Early Academic Alert Program

Program Goals

The Early Academic Alert Retention Program is designed to increase retention, heighten awareness of individual learning processes, and promote positive student development. The program seeks to provide information about campus resources and to help students reach their academic goals and explore their career options.

The program seeks to address student challenges by maximizing the efficiency of time spent in class or studying. This is achieved through assessment of the student’s current academic challenges at their point of intake to the program, the creation of academic action plans to enhance areas of needed improvement, providing information about on-campus resources to help students reach their academic goals, and exploration of career options.

Instructors and staff members are encouraged to use the referral program throughout the semester; however, remember that the first part of the semester is the most crucial.

Early Alert Referral Form

Early Alert Referral Form

Who should be referred to the Early Warning Retention Program?

Students with:

  • Poor attendance and/or consistent tardiness
  • Low participation/motivation
  • Poor quality of work
  • Late and/or missing assignments
  • Low exam/quiz grades
  • A need to address study skills or time management
  • Academic difficulty due to personal issues outside of the classroom

What types of learning challenges does the Early Academic Alert System address?

  • Scheduling and Time Management
  • Note-Taking Skills
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Classroom Etiquette
  • Goal Setting and Prioritization
  • Academic Reading
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attendance and Deadline Expectations

How are students referred to the program?

Faculty and staff are encouraged to refer students whom they feel would benefit from the services by filling out the online form linked below. After you have filled in the necessary information, click the submit button at the end of the form. The referral will be sent to the Student Success Center.

What happens after I refer a student?

You, the faculty or staff member, will be emailed a “thank you for your referral” message to confirm we have received the submission. An automated email will immediately be sent to the student notifying them of the submission, followed by a phone call made by the student's assigned advisor. Once the student has been reached, the advisor and student will discuss the learner’s unique challenges and come up with an agreed upon plan for the learner to address their current academic circumstances. The referrer will be informed of the interaction, or lack thereof, via a phone call or email.

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