Added fall 2018: Coaching TRIO Students. Minneapolis College (MN) (approved Promising Practice 8/1/18). Coaching is a common approach to maximizing human potential in corporate environments; however, it is not widely used in post-secondary education. An effective coach believes clients can discover their own solutions. In a coaching relationship, a working alliance forms wherein the coach uses positive regard, competencies, and strategies to support a cycle of action, reflection, and choice, enabling clients to learn and grow. TRIO students, like executive coaching clients, benefit from being held in high regard and supported as they find and experiment with their own answers. The Minneapolis Educational Opportunity Center staff advocate for coaching as an approach for student success. This document outlines what coaching is and how it works with TRIO students, distinguishing professional coaching from other helping professions. Also included is a tool to evaluate the impact of coaching and a list of professional resources.
Peer Coaching Handbook. Alpena Community College (Alpena, MI) (approved Administrative Practice 10/31/16). Research suggests that coaching programs can improve the academic performance and persistence of students. It has been determined that students who have a sense of belonging are more likely to stay in school and be successful. The main goal of the TTS Peer Coaching program is to create the sense of belonging and assist new TRiO Talent Search students to successfully adapt to the numerous academic, career, social, and personal issues that accompany being a successful student.