Success Coaching and Peer Mentoring

Bunker Hill Community College’s Learning Communities Program integrates success coaching and peer mentoring into teaching and learning to provide a holistic support network for incoming students.

Success Coaching

Learning Community Seminars and Accelerated English Clusters integrate advising and student development outcomes into teaching and learning through the integration of Success Coaches. Each Seminar and Accelerated English Cluster is supported by a Success Coach who collaborates with faculty on educational planning and delivers “just-in-time” interventions that help students to become resilient problem solvers as they learn to balance work, family responsibilities, and financial challenges. Qualitative data suggests that Success Coaching contributes to higher rates of retention, completion of developmental courses and the accumulation of credits toward degree completion.

The Success Coaching model focuses on holistic advising, which is particularly effective for the College’s student population. Coaching provides a sense of belonging for students, further connecting them to the institution. Success Coaches build relationships with students while addressing a range of student needs that encompass academic, career, personal, financial, goal-planning, and health and well-being. Interactions include classroom visits throughout the semester, workshops on academic/life balance, regular emails and newsletters, comprehensive educational planning, course registration support, making connections to College and community resources, and collaborative approaches to identifying and addressing academic challenges with faculty. Success Coaches serve as advocates for students and continue to work with them during their time at the College.

Peer Mentoring

ACE Peer Mentors embedded in the College's  Learning Community Seminars help new students adjust to the collegiate academic and social environment and serve as model learners, peer teachers and study group facilitators to foster students’ academic achievement, cultural competency, and engagement. In 2015-2016, 63 unduplicated students served as ACE Peer Mentors in 87 Seminars supporting 1,617 students.

ID 16766

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #16766, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

Please note that for security purposes, contact information can only be provided to known contacts at active Achieving the Dream institutions.

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