Your awareness of and response to potential student ACADEMIC PROBLEMS is the foundation of the AES Early Alert Program.
Faculty are the first to see signs of academic withdrawal:
- Excessive / unexplained absenteeism
- Regular tardiness
- Low quiz and test grades
- Evidence of weak study skills
- Unprepared for class discussions
- Unengaged in class discussions
- Missed assignments or exams
You (or a faculty advisor) might already have spoken to students evidencing academic fallout in your course. We invite you to take it a step further.
Complete and submit an Early Alert Form (online) to our office. Together we can address a student's academic difficulties before they spin out of control. We can increase the likelihood that he or she will turn things around and improve their academic status at Ithaca College.
How Early Alert Works:
Early Alert is just that....an early alert. It's during the first 3 weeks of class, and about 1 week after an exam that an early alert notification is most helpful to a student.
Upon receipt of the information, the AES Manager will contact the student via email within 48 hours. We let the student know that you have expressed concerns about his/her academic performance and that we'd like to help if we can. We include information about AES services as well as other campus resources in this correspondence because sometimes there are other extenuating circumstances that contribute to academic difficulties, including:
- Financial aid problems
- Undiagnosed learning disabilities or failure to use prescribed accommodations
- Personal issues
- Physical and/or emotional health concerns
If the student responds to the invitation, we meet with them and discuss matters such as enhancement of study skills and time management. We offer tutoring services based upon availability of tutors in the specified course.
If requested, we will report back to you the outcome of the intervention.
What the AES Early Alert Program cannot do and does not promise:
An AES Early Alert notification does not guarantee a student response. Students have the right to respond or not respond to our outreach. In fact, we hope they will come to see you first! In any case, we hope that the outreach triggers something and causes the students to make the proper shifts to get themselves together and perform better in your courses.
Because of the high demand for our services, we cannot guarantee tutoring for the students that you refer. First, we may or may not offer tutoring in your course. Secondly, we may offer tutoring in the course, but it is possible that our tutors may be at capacity. We will let you and the student know for sure.
If you have any questions, please call us at 607-274-3381 or email email@example.com.