At the core of the ACC Student Success Initiative are the Faculty Coaches.
Elected by their peers, the Faculty Coach facilitates departmental efforts to enhance the depth, and use, of departmental and institutional data about what happens to ACC students. The Faculty Coach is charged with leading departmental discussions in regard to revisions of the curriculum and improvements to support services that are needed to increase student success across all student categories. The Faculty Coach is the liaison between the department, OIEA, and the institution for the Student Success Initiative.
The team of Faculty Coaches is also central to institutional efforts to improve student success. Trained in data analysis, the team of Faculty Coaches will receive and analyze the results from all the College's various surveys and data reports. The Faculty Coaches in turn lead discussions of the data within their department. The team will guide the College in additional departmental data needs. By reporting to the SSI Steering Committee, the team of Faculty Coaches will help to coordinate the college's curriculum revisions and resource needs to achieve the Student Success Initiative overall goal of increasing success for all students regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, race or socio-economic status.