Academic Coaching


What is Academic Coaching?

Academic Coaching at the University of Georgia (UGA) exists to address the holistic needs of undergraduate students that impact their academic success. Academic Coaches helps students assess where they are now and articulate where they want to be going forward. Coaches help students identify their best next actions steps and how to connect those steps with their long-term goals and core values. Academic Coaching empowers students to engage intellectually, leverage curiosity, and explore creative solutions to their own unique challenges.

Students participating in Academic Coaching will:

  • Identify their strengths and barriers to develop evidence-based strategies to reach their goals
  • Adopt self-directed behaviors that develop accountability and a mindset allowing for decisive action
  • Identify actionable next steps congruent with their long-term goals and core values
  • Feel empowered and equipped to effectively manage future challenges
  • Foster a sense of belonging and understand the unique value they bring to the UGA campus community

 

Why Academic Coaching?

Whether you're an incoming student transitioning into life at UGA or a fourth year student preparing for life after college, all students can benefit from meeting with an Academic Coach. Our Academic Coaches take time to get to know you and what success at UGA means for you.

 

Who can participate in Academic Coaching?

Academic coaching is currently offered to students on academic warning and probation, as well as students who have been referred to coaching in SAGE. Starting in Spring 2024 we plan to expand coaching availability to any interested undergraduate student.

 

What can students expect from an Academic Coaching session?

We think its important to get a holistic picture of you as a student so we spend time asking questions to understand what's most important to you, understand your opportunities for growth, and together create an actionable plan for success.

 

How do students book an appointment?

To book an appointment with an Academic Coach, students log onto SAGE with their UGA MyID and password, choose "My Success Network" from the (left) side menu, click "SHOW OTHER SERVICES", select Division of Academic Enhancement to view team members.  To view calendars and schedule an appointment, choose "View Profile" under a Coach and select "Schedule". Students must complete the Academic Coaching Intake Survey before their first session.

 

Meet our Academic Coaches!

Lindsey Bailey

Lindsey Bailey

Wendy Biddle

Wendy Biddle

Nicholas Colvard

Nicholas Colvard

Sarah Jeffery

Sarah Jeffery

Paige Mandas

Paige Mandas

Jeffery Ramos

Jeffery Ramos

 
 

If you have questions, need assistance, or would like more information about the Academic Coaching program, please contact our team at daecoaching@uga.edu

If you would like to make a specific request for coaching not currently offered, please do so here

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