Early Alert Program Information for Faculty
The Early Alert/Progress Report program is designed to identify students who may be at risk of academic difficulty or failure. This venue allows faculty/staff to identify the students who are not making satisfactory progress and/or is exhibiting behaviors that may lead to academic difficulty (i.e. non-attendance) and who may benefit from additional academic support.
With this information, we can contact the student and encourage participation in student programs, tutorials, counseling, and/or workshops that may help the student academically or personally. Information you provide may be shared with the student, who has legal access to this information. Observations should be objectively stated.
Some student retention programs at TMCC are mandated by their grants to maintain Early Alert/Progress Reports for all of their students, regardless of academic progress. Students from these programs (Re-Entry, Success First, TMCC High School, and International students) will present you with paper progress reports. Please complete all progress reports for these students as soon as possible.
Suggestions for Administering Early Alert
- Include in your syllabus a statement about Early Alert/ Progress Report program. Here is a sample statement that you can insert in your syllabus or place on ANGEL: This class uses the Early Alert/Progress Report service. By week six of the semester, I will notify the appropriate support staff if you have struggled with writing and language skills, excessive absences, incomplete work, or difficulty with the course content. This warning is not an official grade, yet it indicates concerns about your progress that need to be addressed immediately. If you are contacted about an Early Alert/Progress Report, please respond to those individuals and also visit me during my office hours so we may talk about strategies for how you can be successful in this class.
- Before submitting Early Alert/Progress Reports communicate to your class why you are submitting them and your expectations for students who receive them.
- Students who are issued an alert will receive an email message that encourages them to speak with their professor and seek out resources.
- Using Early Alerts and Administrative Withdrawals
This short tutorial will explain Early Alerts and Administrative Withdrawals.
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