Information for Faculty

iAlert, using iAdvise to nudge students to success!

Early Alerts now uses iAlert, a component of iAdvise, to streamline communicating with students and advisors to assist students to succeed in their courses and successfully complete their degrees.

iAdvise is accessed through my.UIC.edu in the Faculty Staff tab. Instructions for entering alerts are found in each section below. (Short instructional videos are available! Access them below.)

There are alerts in a range of courses:

First-Year Seminars
First-Year Writing Program (English)
Foreign Language Courses
Math Courses
Chemistry Courses
Physics Courses

*Keep in mind that iAdvise sends messages to students for each alert that is entered.

Instructor Open Hours Drop In Times for assistance with early alerts

COVID-19 Response

We are aware that as an instructor this term, you have made significant changes to course delivery and may be using varied instructional methods for course delivery. Early Alerts remain essential, especially in such a unique time; however, we also understand that our current conditions may change how you enter alerts this term. Information has been provided along with your directions for alert entry; however, we also wanted to ensure that you have at hand some information related to attendance and course concerns. See below for a link to the Memo from OAD outlining recommendations for entering alerts.

In addition, the Provost has stated that:

We are committed to providing a safe environment at UIC for all students, faculty and staff.

  • Students taking Synchronous and On Campus classes are expected to attend all classes.
  • Students with health conditions that will prevent them from attending On Campus classes for which they are registered should contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for consideration of an accommodation.
  • Instructors teaching classes synchronously online and on campus are asked to record their classes. However, there may be situations where this is not possible or advisable. In those cases, the instructors will try to work out a solution with any student who needs a class or classes recorded.

If a student voices a concern about the COVID-19 pandemic affecting their ability to meet the course requirements, please work to accommodate the student. We know that some course accommodations are not possible; however, alternative courses may be available that can meet requirements. If a student expresses concerns about their ability to meet the course requirements, you can raise a “COVID-19 Related Concern” flag in iAdvise (at any point in the semester, not just during the Early Alerts period), which will alert the student’s advisor, the Disability Resource Center, and the student.

If you need assistance from the Disability Resource Center, please see consult: https://drc.uic.edu/attendance-absence-accommodations/ or contact the office at drc@uic.edu or (312) 413-2183.

First-Year Seminar Alerts

First-Year Seminar Alerts are only active in the fall term, and are not run in the spring term.

Fall 2020 alerts are entered starting Wednesday, September 9th and ending Wednesday, September 16th.

First-Year Seminar Alerts focus primarily on attendance concerns and are designed to provide advisors and students with the opportunity to address challenges that may indicate a need for assistance in transitioning to college.

AHS 100, AHS 101, DLG 120, ED 151, EPSY 150, HON 101, ISA 100, KN 100, LAS 110, PUBH 105, UPA 120

English, Foreign Language, and Linguistics Alerts

Fall 2020 Alerts entry will begin on Monday, September 14th  and Early Alerts are due by Sunday, September 20th for English and foreign language faculty.

Alerts ONLY need to be entered for students who may be currently receiving a D/F/U. Instructors have the option to enter alerts for students who are doing fine academically, but for whom there are other concerns. Although optional, presenting those concerns provides helpful information for advisors to address underlying issues that could be impeding a student’s academic success.

If you have any students now getting a D/F/U, please log into iAdvise in my.UIC edu on the Faculty/Staff Tab and select the Progress Surveys Links for the courses listed in your Home page.

If you have no students getting a D/F/U, you can simply click submit in your iAdvise Progress Survey.

Download the Instructions for Faculty for more in depth information about Early Alerts and instructions for entering alerts.

Business Core Course Alerts

Fall 2020 Business Core Alerts (ACTG 210 & 211; BA 200; FIN 301 & 302; IDS 200, 270 & 355; MGMT 340 & 350; and MKTG 360)  open on Monday, September 21st and end on Friday, October 9th.

Alerts ONLY need to be entered for students who may be currently receiving a D/F/U. Instructors have the option to enter alerts for students who are doing fine academically, but for whom there are other concerns. Although optional, presenting those concerns provides helpful information for advisors to address underlying issues that could be impeding a student’s academic success.

If you have any students now getting a D/F/U, please log into iAdvise in my.UIC edu on the Faculty/Staff Tab and select the Progress Surveys Links for the courses listed in your Home page. (Only hit submit once per course. Once you submit the survey, if you have additional alerts, you will have to enter each item individually.)

If you have no students getting a D/F/U, you can simply click submit in your iAdvise Progress Survey.

Download the Instructions for Faculty for more in-depth information about Early Alerts and instructions for entering alerts.

