Academic Coaching is the first comprehensive book about academic coaching in higher education, providing faculty and staff with a robust foundation in academic coaching that they can use to improve campus services to bolster student success.
Drawing from the principles of executive, business, and life coaching, this book explores how to support college students as they begin their journey to independence, grapple with challenging courses, uncover their life’s purpose, and prepare to make their mark on the world.
This accessible book is full of step-by-step guidance for becoming an effective academic coach, helping faculty and staff create, expand, incorporate, or improve academic coaching services on campus in order to better serve all students.
1. Introduction Part One: Background and Research 2. Growth of Academic Coaching Part Two: Academic Coaching Model 3. Definition 4. Fundamental Beliefs and Assumptions 5. Fundamental Tools 6. Phases of an Academic Coaching Conversation 7. Expanded Skills 8. Bringing it all Together Part Three: Applying Academic Coaching 9. Common Topics 10. Faculty Applications 11. Staff Applications 12. The Great Diversity of College Students 13. Remote Learning Environments Part Four: Next Steps 14. Implementing Academic Coaching
"Howlett and Rademacher provide an invaluable, comprehensive guide to academic coaching. Discussions of topics ranging from the theoretical bases of academic coaching to specific strategies for effectively coaching students from all demographics provide a clearly written roadmap for staff and faculty focused on preparing students to become independent life-long learners."
Saundra McGuire, Louisiana State University, USA
"Academic Coaching is a must-read for all who are concerned with supporting student success in higher education…Marc Howlett and Kristen Rademacher are two of the foremost leaders in the academic coaching field and they know their subject well. They participated in the development of one of the first and most highly recognized academic coaching programs in the country. In addition, they both have years of practical experience coaching college students. This book provides a comprehensive resource on academic coaching taking readers from theory and research to the practical skills of how to have a coaching conversation. If you are looking for ways to help college students be more successful within the array of challenges that are facing them, this is a book you need to read."
Sharon Field, Wayne State University, USA
"Academic Coaching is a powerful guide to providing evidence-based coaching on your campus. Marc and Kristen are masterful coaches as well as highly skilled trainers. Like their remarkable workshops, this publication comfortably but comprehensively guides the reader in using coaching mindset and techniques to promote student engagement and academic success. They have integrated various approaches that will be familiar to postsecondary service providers and faculty members who want to support student learning but keep their work squarely within the unique realm of coaching. This book will quickly become your go-to for launching or strengthening your academic success coaching services."
David R. Parker, Children’s Resource Group, USA
"A thoughtful and accessible model for empowering students to achieve goals. This book carefully presents the nuts and bolts of a coaching framework that can be quickly adapted by anyone and calibrated for any educational institution."
Jay Sriram, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
"Academic Coaching is a practical guide for any higher education professional working in a coaching or advising role. The concepts and methods outlined in this book work in career coaching as well. Career coaches benefit from this model because it's practical in nature but grounded in research. All higher education coaches and advisors should add this to their professional library."
Sue Harbour, University of California, Berkeley, USA