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Academic Coaching Program

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Make an appointment with your academic coach.

Academic Assistance Center
Kansas State University
101 Holton Hall
1101 Mid-Campus Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6457 (fax)


What is Academic Coaching?

Students are appointed an Academic Coach whose main role is to support these students through all of their first year needs. Academic Coaches assist students by meeting frequently throughout the year to discuss the students' needs, concerns, class schedules, goals, and progress.

Anytime you...

  • Have trouble remembering appointment times
  • Feel overwhelmed with new responsibilities
  • Are really good at sleeping in and missing classes
  • Want to improve student expectations in the classroom
  • Want to sharpen your academic skills
    • Test taking
    • Note taking
    • Anxiety
    • Organizational and time management

Academic Coaching Outcomes

  • Demonstrate successful time management skills.
  • Develop a variety of study strategies that work for you; select and utilize them appropriately.
  • Acquire and demonstrate awareness of K-State resources (e.g. tutoring, the Writing Center, the ACIC, your academic advisor, etc.).
  • Define and make progress toward career goals.
  • Make progress toward graduation.
  • Analyze personal strengths and limitations in order to maximize academic success, for example in selecting courses.
  • Exhibit ethical conduct at all times and follow guidelines of academic honesty expected of a K-State student.
  • Identify and participate in University-sponsored activities and student groups that fall within your areas of interest and/or align with your career goals.
  • Establish connections with faculty, staff, and students in the K-State family.
  • Articulate the purpose and benefits of a college education.