Math Alerts

For Fall 2020 instructors of MATH 090, 110, 118, 121, 125, 165 180, 181, 210, 220, STAT 101, and STAT 130 alerts open on Monday, September 14th and end on Friday, October 16th on the following schedule:

  • MATH 090: Monday, September 14th – Friday, September 30th (Week 4 through Week 5)
  • MATH 110: Monday, October 5th – Friday, October 16th (Week 7 through Week 8)
  • MATH 118: Monday, September 28th – Friday, October 9th (Week 6 through Week 7)
  • MATH 121: Monday, September 28th – Friday, October 9th (Week 6 through Week 7)
  • MATH 125: Monday, September 28th – Friday, October 9th (Week 6 through Week 7)
  • MATH 165: Monday, September 21st – Friday, October 2nd (Week 5 through Week 6)
  • MATH 170: Monday, September 14th – Friday, September 30th (Week 4 through Week 5)
  • MATH 180: Monday, September 28th – Friday, October 9th (Week 6 through Week 7)
  • MATH 181: Monday, September 28th – Friday, October 9th (Week 6 through Week 7)
  • MATH 210:Monday, September 14th – Friday, September 30th (Week 4 through Week 5)
  • MATH 220:Monday, September 21st – Friday, October 2nd (Week 5 through Week 6)
  • STAT 101:Monday, September 21st – Friday, October 2nd (Week 5 through Week 6)
  • STAT 130:Monday, September 21st – Friday, October 2nd (Week 5 through Week 6)

Alerts ONLY need to be entered for students who may be currently receiving a D/F/U. Instructors have the option to enter alerts for students who are doing fine academically, but for whom there are other concerns. Although optional, presenting those concerns provides helpful information for advisors to address underlying issues that could be impeding a student’s academic success.

If you have any student now getting a D/F/U, please log into iAdvise in my.UIC edu on the Faculty/Staff Tab and select the Progress Surveys Links for the courses listed in your Home page. (Only hit submit once per course. Once you submit the survey, if you have additional alerts, you will have to enter each item individually.)

If you have no students getting a D/F/U, you can simply click submit in your iAdvise Progress Survey.

Download the Instructions for Faculty for more in depth information about Early Alerts and instructions for entering alerts.

Chemistry and Physics Alerts

For Fall 2020 instructors of CHEM 101, 122, 124, and 232, and PHYS 141 course alerts open on Monday, September 14th and end on Friday, October 16th. They are timed by the instructors after grading of a first exam, or in the case of physics, there will be two alerts – one after the first quiz and one after the first exam.

Alerts ONLY need to be entered for students who may be currently receiving a D/F/U. Instructors have the option to enter alerts for students who are doing fine academically, but for whom there are other concerns. Although optional, presenting those concerns provides helpful information for advisors to address underlying issues that could be impeding a student’s academic success.

If you have any student now getting a D/F/U, please log into iAdvise in my.UIC edu on the Faculty/Staff Tab and select the Students tab in iAdvise and change the “connections” to the appropriate course. Then you will select the students in the course and raise a flag for “Early Alerts: Performance–Poor Quiz/Exam“. Select the course from the dropdown menu. There is text that will be sent to the student(s) by default; you may edit it, or you may simply hit submit.

If you are responsible for multiple courses in the early alerts program, you must repeat the process for each course by changing the “connections” dropdown menu.

If you have no students getting a D/F/U in a course, simply send an email to iadvise@uic.edu indicating the appropriate CRN.

Download the Instructions for Faculty for more in depth information about Early Alerts and instructions for entering alerts.

Watch a short video to see how to raise flags for Chemistry and Physics.

Kinesiology - Anatomy and Physiology Alerts

For Fall 2020 instructors of Kinesiology Anatomy and Physiology course alerts open on Monday, September 14th. They are timed by the instructors after grading of a first exam and subsequent exams and evaluations throughout the term.

Alerts ONLY need to be entered for students who may be currently receiving a D/F/U. Instructors have the option to enter alerts for students who are doing fine academically, but for whom there are other concerns. Although optional, presenting those concerns provides helpful information for advisors to address underlying issues that could be impeding a student’s academic success.

If you have any student now getting a D/F/U, please log into iAdvise in my.UIC edu on the Faculty/Staff Tab and select the Students tab in iAdvise and change the “connections” to the appropriate course. Then you will select the students in the course and raise a flag for “Early Alerts: Performance–Poor Quiz/Exam“. Select the course from the dropdown menu. There is text that will be sent to the student(s) by default; you may edit it, or you may simply hit submit.

Download the Instructions for Faculty for more in depth information about Early Alerts and instructions for entering alerts.

Watch a short video to see how to raise flags for Kinesiology.