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Academic Recovery Program

The College of Education (COE) is committed to student success.  COE students who have been placed on academic probation are required to schedule a probation meeting with the COE Coordinator of Retention. During these meetings, students’ strengths and opportunities for improvement will be assessed using  the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory

Students are encouraged to continue working individually with the Coordinator of Retention to develop a personalized academic recovery plan including one on one coaching, workshops, and resource referrals to strengthen their ability for academic success.

Sophomore Success Program

Sophomore students are entering into a critical time period that will ultimately set the tone for academic success.  The COE Student Services office is committed to helping students reach their academic goals and has developed a program to support sophomore level students in obtaining the required G.P.A. to declare their major. Included within this program are personalized one on one assessment, academic coaching, and resource referrals that work to strengthen student skill sets in the areas of:

  • Time Management
  • Study Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Information Processing and Concentration
  • Motivation and Attitude
  • Self Testing Skills
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Selecting Main Ideas
  • Reading Comprehension

Student Success Coaching

COE students who feel they are struggling academically are invited to participate in academic coaching sessions to overcome challenges to success. Personalized one on one academic coaching, that covers topics such as the development of time management skills, study strategies, and test taking skills will be utilized to promote student success.

Developing the COE Community

Numerous research studies have demonstrated that a sense of ownership and belonging to their college and major produces a significant positive effect on student retention. The COE Student Services office adheres to John Gardner’s definition of a healthy community as containing (1) wholeness incorporating diversity, (2) a shared culture, (3) good internal communication, (4) caring, trust and teamwork, (5) group maintenance and government, (6) participation and the sharing of leadership tasks, (7) links with the outside world, and (8) developing young people.  (Gardner, John W. On Leadership. New York: Free, 1990. Print.)

We invite you to explore our COE Community page to learn more about our community development initiatives.

Contact Us

College of Education Student Services
Gabel 138
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
815–753–8352
cedustudentservices@niu.edu