Designing Early Alert Systems for At-Risk Students
|Event Date/Time: Feb 28, 2011||End Date/Time: Mar 02, 2011|
The earlier an academically at-risk student is identified, the better the prognosis for their success in college. Early alert systems, implemented within the first 4-8 weeks of a term, can be instrumental in beginning an intervention that can help facilitate studentsâ€™ success and increase retention. This event showcases three very different institutions and three different successful approaches to implementing a system that creates a safety net for students.
The program will share a framework or model for designing a system, show how practitioners have implemented these different steps in the model, and give you a chance to brainstorm and outline your future system.
Join us in Atlanta to pinpoint ways your institution can identify at-risk students and to outline strategies for how systems can be structured.
LEARN AND WORK EVENT
Structured as a â€œlearn and workâ€ event, you will leave this conference armed with an action plan that will help you identify at-risk students on your campus based on retention research, your campus profile, and your data. Through a combination of plenary and working sessions, you will learn how to use different approaches in process, technology, and implementation to develop early warning systems and prioritize next steps for your campus.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
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. This conference is right for you if are just getting started designing an early alert action plan or if you already have a plan in place but want new ideas and tools for making it more effective.
A TEAM EFFORT
We encourage you to send teams that include representatives from related departments. Bringing the champion of the early intervention initiative as well as a range of individuals responsible for implementing it can be invaluable in coordinating your efforts.