Success Programs

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Our Student Success Programs assist students in achieving academically, acclimating to the culture of the campus and engaging in resources to reach their personal, academic and professional goals. Through student connections, program development and collaboration with college and university resources, we focus on improving the experiences of our students by utilizing a student-centered approach to personal, professional and academic success.

If you feel they you are struggling academically we invite you 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 your success.

A Peer Academic Coach (PAC) can help you with the following: study tips, study habits, navigating platforms, adjusting to online learning, time management, avoiding procrastination, organization, goal-setting, preparing for advising or instructor meetings and connecting with NIU student resources. 

Difficulty with any of these areas can lead to stress and make it more difficult to achieve your goals so take the following steps to support your success.

  1. Participate in weekly Student Support sessions via Blackboard:
  2. Read the weekly Tuesday Tips email for helpful suggestions and reminders.
  3. Participate in offered interactive workshops to support your academic performance. 
  4. Request a virtual one-on-one session with a PAC to work on targeted skills. 

Email all one-on-one session requests and questions to our student services office. One of our College of Education’s PAC members will respond soon.

In the College of Education at NIU, we are committed to cultivating an equity-focused, inclusive, engaging and supportive learning environment for all students. Becoming an educator is a complex developmental process, and we are dedicated to providing meaningful preparation opportunities to advance candidates' progress toward successful professional careers. Coursework, clinical experiences, and co-curricular activities within each program define the pathway leading to licensure for many candidates. Teacher candidates come to NIU's educator preparation programs with different background experiences, skills, talents, opportunities, beliefs, challenges and learning needs. The Growth and Professional Performance Review (GPPR) process is designed to proactively intervene and provide tailored supports toward candidates' forward progress in their program to launch them into their careers as highly competent educators.

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College of Education Student Services
Gabel Hall 138


8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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