Early Alert serves as a program in partnership with faculty and counselors by providing additional support to contacting students who have been referred through Early Alert Wingspan system. We typically encourage students to take in the process by communicating back with the faculty member who initially referred them. This creates the full circle of communication once an intervention has been initiated.
Timeline and Intervention
Timeline: Early Alert reporting is available any time during a session or semester.
Once the faculty member has completed an Early Alert referral, the student will receive an email from the Early Alert coordinator, Robin McBurney in counseling. The email identifies the class, instructor, and concerns for which they received an Early Alert, along with suggestions to communicate with the instructor and options for counseling support.
TeCS compiles a daily listing of identified Early Alert students and sends it to Robin McBurney, Early Alert coordinator.
Counseling faculty will reach out to students within one to three days.
In addition to the emailed list to the Early Alert cordinator, when other resources are selected, the coordinator/manager of the student and academic services department receives a list of students (with minimal information) with who to follow up.
Some of the follow-up topics discussed during interventions are:
- Personal and/or academic concerns affecting class success
- Encourage the student to communicate with their instructor by attending office hours or by emailing them
- Review how to sign up for online tutoring (general tutoring and STEM)
- Make an appointment to complete a student education plan (SEP)
- Recommend resources from the Owl Success Hub
- Recommend Early Alert workshops (group or self-paced via Comevo)
Every student is different and as a result their circumstances are varied. Our counseling approach will be different for each student's situation. Our goal is to help students make better decisions regarding their educational endeavors.
Please be aware that our conversations with students are confidential (FERPA) and we cannot share private information with instructors as stated by law, as noted on this website's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Statement page.