The ACCESS Program at FAU utilizes a holistic approach in assisting students in their first and second year, providing individually tailored support by way of academic coaching/advising, career counseling, academic support programs and faculty mentorship. By establishing a positive environment, we will provide students with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to progress toward degree completion.
The ACCESS Program is based on the Appreciative Advising model. It is the intentional collaborative practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experience and achieve their dreams, goals and potential. The advisee and coach/advisor, as partners, work together to discover the student’s passions and dreams, design a plan to achieve those dreams, deliver on that plan, and make changes as necessary to achieve their goals.
The ACCESS program at Florida Atlantic University aspires to establish a partnership with students that will enrich their educational experience and empower them to develop meaningful educational, career, and life goals.