Today, CAAS will be sending notifications to all faculty members teaching 100- to 200-level courses requesting their participation in the College’s Early Warning Initiative to aid student success. Early Warning notifies students via email of academic and attendance concerns potentially affecting their academic progress in their current course(s).

CAAS is pleased to announce its acquisition of Hobsons Retain, a Web-based communications and early warning system that enables the College to support student retention and academic success.   Additionally, through Hobsons Retain:

-The College can send specifically targeted emails to matriculated undergraduate students to inform them about upcoming events (such as the Early Advisement Period) or special programs (such as lectures for designated majors or workshops for students on academic probation).

-Undergraduate students have access to “The CSI Bridge,” a customized portal page that houses specific information for students regarding their majors and minors, important College policies, and special announcements from their academic departments or advisors. Administrative or academic departments can request information to be placed on the pages of specific students, based upon selected criteria.

CSI strongly encourages faculty participation in our Early Warning Program. The use of this tool to identify students who may be at risk opens up crucial lines of communication between faculty and their students, helps students connect to appropriate campus resources, and greatly supports CSI’s mission to serve and support the educational needs of our student body in a timely manner.

As always, we welcome your feedback and encourage questions regarding Hobsons Retain usage.

Thank you for your continued support.