High Education Coaching

Goals

To understand how higher education institutions are using coaching methodology to support students, including what services or products they are using for this

Early Findings

One national non-profit program called Catalyze is supporting four private and five public colleges in the US to offer access to coaching and support curriculum for low-income students.
University of Michigan offers a coaching program that pairs students with a professional coach, to understand their learning styles, work habits, examine life challenges and overcome barriers to success.

University of Colorado offers a broad academic coaching program that not only supports students in their educational experience, but also works on helping students develop self-awareness, self-confidence, learn to effectively set goals, and develop critical thinking skills.
Vanderbilt University offers wellbeing coaches to their students, who support these students in emotional well being, stress management, financial skills, life transitions, relationship building, and self-efficacy.
UC San Diego has a program called the Student Success Coaching program, which connects undergraduates with a coach to help them fine tune strengths and passions, and connect them with resources such as research, mentors, faculty and student organizations to support these.

Florida State University’s College Life Coach program pre-selects high need students to meet with a coach twice a month, and work on achieving their personal, academic, and professional goals.

A study showed that university students who had a coach assigned to them were more likely to make it through university.

One resource for university support that uses the coaching methodology is an app called Beyond 12, a mobile app where virtual coaches are assigned to high school seniors to text, email, and coach over the phone as they prepare for college. The program is built on an executive coaching model.

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