What is the Early Warning System (EWS)?
EWS is a retention device in which faculty complete an online report of their students' academic progress. From online classrolls, progress report letters and/or emails are generated and sent to students. This correspondence includes comments the instructor has made regarding the student's academic progress and it encourages them to contact their instructor and/or a URAP Student Development Specialist (SDS) to discuss academic challenges they may be experiencing.
How does the EWS work?
- Online classrolls are available as early as the 1st class day.
- Instructors are asked to submit online classrolls within a timely manner.
- Letters for courses submitted weekly are printed every Monday, signed and mailed by URAP staff.
- Students receive letters and/or and emails and contact their instructor, or URAP Student Development Specialist.
Early Warning Benefits…
- Students are aware that their progress is being monitored early in the semester.
- Students are provided with a realistic view of their need to seek academic assistance.
- Students are offered time and opportunity for grade improvement.
- Students are strongly encouraged to communicate with faculty and support staff.