The Early Alerts Program is a program that allows faculty to enter alerts for students receiving a D/F/U in their courses beginning in Week 4 of each term.
Alert information is provided to advisors so that they may intervene with the student and assist the student in navigating through issues earlier in the term so that students can improve their performance in the course.
Early Alerts is administered in a select number of 000, 100, and 200-level courses, although any instructor on campus can provide alerts for their students.
The courses for which alerts are currently required are:
ENGL 050 – ENGL 161
CHEM 101, CHEM 122, CHEM 124, and CHEM 232
MATH 090, MATH 110, MATH 121, MATH 125, MATH 165, MATH 180
CHIN 101 – CHIN 104
FR 101 – FR 104
ITAL 101 – ITAL 104
GER 101 – GER 104
LITH 101 – 104
POL 101 – POL 104
RUSS 101 – RUSS 104
SPAN 101 – 104
SPAN 113 and SPAN 114
Alerts are entered starting in Week 4 of each term and must be entered by the Monday of Week 5. Once completed, the alerts are processed and sent to advisors so that they can contact students by the end of Week 5.
For specific courses, such as MATH 110, MATH 121, MATH 125, MATH 165, MATH 180, CHEM 101, CHEM 122, CHEM 124, and CHEM 232, alerts are actually administered based upon the results of the first examination in those courses and are sent to advisors in Week 6 and 7 based upon the scheduling of the first examination.
Our Information for Faculty page provides links to entering alerts and more extensive downloadable information regarding how to enter alerts, the purpose of alerts, and the timeline for intervention.
Information for Advisors is available and provides information on the purpose of alerts, information on how instructors enter alerts, and what to expect once alerts are processed and sent to advisors.