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EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

The UTPA Early Warning System is a student retention effort designed to alert students when they show early signs of not succeeding in class in time for them to improve. I appreciate faculty who have been active participants in the past and encourage those of you who have not been using the Early Warning System to begin to do so now. This system is available for all undergraduate courses.

An Early Warning System alert is initiated by a faculty member via an online interface in Assist. Referring a student for outreach in this system should take less than one minute. Based on the information provided by the instructor, progress report emails are generated and sent to students. The emails encourage students to contact their instructor or an Academic Career Advisor to discuss ways to improve their academic performance. Faculty who are active users of the system report that students do reach out to them for additional help after receiving an email. An Early Warning System flyer is attached and includes a step-by-step process for initiating a referral for a student.

UTPA has made great strides in improving the success of its students. Given the importance and priority of student success at UTPA, I encourage you to participate in this initiative once again.

Please see the Early Warning System Guide for more information.

Early Warning System Results by Term

Term

# Courses

# Sections

# Contacts

# Students

# Faculty

FALL09

50

135

867

761

49

FALL10

48

122

1138

887

44

FALL11

82

160

1487

1169

67

FALL12

108

190

1839

1314

98

FALL13

114

222

1903

1539

101