Early Intervention works to identify at-risk students early in the semester and help set them on the right track. The Coordinator of Academic Support and Early Intervention works with identified students to develop successful study and time management habits and connect them to campus resources. Below are a few of the Early Intervention initiatives implemented through Academic Support.
Early Alert Program
Each semester, within the first 8 weeks of class, the instructors of 100 level Math, English and University 101 courses are asked to complete a survey to inform Academic Support of students who do not have satisfactory attendance and/or academic performance. These students receive an email and a letter is sent to their on-campus and permanent addresses inviting them to meet with the Coordinator of Academic Support and Early Intervention. The goal of this program is to help students avoid failure by helping them get connected with tutoring, providing academic coaching, and supporting students in deciding if they should withdraw from the course.
Probationary Student Outreach
All first-year students placed on Academic Probation with the University are required to meet with the Coordinator of Academic Support and Early Intervention and attend an Academic Workshop. They are also encouraged to enroll in UNIV 101-The Student in the University during their first semester on probation. Probationary students who complete these requirements are more likely to persist at the University than students who do not.
At the beginning of each semester faculty are asked to report any students on their roster who have not shown up for class. The object is to identify students who are having difficulty early on and to help students withdraw from courses they are unable to complete.