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The REACH department 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 Fall 2020, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020

Term Timeframe to Submit Academic Coach Request

Fall (16 weeks) &

Fall I (1st 8 weeks)

July 13-  August 10
Fall II (2nd 8 weeks) September 7 - October 5

Spring  (16 weeks) &

Spring I (1st 8 weeks)

November 4 - December 30
Spring II (2nd 8 weeks) January 27 -  February 24
Summer (16 weeks) March 23 - May 12
Summer I (7 weeks) March 23 - April 27
Summer II (7 weeks) March 25 - June 15

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 Katrieva Jones Munroe at

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