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 unlike our former system, iAdvise sends messages to students for each alert that is entered.

First-Year Seminar Alerts

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

Fall 2019 alerts are entered starting Wednesday, September 11th and ending Monday, 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 101, AHS 294, DLG 120, ED 151, EPSY 150, ISA 100, KN 100, LAS 110, PUBH 105, UPA 120

English, Foreign Language, and Linguistics Alerts

Spring 2020 Alerts entry will begin on Monday, February 3rd  and Early Alerts are due by Monday, February 10th 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 academically doing fine, 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 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

Spring 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, February 10th and end on Monday, March 2nd.

 

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 academically doing fine, 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, 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.

 

Instructors of other courses can enter alerts by raising flags in iAdvise.

Download the Instructions for Raising Flags for more in-depth information about how to raise flags. Or watch a Video of how to Raise and Clear Flags

Math Alerts

For Spring 2020 instructors of MATH 090, 110, 118, 121, 125, 165 180, 181, 210, 220, STAT 101, and STAT 130 alerts open on Monday, February 10th and end on Friday, March 6th on the following schedule:

  • MATH 090: Thursday, February 13th – Monday, February 24th (Mid-Week 5 through Week 6)
  • MATH 110: Thursday, February 13th – Monday, February 24th (Mid-Week 5 through Week 6)
  • MATH 118: Monday, February 10th – Monday, February 17th (Week 5)
  • MATH 121: Monday, February 10th – Monday, February 24th (Week 5 through Week 6)
  • MATH 125: Monday, February 24th – Monday, March 2nd (Week 7)
  • MATH 165: Monday, February 10th – Monday, February 24th (Week 5 through Week 6)
  • MATH 180: Wednesday, February 19th – Monday, March 2nd (Week 6 through Week 7)
  • MATH 181: Wednesday, February 19th – Monday, March 2nd (Mid-Week 6 through Week 7)
  • MATH 210: Wednesday, February 19th – Monday, March 2nd (Mid-Week 6 through Week 7)
  • MATH 220: Wednesday, February 19th – Monday, March 2nd (Mid-Week 6 through Week 7)
  • STAT 101: Monday, February 17th – Monday, March 2nd (Week 6 through Week 7)
  • STAT 130: Monday, February 17th – Monday, March 2nd (Week 6 through Week 7)

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 academically doing fine, 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 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, 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 Spring 2020 instructors of CHEM 101, 122, 124, and 232, and PHYS 141 course alerts open on Monday, February 10th and end on Friday, March 6th. 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 

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 academically doing fine, 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 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.