a. CLASS ATTENDANCE: I will attend classes on a regular basis and abide by attendance policies shown on course syllabi. I further understand that Peer Success Coaches and Learning Coaches are not responsible for teaching or lectures, and they cannot make up for my absences from class.
b. PURPOSE OF COACHING SERVICES: I understand that the purpose of Peer Success Coaching and Learning Coach services is for experienced students to serve as academic mentors/guides to inexperienced students. Peer Success Coaches will help me adjust to collegiate and adult responsibilities. Learning Coaches are responsible for sharing strategies for learning specific course content. Both will motivate me to be a successful and engaged learner.
c. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: As a user of Peer Coaching or Learning Coach services, I understand that I am ultimately responsible for my success in all academic coursework. Coaches will support and guide me. It is up to me, however, to be an engaged learner and take responsibility for my success.
d. RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY: As a user of Peer Coaching and Learning Coach services, I will show respect for my IC peers, faculty, and staff. Engaging persons from diverse cultures, experiences, lifestyles, and opinions is a significant part of the collegiate learning process.
e. LEARNING MODALITY: IN-PERSON, REMOTE LEARNING and/or ATTENDANCE: As a courtesy to my peers and to my professor who has prepared lectures and lessons for my benefit, I will attend classes and pay attention. If any of my classes are REMOTE, I will keep my ZOOM camera on with my face visible during synchronous instruction. If I cannot for any reason, I will inform my professor.
f. ROUTINE, EFFECTIVE STUDYING: I will study on a regular and consistent basis. If I need to improve my overall study skills, time management, and approach to collegiate level academic immersion, I will discuss it with my peer coach or with staff professionals in the office of Tutoring and Academic Enrichment Services.
g. AVAILABILITY: Once I make a request for Peer Success Coach or Learning Coach services, I will make myself available for sessions when I am not in class, at work, or engaged in required sports or other formal extracurricular activities. I will also make myself available on weekends. Academics and personal development are always my 1st priorities.
h. PREPARATION FOR SESSIONS: I will prepare for all meetings with my coach(es). For tutoring, I will have completed the assigned readings for my classes, reviewed class notes, and studied. I will prepare questions ahead of time so that my participation in the Learning Cooperatives productive. For peer success coaching, I will be prepared to discuss my progress and the specific assistance that I need.
i. CANCELLING A SESSION: Planning is important. If I have a schedule conflict, I will contact my Peer Success Coach or my Learning Coach at least 24-48 hours ahead of time. If I am ill, I will notify them as soon as possible.