Members of the Ithaca College Community (staff, faculty, students, or family members) are encouraged to complete an ICare Referral if they aware that a student is exhibiting concerning behaviors or signs of distress.
Faculty also have the option of filing an Academic Alert if you are not sure if a student is in distress but the student is demonstrating:
- Excessive/unexplained absenteeism
- Regular tardiness
- Unprepared for class
- Unengaged in class discussion
- Missed assignments
- Missed exams
- Low grades
- Evidence of a need for tutoring
- Evidence of weak study skills
There is coordination between ICare and Academic Alert referrals so please do not worry if you are filing the correct form. It is more important that you utilize either form to communicate significant concerns you have for a student. The ICare and Academic Alert programs appreciate your communication and will carefully determine how to best help the student.