Early Alert

For Faculty

What is the Early Alert program?

The Early Alert program is a coordinated effort by The Learning Center, The Office of Student Affairs, and the Registrar’s Office with the support of Central faculty members to increase retention and persistence for at-risk students. Early Alert is a program that allows faculty to express concern about students in a formal way.

Why Early Alert?

The purpose of the Early Alert program at Central Connecticut State University is to identify students who are struggling in their courses during the semester and to intervene early. This provides the opportunity to connect these students with assistance and resources that increase their chances of success in a timely manner. The Early Alert program seeks to address the following factors:

  • Improving the likelihood that students will persist at Central
  • Improving student effort and academic performance
  • Preventing students from withdrawing from or getting D’s or F’s in their courses

When to refer a student?

A faculty member identifies a student to refer to Early Alert based on observations during class or discussions with the student about the following reasons:

  • Never Attended Class
  • Poor Academic Performance
  • Poor Attendance
  • Personal Problems
  • Late or Missing Assignments
  • Low Exam/Quiz Scores
  • Poor Class Motivation/Attitude/Lack of Purpose
  • Other