Your awareness of and response to potential student academic problems is the foundation of the Early Alert Program. You are the first to see signs of academic deterioration and your action can make a difference.
Reasons to Early Alert a student:
- Excessive absenteeism
- Chronic tardiness
- Low test grades
- Weak study skills
- Lack of preparation
- Low participation
- Missed assignments
- Poor work quality
- Lack of comprehension of subject matter
The Early Alert program is another way for faculty to communicate to students that a change is necessary for academic success. The Early Alert program can also help to identify additional resources that support student success.
Time is of the essence in regards to the Early Alert process. The sooner a student is identified through the Early Alert process the more time the student will have to improve their academic performance and successfully complete the semester. We recommend that faculty submit Early Alerts before week 6 during a full term class.