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Coaches Have A Plan and Fun!

Coaches Have A Plan and Fun!

Faculty and staff recently completed a 2-day training sponsored by the National Tutoring Association. The training was led by facilitator, Carmen Wade. During the training participants gained knowledge that will strengthen their roles as academic advisors and success coaches. The training is of great value and reinforces best practices and research that shows academic coaching improves student retention and

  graduation rates.   Bettinger, a researcher from Stanford University’s School of Education supports academic coaching based on the results of a 2011 study.  He shared, “The results are clear:  coaching had a clear impact on retention and completion rates, And not only does coaching improve the likelihood students will remain in college, but expenditures on coaching are much smaller than the costs of other methods to encourage persistence in college.”  The training allowed BOOST staff members to enhance current coaching and advising services provided to pre-health students via a TAACCCT grant.  Coaches have a plan and fun! 

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