Table of Contents
These tools are intended to serve as examples and starting points for your work. We encourage Centers and coaches to customize them to their own local contexts. Not every tool will be helpful in every context, so we invite you to use the tools that best suit your coaching activities and adapt them freely.
Craft of Coaching
1. Setting Up Your Engagement
This section contains tools that will help coaches and colleges set themselves up for success as they begin working together. Coaches will also find some of the data tools useful. In particular, we encourage coaches to explore and become familiar with the early momentum metrics as they begin their engagements with colleges.
2. The Engagement
This section contains tools that coaches will find useful during the course of their engagements with colleges. It includes agendas, facilitation tips, and more.
Working with SSCs
Student Success Center Coaching Design and Implementation
This section of the toolbox includes resources that coaches would use with the guidance of, and in collaboration with, their states’ Student Success Centers. Coaches are a critical piece of the feedback loop between colleges and SSCs, and they can help transmit information between the local and state levels. Many SSCs have developed, or are developing, their own tools—some of which appear in the appendix. Tools in this section will evolve over time and include those created by Centers, JFF, and Community College Research Initiatives (CCRI), under the umbrella of the SSCN Coaching Program.
Strategic and Work Planning
Coaching for More Equitable Student Outcomes Packet
Implementing Guided Pathways
These tools will be intended to help educate and inform coaches about the elements of the guided pathways model. It may be appropriate to share some of these tools with colleges as they work through various pieces of guided pathways.
Additional Field Resources
This section links out to other resources in the field that may be helpful for guided pathways coaches.