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The USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) was founded in the Summer of 2010 as a support center for students whom learn differently. The programs and services offered by KCLC include academic workshops, computer lab access with assistive technology, quiet study rooms, learning assessments, tutoring, and academic coaching. The academic coaching program empowers USC students to become successful and self-directed lifelong learners by working 1-on-1 with a trained graduate-level Academic Coach. Through the coaching program, the coaches can assist students with planning daily schedules, study strategies, time management, SMART goals, and test taking strategies.

Academic Coaching Participants Summary

  • The Academic Coaching program started in the Spring 2011 with an enrollment of 36 students. As of Fall 2016, 810 students have been enrolled in the coaching program.
  • For the approximate 121 students enrolled in Academic Coaching in the Fall 2016 semester, a majority of students, 64.3%, have participated in the coaching program for only 1 semester; 23.5% for 2 semesters.
  • The average for students that have participated in the coaching program is 1.57 semesters enrolled in the coaching program.

KCLC Visits

  • From Spring 2011- Fall 2016 (as of 11/11/16), there have been 16,034 visits to KCLC.

  • As of November 11, 2016, there have been 1351 visits to KCLC in Fall 2016

  • For the Fall 2016 semester, the busiest hours are 11AM, 12PM, 1PM.

  • For Academic Coaching usage in the Fall 2016 semester, the busiest hours are 11AM, 2PM, and 1PM.

  • For the Computer Lab usage in the Fall 2016 semester, the busiest hours are 11AM, 12 PM, 2PM, 3PM.

  • For Quiet Study Room usage in the Fall 2016 semester, the busiest hours are 12 PM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM.

  • For the Fall 2016 semester, the busiest day was Wednesday and the busiest month was October.

Fall 2016 Mid-Semester Survey

  • 84 students filled out the survey.

  • 28% of students heard about KCLC from an academic advisor, and 22% had been in KCLC before.

  • Areas students expected to gain/improve from academic coaching: 93% time management skills, and 68% study strategies.

  • 98% of students have felt their Academic Coach was prepared to help them.

  • 98% have felt they have had a productive experience.

  • 96% of students were satisfied or very satisfied with their academic coach this semester.

 

Looking for more information? Check out our past Summaries!

KCLC Spring 2012 Summary
KCLC Fall 2013 Summary
KCLC Spring 2014 Summary
KCLC Fall 2014 Summary
KCLC Spring 2015 Summary
Fall 2015 Summary
Spring 2016 Summary
Fall 2016 Summary