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September 21, 2016

Academic Success Coaches: Faith-Based Support At Geneva College

Whether you're a first-time student or intend to return to college after a break, online classes for Adult Degree Programs can help you reach your academic goals as you continue to handle work and family responsibilities. Unfortunately, time conflicts, financial concerns, and the realities of family life make online education a struggle for many. Geneva College seeks to address these obstacles through its revolutionary Academic Success Coach program, which gives Adult Degree Program students the support they need to succeed.

What Do Success Coaches Do?

Academic Success Coaches (ASC) play an integral role in student success in Geneva College's Adult Degree Programs. Academic Success Coaches work closely with instructors to keep students on track, although students are always advised to seek academic assistance first from instructors and not coaches. However, if you begin to fall behind on attendance or coursework, your ASC can help you craft a plan that will get you back on track. The ultimate goal of your ASC is to help you make progress towards graduation.

Why Are Success Coaches Important?

From checking up on students to teaching them about time management, Geneva's Academic Success Coaches fulfill a variety of roles. The following are just a few reasons why they are so important.

Accountability

For those who juggle school, work, and family life, it can be easy to let academic concerns slip through the cracks. Your ASC will ensure that this does not happen by remaining in touch with you -- and voicing concerns if you begin to fall behind with your coursework.

Developing Management Skills

Time management skills are imperative for online students, who often have limited time available for assignments and exam preparation. Academic Support Coaches are time management experts, and they can help you make the most of the limited time you have.

Stress management is also a major concern for online students. If stress is impeding your academic achievement, feel free to confide in your ASC. You may emerge with valuable stress management skills, which can be used not only in your academic endeavors, but also as you pursue work in your field of choice.

Liaison with Instructors

Instructors are always eager to discuss academic concepts or answer specific questions about your coursework, but when personal problems come into play, it's typically easier to turn to an outside resource -- ideally, somebody with whom you've built a strong relationship. Your ASC serves as the link between student and professor, ensuring that your best interests are represented.

At Geneva, we believe that online Adult Degree Program students are most successful when they're able to easily access support services. Our ASC program provides faith-based support for struggling students, who might otherwise let their academic work slip when the going gets tough.

Don't hesitate to seek support and encouragement from your ASC -- you'll receive prompt assistance from somebody who truly cares about your academic achievement and personal wellbeing.

For more information on how Geneva College can help you pursue your academic and career goals, contact us at 855-979-5563 or admissions@geneva.edu.

 

http://www.geneva.edu/adult-degree/_assets/adp-handbook-classroom.pdf