How can you reach out to students who are struggling in classes BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?
Gaye DiGregorio,Paul Thayer,Laura Giles,Heather Landers,Heather Matthews,Nancy Levinger and Lisa Dysleski
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Virginia Dale - LSC
This presentation will provide a brief overview of university efforts that have been put in place to provide early intervention for students including:
Taking Stock: First year students complete a survey to access their college experience three weeks into the semester, followed by residence hall assistant meetings with students to discuss their experiences.
Early Grade Feedback: Faculty in many of the first year classes assigns satisfactory and unsatisfactory ratings after 5 weeks into the semester. Academic Advisors and Residence Hall Staff outreach to students with unsatisfactory rating.
U Turn: Students that have received an “Unsatisfactory” rating attend a program to discuss their situation, become knowledgeable about appropriate campus resources, and develop a plan of action for academic success.
The conception and process that chemistry faculty utilized to implement the Early Grade Feedback Program as well as academic advisor outreach to students that received an unsatisfactory rating will be highlighted. Time will be allotted for participants to share and brainstorm other strategies and ideas to assist students experiencing academic difficulty.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Academic Advisors that are interested in outreach to students having difficulty in courses.