Wayne Community College’s Achievement Coach program will be the subject of a session at a national conference.
“The Evolution and Early Successes of the Wayne Community College Coaching, Advising, and Planning for Success Project” will be presented at the 20th Annual Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession Conference.
The Achievement Coach program is a component of the college’s Coaching, Advising, and Planning for Success (CAPS) project. CAPS was made possible by a U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Part A Strengthening Institutions Program grant received in 2018.
Dr. Tammy Bishop, WCC Academic Foundations Department chair, and Dr. Patrick Saxon, director of the Sam Houston State University Doctoral Program for Developmental Education Administration and the external evaluator for WCC’s Title 3 project, will be the presenters at the March 20 session in Las Vegas.
Their talk will cover the progression of the Achievement Coach program during a high-growth phase. The program is a result of an institutional self-study that identified advising as a challenge to student success.
About the Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession (ACTP)
ACTP provides a communication platform linking academic coaches, coaching supervisors, tutors, tutor coordinators, and administrators committed to the development of a successful learner. It provides opportunities to develop and enhance skills through the sharing of methods and strategies, a basis to stimulate research in the philosophy and application of coaching and tutoring, and tutor and tutor trainer certification.
About Wayne Community College
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 165 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.