Academic Alert Program - Resources for Faculty
The University of Montevallo's Academic Alert Program allows faculty members to refer struggling students for assistance. The advisors or student support staff members who receive these referrals attempt to contact the students in order to connect them to college resources.
When should I make a referral?
- A referral is best done as soon as a potential problem is recognized. By identifying struggling and potentially struggling students as early in the term as possible, there are simply more options to address student problems.
- Faculty teaching freshman and sophomore level courses will receive an e-mail asking for their participation in the 4th and 9th weeks of the semester.
- Faculty should make it a priority to send referrals during these targeted weeks, but can make a referral at any point in the semester.
How do I make a referral?
Faculty can make a referral by filling out the Faculty Referral Form found in Banner. Step-by step instructions for accessing and filing the form can be found at this link.
What happens to my referrals?
Faculty web referrals are directed to the student's advisor or to a student support staff member, who retrieve the referrals from the system and attempt to contact the students to discuss and resolve their academic issues by connecting those students to existing campus resources such as tutoring, financial aid, career services, counseling, etc.
Feedback to faculty
Faculty who make a referral will receive an e-mail from the advisor with a brief description of the outcome.
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