Academic Support Office of the Provost

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By the numbers…


Did you know…

Academic Coaching

  • The Academic Coaching program has increased in student usage for back-to-back years. There has been a 55% increase from the 2017-2018 year compared to the 2018-2019 year and an increase in unique students served by 135% in those same years. In fall 2018, the number of intake appointments jumped by 126.6%.
  • In spring 2019, the student experience survey revealed:
    • 100% of student respondents agreed that their “Academic Coach seemed concerned about (their) well-being”.
    • 97.5% of student respondents strongly agreed they “learned at least one new skill from (their) discussions with an Academic Coach”.
  • For the 2018-2019 year, 84% of all students who met for an intake appointment chose to continue with the program.


  • Academic Support social media accounts increased followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by 89%, 154%, and 37%, respectively since summer 2018. Follow and like us today!
  • Forty-eight (48) presentations and workshops were facilitated in fall 2018 serving 1,655 students:
      • 99% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed the presentation material was useful and relevant to their experience as a college student.
      • Respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they understood how to locate and utilize the services provided within Academic Support including Study Partners (99%), Academic Coaching (98%), and Supplemental Instruction (97.4%).

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Plainsmen’s Prep

  • Eighty-three (83) students completed the Plainsmen’s Prep program in summer 2018, engaging in over 20 hours of instruction provided by AU faculty, 9 hours of peer-led active-review sessions, and 12 hours of supplementary group study sessions
  • Of the 83 students who participated, 45 students placed into a higher math course than what their ACT/SAT Math Scores determined at the end of the program
  • 67% of those students who placed into a higher math course earned a C or better at the end of fall 2018
  • Thirty (30) participants moved up into Calculus I (MATH 1610)
    • 73% of those placing into Calculus I earned a C or better in the course (11% higher than average course rates in fall 2018)
    • 90% of those placing into Calculus I earned a D or better in the course (14% higher than average course rates in fall 2018)

Study Partners

  • Partnered with the Interfraternity Council (IFC) to offer drop-in tutoring twice weekly in the AU Student Center to potential new members (pledges) for high demand science and mathematics courses.
  • For the past two semesters, Study Partners staff have worked closely with the School of Nursing to offer Dosage Calculation Exam Prep Workshops, helping to improve pass rates to 100%.
  • Developed and implemented new student staff training model entitled “cohorts” whereby each staff member is assigned to a weekly hour-long training group. Cohort topics included: team building, special student populations, Socratic Method, student engagement, brain development and learning, and professionalism.

Study Smart

  • For spring 2019 Study Smart participants, 100% of respondents to the end-of-experience survey reported that they believe they have changed as a result of what they learned in this class.
  • 100% of  spring 2019 participants strongly agreed or agreed with the statement, “In Study Smart, I learned the skills, tools, and beliefs that will enable me to be academically successful and graduate from college.”

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

  • Over 5,600 undergraduate students attended SI sessions in fall 2017; totaling more than 21,600 visits.
  • Students who attended SI sessions frequently (over 10 times in a semester) earned an average final grade that was .79 higher than peers who did not attend for the class. In general, SI session attendees earned an average final grade in their SI-supported course that was .51 (half-letter grade) higher than students who did not attend SI sessions.

Academic Support & Academic Coaching Visits

Academic Support Suite

0176 RBD Library
Auburn University, Alabama
36849 USA
TEL: (334) 844-5972

Main Office:

Study Partners (peer-tutoring) Check-in Desk

Learning Commons
2nd Floor RBD Library
Auburn University, Alabama
36849 USA
TEL: (334) 844-5702

Study Partners Desk:

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program Office

2238 Haley
351 W Thach Concourse
Auburn University, Alabama
36849 USA
TEL: (334) 844-5911