Improving Your Early Alert Program
Organization: Academic Impressions
Venue: Hilton Downtown Fort Worth
|Event Date/Time: Feb 11, 2013||End Date/Time: Feb 13, 2013|
Early alert programs (EAP) have been emerging on college campuses for the last 10 years to varying degrees of success. Too often after an initial start-up, however, many early alert programs fail to fully meet their designed purpose of identifying and reaching out to academically at-risk students because they lack three key elements: buy-in, cross-campus collaboration, and effective reporting.
This conference is designed to help you assess how impactful your EAP is right now and give you specific ideas for improving those three key areas. Using data reporting and analysis as a core tenet, our instructors will help you better integrate intervention and follow up, put systems in place to gather and analyze data, and help you more effectively measure the efficacy of your referral and response systems.
You will return to your campus with a plan of action to implement new ideas right away and guide your program into the coming years.
CONFERENCE FORMAT: A PEER LEARN AND WORK EVENT
Knowing that this event will be attended by your peers that have experienced similar challenges, the conference has been designed to capitalize on your experiences. You will be connected with similar practitioners and will work together on a project over the course of the event.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
This conference is right for you if you want to:
- Diagnose where your early alert efforts may be falling short
- Learn new ways to triage students
- Rely less on faculty as the primary channel to help identify at-risk students
- Find ways to close the communication loop
- Expand your network of people identifying at-risk students
- Select the right EAP platform
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This conference is right for you if you have spent at least one semester designing and implementing an early alert action plan and you want new ideas and tools for making it more effective. Those who will benefit from this conference include administrators in student affairs, academic advising, counseling services, and learning, tutoring, and student success centers, as well as other decision-makers who have experience with at-risk student populations.
HOW VENDORS ADD TO THIS EVENT
Research suggests that customized, specialized software plays a key role in about 70% of all early alert programs. We recognize there are many technology solutions available to support an early alert program. AI is proud to partner with a hand-selected group of software providers to help make your conference experience more complete. Showcasing a variety of products (at a variety of price points) around three key elements - record keeping, automation/outreach, and tracking/assessment - our vendor partners will be on-site to help you better understand how your institution may benefit from technology and to share what their R&D departments are discovering to influence the future of EAPs.