Journal of Appreciative Education

Appreciative Academic Coaching

Julie Bradley, Molly Reynolds


Academic coaching programs are becoming increasingly common across the country due to the recognition that many college-bound and current students need assistance transitioning to college life and the accompanying increased academic rigor (Barkley, 2011). While there are many different coaching models being used across the country, the University of Kentucky has chosen to adapt the 6D’s of Appreciative Advising and Education as their coaching framework, naming this adaptation Appreciative Academic Coaching. While many coaching frameworks focus strictly on the in-session coaching-steps, Appreciative Academic Coaching takes both pre- and post- appointments into consideration, setting it apart from other coaching models.


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ISSN: 2165-5421