January 9, 2011
Some Colleges Put 'Success Coaching' in the Service of Recruitment
Noah Berger for The Chronicle
Each year the University of Dayton sends accepted applicants a booklet describing how—and why—they should enroll. "For the next four years, you'll be finding yourself," Page 13 says. "Here's how to not get lost." There follows a description of Dayton's "success coaching" program, which the university offers, free of charge, to all freshmen throughout their first semester.
Distinct from academic advisers, success coaches help students with various challenges, like getting