All first year students at Morris meet with a success coach in addition to their academic adviser.
Success coaches assist students with:
- transition to college
- goal setting
- developing important relationships with faculty, staff and other students
- discovering and utilizing campus offices, programs, and co-curricular opportunities
- resolving academic alerts, if needed
Coaching is provided through three programs:
- Native American Student Success
- Summit Scholars (TRIO Student Support Services)*
- Office of Academic Success (with support from partners in Equity, Diversity, & Intercultural Programs, Community Engagement, and Athletics)
Coaches use a common model to provide similar experiences for all first year students. In addition to meeting with their success coach and academic adviser, students engage in conversations and experiences supporting their academics, finances, career plans, and co-curricular experiences.
Students will meet their coach for the first time during orientation. Following the first meeting, students will meet with their coach during important times in the semester where extra support is helpful.
Following the first year, students transition to support provided primarily by their academic adviser. Additional success coaching for students beyond the first year is available through the Office of Academic Success and Summit Scholars.