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FalconOnline has partnered with Instructional Connections, an instructional support service company, to offer Academic Coaches for qualifying online courses.  Academic Coaches are an extension of UTPB faculty and will deliver the following:

  • Assistance in grading assignments
  • Participation in discussion threads
  • Monitoring student participation and student success, and
  • Assistance in sending communications to students through UTPB faculty.

To qualify for an Academic Coach, an online course must have an undergraduate student enrollment of 60 or a graduate student enrollment of 40.

Timeframe for Requesting an Academic Coach

Faculty with qualifying online courses must request an Academic Coach through the PeopleSoft portal for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022.

Spring 2021

Term Start Date First Day to Submit Academic Coach Request Last Day to Submit an Academic Coach Request
Full Spring (16 weeks) 01/11/21 10/26/20 12/28/20
First Spring Session (8 weeks)  01/11/21 10/26/20 12/28/20
Second Spring Session (8 weeks)  03/08/21 01/18/21 02/24/21

Summer 2021

Term Term Start Date First Day to Submit Academic Coach Request Last Day to Submit Academic Coach Request
Full Summer (16 weeks) 06/01/21 03/22/21 05/18/21

First Summer Session

(7 weeks) 

05/10/21 03/22/21 04/26/21

Second Summer Session

(7 weeks) 

06/28/21 05/17/21 06/14/21

Fall 2021

Term Term Start Date First Day to Submit Academic Coach Request Last Day to Submit Academic Coach Request
Full Summer (16 weeks) 08/23/21 7/12/21 8/9/21

First Summer Session

(7 weeks) 

8/23/21 7/12/21 8/9/21

Second Summer Session

(7 weeks) 

10/18/21 8/30/21 10/4/21

Spring 2022

Term Term Start Date First Day to Submit Academic Coach Request Last Day to Submit Academic Coach Request
Full Summer (16 weeks) 1/10/22 10/25/21 12/27/21

First Summer Session

(7 weeks) 

1/10/22 10/25/21 12/27/21

Second Summer Session

(7 weeks) 

3/14/22 1/17/22 2/28/22

Summer 2022

Term Term Start Date First Day to Submit Academic Coach Request Last Day to Submit Academic Coach Request
Full Summer (16 weeks) 5/31/22 3/21/22 5/17/22

First Summer Session

(7 weeks) 

5/9/22 3/21/22 4/25/22

Second Summer Session

(7 weeks) 

6/27/22 5/16/22 6/13/22

 

Due to the process involved in vetting instructional talent through our partner, we are unable to accommodate any requests for Academic Coaches made after the term deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Iresha Brown (brown_i@utpb.edu)