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The New York State Student Success Center (NYSSSC) supports a Student Success Coaching Academy. The Student Success Coaching Academy features experienced, innovative leaders from within NYS who are committed to student success. Coaches support institutions in their journey to enhancing student success and completion.

Upcoming Course Offering: 

Coaching Strategies for Higher Education

This online course is an offering of the NYS Student Success Center Coaching Academy through the SUNY Center for Professional Development. By supporting coaches at all levels in higher education, this course is designed to develop leaders who can help guide their institutions and support students to enhance success and completion. This course will utilize online synchronous learning sessions, online discussions, surveys, readings, videos, case studies, and an end of course summary reflection. 

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Higher Education Coaching Overview

There is a growing need within public colleges for leaders that have the knowledge, skills and expertise in change leadership strategies to support student success reform. Coaching strategies have been used nationally by Achieving the Dream, Completion by Design, and AACC to further support transformation student success reforms. By developing and supporting organizational coaches at a state level, the NYSSSC seeks to develop leaders who can help create and sustain institutional to ultimately enhance student success and completion at their home college and beyond.

Coaches provide facilitation of change management principles, content expertise around specific coaching topics, and strategic support to guided pathways colleges, as well as other colleges focused on student success reforms. Colleges can engage coaches in short or long-term support of student success projects. If a college is interested in working with a coach, they should reach out to Jennifer Miller, Executive Director, at jennifer(dot)miller(at)suny(dot)edu for more information or sign up using this link for more information: Sign up here to receive more information.

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Questions? Contact Jennifer Miller at jennifer dot miller at suny dot edu or call 518-320-1370.

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