Undergraduate professors are reminded to take advantage of the Wilkes Early Alert to support student success and engagement in the learning process. Early Alert allows professors to provide “just-in-time” feedback to students, academic advisors, and to the staff in University College, so that critical academic and non-academic interventions and support can be provided. By using this tool, faculty can identify course-specific issues or concerns, offer recommendations for improving performance, and connect students to appropriate resources while there is still time to successfully complete the class. The Early Alert tool also allows the University to monitor and provide needed interventions to students who may begin the semester at risk.
Faculty teaching our newest students (first-year and recent transfer students) are especially urged to complete an Early Alert report about any student who is in need of a supportive intervention.
Early Alert works through Interact, the same system used to post mid-semester evaluations and final grades. While the technology will be familiar, faculty can find step by step directions and a video demonstration in the My Wilkes web portal on the Faculty Tools tab.
Please visit the Early Alert channel in the Faculty Tools tab of the MyWilkes portal to submit a report of for more information. Please view the attached Early Alert brochure (012913_ea_brochure.pdf). Contact Blake Mackesy (firstname.lastname@example.org) in University College for questions or concerns.
Blake L. Mackesy
Director, University College