At this time of the semester, it is time for Early Alerts to engage students in their academic success. Early Alerts (at the beginning of a semester) and Mid-Semester Alerts are opportunities to make students aware of potential risk factors endangering their academic progress. They provide us with an opportunity to connect with the students and offer them support services to address their particular challenges.

The first notification, the Early Alert survey, was distributed yesterday by Senior Advisor Aliza Martini. This email contains links that enable you to communicate concerns to your individual students and our student services offices.

Early Warnings are nationally considered a high-impact practice to help students succeed in their academic career, especially in student populations such as ours. Providing your students with a little help at the beginning of a semester can make all the difference between success or failure in a class. The timing of the intervention is very important (please provide your feedback by Monday, Feb. 26) – the first couple of weeks in the semester of a student (with absences or a failed assessment) have a high-predictive value. We therefore urge you to participate with us in this effort to support our students.

A second alert (Mid-Semester Alert) is scheduled for a little later in the semester (Wednesday, Mar. 21). This will offer you the opportunity to provide feedback more toward the middle of the semester, while also enabling students to utilize the College’s deadlines appropriately.

Please help us help your students and participate in the Early Alert intervention.