Workshop: Academic Coaching and Mentoring


CTD0559a Academic Coaching and Mentoring  provides the information and skill-building practice to prepare faculty, staff and administrators to engage in the academic coaching and mentoring of students who have achieved the 25 percent benchmark of program completion (15 college-level credits). Participants will take part in a combination of face-to-face, online and advisor-shadowing activities that presents a comprehensive understanding of academic coaching and mentoring.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the framework for collaborative coaching and mentoring of MDC students
  • Identify the characteristics of an effective academic coach and mentor
  • Apply best practices for communicating with students and building rapport
  • Navigate the faculty view in Odyssey to obtain, review and input student data
  • Utilize an IEP to help students plan their coursework
  • Guide students to resources that help them transfer successfully into a baccalaureate program
  • Identify college resources such as ACCESS, tutoring, and scholarships

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) Credit:  This course is worth 10 hours of FPD credit.

Training Format: The training is being offered in a blended format. The first 2 hours of training will take place online and must be completed before the face-to-face (F2F) session. Your instructor will email you login instructions when the course opens. The online training is followed by 4 hours of face-to-face instruction. After the online and face-to-face training have been completed, 4 additional shadowing hours will be required with a Student Services Peer on your campus.  

Ready to register?
Select one of the four reference numbers below to sign-up for a session:

Online Training (2hrs)

F2F Workshop
Date/ Time (4hrs)

F2F Workshop

F2F Workshop Facilitators

Reference #

Sept 8 – 15*

Tues., Sept. 16, 2014

Room 6356

Andrew Carbon
Stephen Johnson


Sept 14 – 21*

Mon., Sept. 22, 2014

Room 3404-11

Lourdes Delgado
Chris Migliaccio


Sept 25 – Oct 2*

Fri., Oct. 3, 2014

Room 2260-6

Andrew Carbon
Billy Oliver


*Instructor will email you the LMS login information first day of the online training.


Questions about the training?
Contact Veronica Zayas,

Questions about Coaching and Mentoring at MDC?
Read the Frequently Asked Questions at the following link: