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Early Alert Information for Advisors


The Early Alert Program provides a way for faculty to share vital information with students that are not demonstrating academic progress and/or may not be attending class. Based on faculty grade reports from Early Alert, students who need extra assistance are referred to academic resources such as tutoring, supplemental instruction, and the Academic Checkup program. The University is currently analyzing how students who receive an Early Alert follow up and if they receive help. The aim of the program is to provide students with information about their academic progress early enough in the semester so that they can utilize resources and adapt new strategies to improve their academic performance.

Since some professors and faculty members do not utilize D2L, participation in the Early Alert Program allows for their students to know how they are doing in their classes if checking D2L is not an option for them.

Early Alert was developed by faculty as a proactive way to address early academic concerns. Your participation in Early Alert provides essential information to students and contributes to their academic success.

I have participated in the Early Alert system for the past several years for my Psych 101 (General Psychology) class. This is a large class (more than 200 students) and one in which students can easily “fall through the crack.” I have found the Early Alert system to be quite effective in letting at risk students know that: 1) I have noticed that they may be struggling and 2) I care about their success at UW Oshkosh. Ultimately, I strongly encourage faculty to take the time (it doesn’t take long!) to complete the Early Alert system forms.

Quin Chrobak

Ph.D., Psychology Department

For more information about Early Alert contact Liz Whalley, Director of Academic Advising (whalleye@uwosh.edu) or Lisa Danielson, Registrar (danielsn@uwosh.edu)