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Early Alert and Intervention

Early-Alert-LogoThe TSC Academic Early Alert & Intervention Program allows faculty to identify students who would benefit from important campus resources that help address problems such as poor academic performance, class participation, and/or attendance issues. This type of intrusive advising has been demonstrated to be effective in increasing the retention and overall academic performance of a variety of high-risk students.

The Early Alert System will refer students to the Academic Advising Office where students meet individually with an Academic Advisor for the purposes of identifying campus services that will provide the necessary support for their success in the course.

The first conversation with the advisor is meant to be a “wake-up” call. Together, student and advisor will identify the major sources of the student’s academic difficulties and will discuss options to address those difficulties. The result of this meeting will be the implementation of a student success plan that will include identification of support services such as Tutoring, Disability, Counseling, and Workshops (topics include: Time Management, Study Skills, Managing Stress and others to be announced). After this meeting, the student will be referred to Counseling Center to meet with Ms. Angela Dunn, Counselor for completing the procedure of clearing the Early Alert.

Providing intervention assistance early in the semester is critical to student persistence and completion.  Early Alert is crucial because GPA matters and student success depends on effectively overcoming challenges each semester.  If not handled correctly, challenges easily lead to falling behind in classes, feeling overwhelmed, lower performance, eventually failure.

Why is Early Alert important for students?

Early Alert is a strategy for handling challenges as soon as possible to increase academic success, retention rates, and allows students to progress quickly towards graduation, saving money and time. Early Alert steps include: 1.– RECOGNIZING challenges immediately when they occur, 2.– SEEKING SOLUTIONS to challenges, and 3.-IMPLEMENTING CHANGE to overcome challenges.

Early Alert is very important because GPA matters and student success depends on effectively overcoming challenges each semester. If not handled correctly, challenges easily lead to falling behind in classes, feeling overwhelmed, lower performance, and eventually failure .

The Early Alert System is now available for faculty referrals through My TSC Online. The Early Alert System requires prompt response from students at risk. As soon as student receives Early Alert email meet with an advisor, attend counseling services, workshops offered by Student Life, and follow up with the academic success plan which involves tutoring services and/or other services.

Examples of Early Alert in action...What action must you take?

Recognizing challenges…

  1. Coming to class without learning supplies, i.e.. Notebook, laptop, calculator, etc.
  2. Poorly organized class materials, i.e. lecture notes, quizzes, handouts, etc.
  3. Arriving late or missing classes.
  4. Failing to review lecture notes immediately after class.
  5. Lack of class participation

Seeking Solutions to challenges —Self Advocacy

  1. Take advantages of TSC campus resources.
  2. See tutors for different disciplines: Math, English, History, Government
  3. Visit professors during office hours.
  4. Get help from other students such study groups, class-teams, etc.
  5. Speak with an academic advisor
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:21