Graduate Student Academic Coaching Request Form

What is Graduate Academic Coaching?

Graduate Academic Coaching is a collaborative and interactive process with the ultimate goal of assisting you in developing a personalized plan for achieving academic success in graduate school. A Graduate Academic Coach will listen to your needs and concerns and work closely with you to develop academic goals and suggest tools, resources, and strategies to assist in reaching those goals. Topics discussed during academic coaching are based on your needs.  Common topics we encouter are balacing work, family, and school, managing big projects like a thesis/dissertation, and effective reading strategies for graduate level material. The actual length of the Graduate Academic Coaching session depends on your needs, however, all sessions are scheduled for one hour in order to allow enough time.

Who is Graduate Academic Coaching for?

Graduate Academic Coaching is for anyone who wants assistance in achieving success in their graduate program.  Students who utilize Graduate Academic Coaching are typically interested in gaining one or more of the following things:

  • Individualized academic support
  • Information about Learning Center Programs that may fit their needs
  • Informaiton about campus resources for Graduate students
  • Information about academic techniques specific to Graduate School
  • How to handle the difference between Undergraduate and Graduate expectations

When and where do Graduate Academic Coaching sessions occur?

Graduate Academic Coaching session times depend upon your availability and our coaches' schedules.  Generally, there are coaches available between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday, but this can vary by day.  As Graduate Academic Coaching is a collaborative process it is best done in person.  In person sessions are available in the Learning Center, Sage Hall 315.  If you are interested in scheduling a coaching session with one of our Graduate Academic Coaches, please complete the following request form.  Someone will be in touch with you in 24-48 business hours to set up a session.  If you have not heard from us by then, please feel free to contact the Learning Center at 940-369-7006.

NOTE: Online coaching is available for distance learners and students with extenuating circumstances that prevent them from coming to campus.  To schedule an online session, please make sure to state on the request form that you will need that option.  Please note that for an online session to occur, you will need, at the minimum, a working microphone and speakers on your computer.

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What type of graduate degree are you seeking?
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Please remember that this is not subject tutoring.
Please provide availability for Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Coaching takes place during business hours. For example, "Monday-Thursday 3-5pm." Please be sure to provide a variety of times. With more options, we can get back to you quicker and get started faster.
Academic Coaching Agreement
By using the Academic Coaching Program at the Learning Center, you agree to the following: The Academic Coaching Program is a privilege and you are the only one responsible for your progress this semester. If you are not satisfied with your current Academic Coach, it is your responsibility to complete another request form for another coach or contact the Learning Center. If you need more assistance than the Academic Coach can provide, it is your responsibility to seek other resources. You will attend all scheduled coaching sessions unless you have an emergency. You will bring all needed materials to coaching sessions. You will come prepared to all coaching sessions and acknowledge that you will have to reschedule with your academic coach if you are 15 minutes or more past your scheduled start time. You will notify your coach if you need to cancel or reschedule. No-shows with no explanation will result in the termination of the coaching relationship. You will maintain a professional relationship at all times with your coach.