Student Alert System Susan Herrick Associate Director College of Undergraduate Studies August 17, 2011
Origins of Student Alert • Provost’s “War On Attrition” (2007) • Effectiveness at other institutions • Increase in campus-wide intervention • Goal: Help more students succeed at UK!
Key Times We Lose Students • Fall to Spring (freshman year) • Fall to Fall (freshman to sophomore year) • Pre-Graduation (beyond sophomore year)
Reasons We Lose Students • Academic • Personal • Financial • Social
How Can I Help Retain Students? Classroom performance problems are early indicators of larger problems. You are in the best position to alert others when performance problems arise.
How Student Alerts Work • Instructor enters alert in myUK portal • System sends email to key parties • Key parties work to address difficulty • Instructor receives result feedback
Alert Types: Academic • Missed classes • Habitually late (10+ minutes, regularly) • Homework not submitted • Homework quality poor • Poor performance on tests or quizzes
Alert Types: Behavioral • Disruptive behavior • Act which threatens safety • Harassment • Health risk
Alert Types: Behavioral • Damage to property • Medical attention • Mental health
Alert Types: Other • For anything not covered by an existing alert type
When To Submit An Alert • Send an alert whenever you feel it is appropriate. • Alert information is useful at all points in the semester. • Prompt intervention is the key.
Who Receives Your Alert • Academic: In most cases, student and academic advisor • Behavioral: Students of Concern team (Dean of Students office) • Other: Determined case by case
After Alert Submission • Screen message confirms alert sent • Student email: Contact advisor or instructor • Advisor email: Contact this student • Discussion with student (advisor or instructor) • Advisor feedback entered
How To Submit A Student Alert
“Alert Sent” Message Confirmation message will appear when alert is submitted.
Alert Home Page: www.uky.edu/UGE/alert
UpcomingEnhancements Later in 2011-2012: • Select students from class roll (one-click) • View advisor feedback in myUK portal
Questions/Comments? Contact: Susan Herrick Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies 109 Miller Hall firstname.lastname@example.org (859) 257-4764