What is CARE?

CARE, which stands for Continuous Assessment and Responsive Engagement, is a faculty-led initiative aimed at establishing a systematic process for identifying and supporting struggling students. In other words, CARE represents an Early Alert System at Valencia.

Through the LifeMap Early Alert and Intervention (LFMP 3348) and Just-in-Time Early Alert Intervention (LFMP 2910) faculty development coursework, participants will learn about Valencia’s early alert approach focused on student and faculty interactions, explore resources available to support their students’ needs, and learn how to establish a climate of belonging and inclusion for students in both the phsyical and virtual classroom environment .  Faculty will also have the opportunity to develop customized early alert strategies for their courses.  

LFMP 3348: LifeMap Early Alert and Intervention

2021/2022 Schedule Coming Soon!

Fall 2021 (10 PD Hours)
Location - TBD
Date - TBD

Spring 2022 (10 PD Hours)
Location - Online
Date - TBD

Participants will

  • articulate the components of early alert and intervention strategies.
  • connect appropriate available resources to students exhibiting academic and non-academic at-risk behaviors.
  • integrate the elements necessary to implement and early alert and intervention plan.


LFMP 2910: Just-in-Time Early Alert Intervention Strategies

This course will allow participants to enhance the methods by which they interact with students and collaborate with peers to support student engagement in distance learning. Participants will increase their awareness and knowledge of the following: CARE models of Continuous Assessment and Responsive Engagement, students who demonstrate “At-Risk” behaviors, and fostering a climate of belonging and communication in a virtual environment involving the PJI principles.

2021/2022 Schedule
Fall 2021 (4 PD Hours)
Location - Online 
Date - TBD

Spring 2022 – (4 PD Hours)
Location - Online 
Date - TBD

Through active participation in this course, participants will:

  • Discuss resources to support successful student engagement in distance learning. 
  • Identify appropriate times in their course to reach out to students demonstrating at risk behaviors. 
  • Learn how to create a climate of belonging and develop awareness of PJI principles to foster inclusive online environments

CARE+ Peer Coaching Program

CARE+ is an East Campus program designed to provide students with holistic support through peer coaching.  Known as CARE Coaches, our team is comprised of successful Valencia students (current or former) who can help you navigate the challenges that come with being a college student, while providing academic support for courses in math, English, science, and New Student Experience. 

Here are some of the ways our CARE Coaches have been helping their peers:

  • Understanding course content and faculty expectations
  • Improving study skills
  • Time management and productivity
  • Goal-setting and identifying resources to achieve goals.
  • Connections to resources on campus and in the community.
  • Developing a growth mindset for success.
  • And more…

Click here to watch our video and learn more about the program.

What Students are Saying...

"In the very beginning of the semester, with Biology, I had a difficult time with the material. The very first exam I failed it. From that point on I went to every study group and anything "study" related to Biology that our CARE Coach had. I never failed an exam again after that. At the end of the semester, because of the amount of information that helped me with this class from our CARE Coach, I ended up not having to go to group study hardly anymore. I also had a difficult time learning how to study for Biology. Our CARE Coach helped me understand Biology in a way that improved my studying strategies." Biology Student

"The care program has had a significant impact on my academic success through encouragement and providing resources I was unaware of. The environment provided with care is safe and reassuring. It is motivating to work with students who have gone through the class and understand often where it is the students struggle." -  Math Student

"I really loved having a CARE coach because I felt part of valencia more than before" - English Composition Student

"Knowing I had someone who would go out of their way to answer any academic questions I had was great. We were able to speak in person and during that time I explained my goals and what I would do to achieve them and he was very helpful and provided me with multiple resources that are available to students that can help me be successful in school." -  NSE Student

Interested in taking a course with a CARE Coach or have questions?  Email us at cteumer@valenciacollege.edu

New Student Experience (NSE) CARE Coaching

Start Right, one of Valencia's Six Big Ideas, is based on the idea that success in the initial attempt of a student's first five courses is key to establishing their academic momentum.  Knowing the importance of early success, our team of NSE coaches provide support for students enrolled in an SLS 1122 course.  Beginning as early as orientation, students can take advantage of individual coaching sessions, along with workshops focused on building the competencies and a mindset to be successful in college and beyond.

If you are a Valencia student enrolled in SLS 1122 and looking for a fellow peer to help guide you on your academic journey, look no further than our team of NSE CARE Coaches who are NASPA Certified Peer Educators and receive ongoing training to assist students in many ways, including:

  • Assistance with SLS 1122 course content
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Strengthening study skills
  • Building motivation and self-confidence
  • Time management
  • Goal-setting
  • and more!

Interested in taking the next step?  Check out our schedule below.

Summer 2021 Services and Hours

All CARE Coaching sessions are offered on-demand (no appointment needed) through Zoom this fall.  Click the link below to meet our team, view their hours of availability, and more.

Meet the NSE CARE Coaches 


Winter Park Campus - Are you attending Winter Park campus and interested in working with a CARE Coach? Email Laura Worrell at lworrell1@valenciacollege.edu and visit the Canvas page for more information. You can also submit an online request to meet with a Winter Park CARE Coach. General questions can also be sent to wpsuccesscoaching@valenciacollege.edu.

SLS 1122 Classroom Workshops (Currently suspended due to COVID-19)
Classroom workshops are currently not being offered until face-to-face sessions resume.  
To request more information, or to explore a virtual workshop for your students this semester, please email us at cteumer@valenciacollege.edu .