What is STAR? Why join STAR?
STAR - Success Coaching, Tutoring, Academic Support, and Resources
STAR is a FREE success coaching and support program for BTC students
As a STAR student, you will have the opportunity to receive:
Most BTC students are eligible. Maybe you're the first in your family to be in college. Maybe you're struggling a bit in your classes. Maybe it's been a while since you've been in school. Maybe you just want extra support. If you're not sure, come talk to us
As a faculty member, how can STAR help your students?
Success Coaching, Tutoring, Academic Support, and Resources. Basically, we provide academic support for BTC students.
STAR and TRIO work very closely together through the umbrella program Student Success Programs. Both programs are funded through the Department of Education and have similar missions, outcomes, and services. TRIO is able to serve 140 students with very specific criteria, whereas STAR is able to serve 500 with a broad range of eligibility factors.
For one, we want to get to know each student so we can best support them. We’ll do that through Success Coaching: a one-on-one collaborative relationship designed to:
Overall, we aim to provide a solid framework where students can feel supported as well as develop valuable life skills.
Once admitted, students are in STAR until they complete their degree/certificate.
You should refer any students you are concerned about. More than likely, they will be served by STAR, but even if not, we can help them find the help they need to get back on track.
You can direct students to our offices (CC 216) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us (360-752-8645) and we can reach out to students.
We will meet with the student and discuss the progress report with them, and help them create a plan to address the issue, whether it be to get tutoring, use study groups, or utilize other resources. We will keep faculty in the loop about what the student’s plan is, so that we can work together to support the student and hold them accountable.
Please email or call. The best way for us to help students is to have all the information, you offer invaluable insights that can help us guide students.