To empower and propel degree-seeking undergraduate students on academic warning towards personal, academic achievement. Faculty advisers and academic success coaches utilize appreciative, strengths-based academic coaching strategies to encourage self-awareness, develop action-steps to goal attainment and the establishment of positive life habits.

"Focus on the First Year" with ACHIEVE

ACHIEVE supports First time students on academic warning (primarily freshmen and sophomores) and/ or students receiving financial aid appeals.

ACHIEVE's advising philosophy centers on "appreciative advising". Appreciative advising is the intentional collaborative practice of academic coaching and advising that helps students optimize their personal strengths and educational experiences to attain their academic goals. Appreciative advising is perhaps the best example of a fully student-centered approach to student development academic coaching.

Academic Coaching goes beyond the university, university services and academics. Academic coaching is helping 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 with intent to impact their future. Academic Coaching helps students avoid common pitfalls by changing thought patterns and unhelpful habits which, in-turn, influence the upward trajectory of personal and academic success.

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The Department of Academic Enrichment and Learning (DAEL) 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
Assistant Professor/Department Chair
Kelly L. McKenzie
(570) 422-3741