About First Year Academic Coaches: Who they are & what they do!
FYACs are peer mentors!
They have been selected based on their academic strength, records of campus leadership, and friendliness! They can help you put into action what you are learning about collegiate level academics, life management strategies, and success at Ithaca. FYACs help you ADJUST and SUCCEED!
Things you can talk to your FYACs about:
You're doing great, adjusting well, and you want to celebrate that with someone!
You want to know more about AES and other academic support services on campus.
You have questions or concerns about general academic policies on campus (e.g. ‘what constitutes plagiarism?’)
You want tips on how to approach your professor about something you don’t understand in class, but you’re embarrassed to raise your hand.
You feel you’re not doing as well as you would like in your classes.
You are worried about the amount of work you have and how to manage all of it.
You are considering changes in your academic focus and you don’t know where to go to discuss it on campus.
You need time management assistance.
You just want someone to talk to about anything!!
Talk to your First Year Coach about how to win a Gund Bear Study Buddy!!