After a successful pilot in the spring 2021 semester, the Student Success Attendance and Early Alert system will be implemented during the Fall 2021 semester as a means to support student success. While the system will be primarily used by course instructors teaching first year courses with General Education attributes FYS, FYW, FYOC, and FYDT, the system can be accessed by any instructor on campus teaching in the regular and/or special terms. The system will replace all notice of academic difficulty forms.
The easy-to-use system allows an instructor to submit an early alert related to academic performance, attendance, tardiness, and/or minor engagement issues as early as week two of the semester when the system opens. Early alerts are sent to the student’s advisor on record for processing and early intervention. The system will remain open until the midpoint of the semester.
The “Student Attendance and Early Alert Application” is intended to have the following student outcomes:
- Increase student class attendance and participation.
- Improve student engagement with professors and academic advisors.
- Prompt students to share responsibility for their academic success by maximizing use of campus resources.
Documents – including instructions and guidance – for course instructors and advisors can be found here on the website of the Office of Student Retention and Completion. There is also a system demonstration video on that website. Any questions about the system can be directed to Nicholas Truncale, Director of Student Retention and Completion, at email@example.com.