Academic Coaching Advising Community

Academic Coaching Advising Community Poster at the ACD Fair in Phoenix 2018

Academic coaching is an interactive process that focuses on the personal relationship created between the student and the coach. It is important for the coach to encourage the student to become more self-aware of their strengths, values, interests, purpose, and passion - and develop those attributes. Academic coaching is designed to help students produce fulfilling results, improve their performance, and enhance the quality of their lives!

Spotlight Series

May 2019 Spotlight

This session focused on programs that advise and coach students utilizing an online hybrid method.  

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March 2019 Spotlight 

This session will focused on Academic Advising and Coaching Research and Assessment with presenter is Alicia Sepulveda from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  Alicia discussed the framework around the practice of advising and coaching, terms and information related to the concept and detailed information about her ground breaking research on the topic. She provided an overview of ways to research and assess coaching programs.

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September 2018 Spotlight Series on Academic Coaching Programs


  • Gail Fairfield, Consulting, Coaching and Workshops, semi-retired from Indiana University
  • Casey Partridge, Associate Director, Oklahoma State University

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July 2018 Spotlight Continues on Academic Coaching Certifications


  • Andrea Engler, Ed.D., Senior Executive Director of Student Transition and Success, University College-IUPUI
  • Gail Fairfield, Coaching, Training, and Development, Office of Completion and Student Success, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Kathleen Shea Smith, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Academic Advising, University of Oklahoma
  • Brandi Smith, M.S., CFLE, BCC, Assistant Director, Career Development Center, Indiana University-Bloomington

Moderator: Chair, Linnette, White

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April 2018 Spotlight on Coaching Programs and Coaching Institutes


Moderator: Chair, Linnette White

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Current Chair

Linnette White
Purdue University

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