ACHIEVE Academic Coaching for the Undeclared Student


To empower and propel Exploratory Studies undergraduate students towards optimal academic achievement. Exploratory Studies' advisor and academic success coach utilize strengths-based academic coaching strategies to encourage self-awareness, academic planning, career-idea planning, and decision-making skills. We use this awareness to develop an individual success plan that includes action steps to goal attainment, academic skill building, major decision-making, and the enhancement of a growth mindset.

"Focus on the First Year" with ACHIEVE

ACHIEVE Academic Coaching Program supports Exploratory students seeking to enhance academic skills.

ACHIEVE Academic Coaching for the Exploratory Student centers on an "appreciative student approach." Appreciative coaching helps students optimize their strengths and educational experiences to reach their academic goals. Appreciative coaching is an entirely student-centered, collaborative approach to student development, academic coaching, and advising.

Academic coaching goes beyond the university, university services, and academics. Academic coaching helps students understand how best to learn at school, be proactive, and develop and exercise personal leadership. The skills introduced are intended to influence character and impact current life beyond academics to impact their future. Academic coaching helps students avoid common pitfalls by changing thought patterns and unhelpful habits, which affect the upward trajectory of personal and academic success.

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The Department of Academic Success provides the diverse student population of ESU with support, opportunities and academic programs to enhance engagement; to support transition to the university; to encourage life-long learning; and to foster academic achievement and degree completion.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Rosenkrans East
(570) 422-3164
(570) 422-3898 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Associate Professor/Department Chair
Kelly L. McKenzie
(570) 422-3741