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FSP Winter 2021 Coaches Sign Up

Sign-up to be a Coach for The First Year Success Program!

The First Year Success Program (FSP) provides programming and assistance to first-year students on academic probation for the first time. We are looking for diverse graduate students, faculty, and staff who are committed to supporting students as they work towards success for future quarters to come. Due to COVID-19, all students will be enrolled in a Canvas module and will interact with program materials virtually throughout the quarter.

The requirements for FSP Coaches are as following: 
  1. Complete the following survey by November 20th so that we can gather information regarding your preferences, background, and availability.
  2. Attend the virtual FSP Coaches' Training on December 4th from 10:00am-11:30am to learn about the program structure, timeline, materials, and more. 
    1. Zoom link will be provided via email.
    2. Make-ups are available by request - email and continue completing this form.
  3. Serve as an FSP Coach for a small group of students throughout the first half of Winter quarter. 

We acknowledge that Zoom fatigue is something that we are all experiencing, so we appreciate your willingness to participate! Our students need our support now more than ever.
- Kara Hitchcock, FSP Coordinator for the Mustang Success Center (
1. First Name *This question is required.
5. What is your role on campus? *This question is required.
6. I work with or teach in a specific college on campus. *This question is required.
Which college(s)?  *This question is required.
If given the opportunity to work with students inside my major or college, I: *This question is required.
Would you prefer to work with students from a specific major or college? *This question is required.
7. Have you been an Academic Coach for FSP in the past? *This question is required.
If given the opportunity, would you want to work with students from the same race and/or ethnicity as you? 
9. If you are knowledgeable about and comfortable with supporting students from the following demographics, please list your preferences below based on the following prompts:
(if no preference, please skip to the next question)
Space Cell I personally identify with and feel comfortable supportingI do not personally identify with, but hold knowledge and experience supporting
First-Generation Students
Students from Foster Care
International Students
Individuals with Learning Disabilities
LGBTQ+ Students
Military-Connected Students
Individuals with Physical Disabilities
Students with Dependents
Undocumented Students
10. I feel comfortable and wouldn't mind supporting students who have self disclosed that they struggle with mental health, trauma, and/or personal hardships.
11. After taking this survey I would prefer to work with students in the following groups: 
Space Cell Academic Related HardshipsCommon First Year Transitional HardshipsHistorically Under-served PopulationsMental health / Personal HardshipsMy Major/ College
First Choice
Second Choice
Third Choice
Fourth Choice
12. Are you available to attend our FSP Coaches' Training on December 4th from 10:00am-11:30am? If you're unable to attend, please list your availability below or email to schedule a make-up session.
*The format of FSP will be different from years past since we have transitioned to a virtual format, so all are encouraged to participate in this training. *This question is required.
13. We may also provide an optional resource training on December 4th from 12:00-1:00pm, for those who wish to learn more about resources for students here at Cal Poly. Please list your interest here. If you're interested but unable to attend, please list your availability below or email to schedule a make-up session. *This question is required.
14. Please indicate your preference for how many students you're comfortable supporting throughout Winter quarter. Each student is expected to meet once with their coach, but some may choose to follow-up with their coach additionally.
*We are not sure what our total number of students will be, but we will do our best to honor your preferences as closely as possible.
Space Cell First ChoiceSecond Choice
1 - 2 student
3 - 4 students
5 - 6 students
No preference