UAM Academic Alert
What is UAM’s Academic Alert System?
The Academic Alert System is a retention program that puts students in contact with the appropriate campus resources in order to assist them in meeting their educational goals at UAM. Faculty and staff members contribute directly to the Academic Alert System’s success by referring students who are doing poorly in their academic work, are chronically absent from class, are exhibiting disruptive behavior or are having difficulty adjusting to campus life. UAM is committed to the retention and graduation of its students by providing a learning environment that is conducive to student success. The Academic Alert System has been put in place to help ensure that every student is able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available.
Faculty and staff members may also refer students who are having personal or financial issues that are making it difficult for them to be successful. Any issue that the faculty or staff member expects to affect the student’s likelihood of success is an acceptable reason for a referral. The referral will trigger a web of resources that can assist the student with a wide range of concerns.
The Academic Alert Referral form below is to be used by faculty and staff to notify the Director of Academic Advising. Contacting students early greatly increases their chances for success in class and college as a whole. However, intervention at any time is critical and this procedure is not intended as a substitute for the instructor informing students of their academic progress. The Director will encourage students to speak with their instructors, as well as refer them to campus services for assistance.
The Academic Alert Program provides faculty and staff a tool early (four weeks into the semester) to identify at-risk students and address problems that interfere with their success.
Faculty or staff will complete the online Academic Alert Referral Form.
On the Academic Alert Referral Form, faculty or staff will be asked to check one or more of the following reasons for referring a student:
- Attendance concerns
- Poor academic performance
- Abrupt changes in appearance
- Financial concerns
- Academic skills deficit (study skills, note-taking, etc.)
- Personal or emotional difficulties
For more information on the Academic Alert Program, please contact Crystal Halley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 460-1032.