ACADEMIC COACHING


Coaching will help YOU to set and achieve your own academic, professional, and personal goals while at Purdue.

LifeBound, Inc, a pioneer in this field, defines academic coaching as follows: In sports, the coach works with the player until game time. At game time, the coach moves to the sidelines and the player takes the field. Here, on the field, is where the greatest learning takes place for the player – where the ideas and lessons are put into action.
 
Academic coaching is similar – it’s an action-based model where students learn to set goals, problem-solve, take initiative, and evaluate outcomes with the assistance of a coach.

Explore this site to learn more about Academic coaching, to identify available coaches (from student peers, Dr. Jennifer Groh – Women in Engineering Program, and engineering professionals who are also Purdue alum), and to learn how YOU can benefit from coaching and/or from being a coach for others!

Links to Coaching Initiatives in the Women in Engineering Program (WIEP)

  • Free academic coaching sessions
  • Next Step Coaching initiative for WIEP mentoring program participants (M&M and GMP)
  • GMP Coaching Small group
  • Peer coaching in ENGR 49400
  • Additional resources on academic coaching

 

 

 

 

 

M&M undergraduate mentoring program
participants
practicing peer coaching skills.

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc., regarding Academic Coaching, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Next Step Coaching Coordinators for the program you are participating in:

     Graduate Mentoring Program (GMP):  wiepmm@ecn.purdue.edu
     Pair Mentors & Mentees (M&M Pair):  wiepair@purdue.edu
     Group Mentors & Mentees (M&M Group):  wiegroup@purdue.edu
     or Dr. Jennifer Groh:  jgroh@purdue.edu


 

M&M Group 2014

Women in Engineering Program Mentees and Mentors Program at Purdue University.

FREE academic coaching sessions

Dr. Jennifer Groh, Associate Director for the Women in Engineering Program and trained coaching professional*

THURSDAYS - 9:00-10:00 AM - ARMS 1237

  • Discuss anything affecting your experience at Purdue - work together with Dr. Groh to 1) develop goals, 2) brainstorm solutions for reaching those goals, and 3) setting an action plan for forward movement.
  • No appointment needed during this time - just drop in!
  • Set appointment times for another day/time by contacting denoc@purdue.edu or you are welcome to come by the office to see if Jennifer is available.
  • If you would like a student referral for how coaching sessions work with Dr. Groh, contact jgroh@purdue.edu and Jennifer will put you in touch with a student.

 

 

 

 

 

M&M undergraduate mentoring program
participants practicing peer coaching skills.

*Affiliate Coach with over 100 hours of training in academic coaching with LifeBound, Inc., facilitation of numerous national workshops on academic coaching for science and engineering populations, and innumerable individual coaching sessions with Purdue undergraduate and graduate students.


Sample coaching with a student during a workshop for engineering staff/faculty.


Next Step Coaching initiative for WIEP mentoring program participants (M&M and GMP)

The Next Step Coaching initiative utilizes coaching skills and approaches to augment mentoring relationships between professional engineers (Purdue engineering alumnae in corporate, academic, government and non-profit positions) and our undergraduate (M&M) and graduate (GMP) student mentoring program participants. Mentoring and coaching relationships overlap in significant ways, such as building a relationship based on mutual trust and respect.  

To help catalyze our coaching pairs in getting to know each other, as well as building an maintaining a relationship that works for both members, we include some resources below.  Additional Tips:

  • If you are not able to meet in person, we do suggest video chat as the next best way to build a relationship - facial expressions and body language are very important to coaching and to relationship-building in general.  
  • Over time, you will figure out what communication methods work best for your pair.

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc., regarding Academic Coaching, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Next Step Coaching Coordinators for the program you are participating in:

            Graduate Mentoring Program (GMP):  wiepmm@ecn.purdue.edu

            Pair Mentors & Mentees (M&M):  wiepair@purdue.edu

            Group Mentors & Mentees (M&M):  wiegroup@purdue.edu

            or Dr. Jennifer Groh:  jgroh@purdue.edu


Graduate Mentoring Program

Women in Engineering Program Graduate Mentoring Program at Purdue University

How can I learn more about and practice coaching skills?

  • Short videos demonstrating coaching  in action in both an academic-related situation and a personal situation – starring Dr. Jennifer Groh and PhD candidate Jen Kahn
  • Webinar presented by Dr. Groh on academic coaching (~50 min) – resource coming soon…
  • Powerful questions to ask of those you coach, advise, mentor, etc.

Where can I find some useful mentoring-related resources?


GMP Coaching Small Group

More information coming soon…


Peer Coaching in ENGR 49400

More information coming soon…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

494 course participants pose for a photo by the Neil Armstrong statue.


Additional resources for Academic Coaching

Engineering staff and faculty practicing coaching skills in a workshop led by Dr. Jennifer Groh.

 

Leadership Team for Purdue Coaching community (PCC) - Susie Swensen, Sharlee Lyons, Dr. Jennifer Groh, Hannah Dulin Purdue faculty and staff participating in a PCC event.