Early Alert: The Tool for Retaining Students
April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Early alert programs/systems are well-established tools needed in order to maintain student success in higher education. Refined educational practice suggests that a well-planned early alert program can improve student academic performance and even enhance retention outcomes. With student success as a focus, campuses have developed a variety of approaches to identifying and responding when student behaviors indicate the potential for fruitful intervention.
This webinar explores the intervention strategies associated with early alert systems. The program begins with a review of early alert as a concept and continues with a discussion of a variety of intervention approaches. Next, the webinar focuses on effective intervention – its planning, implementation, and assessment. The program concludes with a discussion of lessons learned, resources from the literature, and next steps for webinar participants.
- Engage in an audience-centered webinar exploring follow-up strategies for early alert systems
- Review the development of early alert systems as important student success interventions
- Examine best practices in following up with students identified through the systems
- Consider an example (case study) of an intervention approach and its assessment outcomes
- Discuss possible barriers to developing an effective intervention plan
Who should attend and participate?
Deans/Department Chairs and Developmental Educators
Faculty (full and part-time)
First Year Experience Coordinators/Retention Specialists
Learning Resource Centers/Tutors
Student Affairs/Two Year and Four Year Higher Educational Institutions