An Academic Support Program for Students Who Learn Differently
Auburn University’s SKILL program is a fee-for-service academic support program for undergraduate students with documented evidence of learning differences and executive functioning challenges. The program offers individualized academic coaching which provides accountability, structure, support and skill based strategies for students to reach their personal and academic goals.
SKILL includes weekly coaching sessions,as well as phone, text, and email support. At each session, a student can expect a knowledgeable coach who actively listens, encourages, motivates, and supports. Coaching sessions will be individualized. Study skills, time management, decision making, organization, planning, effective and professional communication and academic progress are naturally incorporated into all coaching sessions.
We believe major life transitions are equally exciting and challenging and asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. We believe in creating a learning environment that encourages accountability, critical thinking, and self-awareness in order to help our students enjoy their college experience independently and responsibly.
Intake Interview: Prior to Semester
Introduction to the SKILL Program
Get to know student: academic history and goals
Review SKILL policies and practices
Intakes are conducted on Zoom
Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend
Week 1: Syllabi Review week
Comprehensive syllabi review
Start of semester checklist
Assistance adjusting classes as needed
Support setting up accommodations including proctored exams
Weeks 2-15: Academic Coaching
Weekly check ins
Weekly action plans
Assistance with Time Management, Planning and Organization
Enhancing professional and effective communication
Academic Progress and Goal Setting
Comprehensive review of courses prior to the course withdrawal deadline
Assistance with course selection, schedule planning and registration