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Early Alert Program
What is Academic Early Alert?
Saint Martin's University is committed to the success of all our students. The Early Alert Program supports student learning by identifying students who
may be at risk of academic difficulty or failure. Faculty and staff are
encouraged to identify and refer students who are experiencing poor attendance,
low exam scores, or failing grades so that appropriate interventions and
resources can be provided. Your timely response to
student academic problems will facilitate an outreach that may increase the
likelihood of success!
As soon as you see signs of academic concern or withdrawal please speak to
the student about your observations. It may also be appropriate to consult with
the student's advisor. If you see no signs of improvement, submit an
Potential areas of concern
- Excessive/unexplained absences
- Missed or late assignments
- Habitual tardiness
- Low quiz and test grades
- Inadequate background for this course
- Apparent lack of interest
The student will receive an outreach letter from the LWC with copies sent to
the student's advisor, the referral source. In this letter the student will be
encouraged to meet with appropriate faculty and advisor. In addition, the
student will be invited to schedule an appointment with the learning center to
discuss academic services and campus resources. The intervention may vary
depending on the circumstances reported. When a student receives multiple
referrals, they may be referred to the Student Success Committee.
The Student Success Committee meets regularly to
collect relevant information from key campus departments
so that a course of action can be developed to best
address a students needs. It includes the:
- dean of students
- director of admissions
- learning center director
- disability support services coordinator
- director of service and diversity
- assistant dean of student financial services
- residence life director
- First Year Seminar director
Academic advisors are always notified and invited to attend these meetings
when one of their advisees is scheduled for discussion. Other university
personnel may be asked to attend when appropriate. In accordance with the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), information is shared on a
need-to-know basis and does not become part of a student's permanent record.
Meetings are coordinated through the Office of
Student Affairs. Faculty and staff can make a direct
referral to the committee by contacting Mary Maseli,
executive assistant to the dean of students and vice president of finance,
360-438-4367, or Deborah DeBow, Learning Center director, 360-438-4570.