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What is Early Alert?

Early Alert is an optional faculty-initiated referral system that allows instructors to engage with professional staff advisors to check in with students who might be struggling in the classroom. The referral is confidential and triggers the advisors to reach out to students, offering support for their academic success at UAS. 

The Early Alert program runs from weeks 3-9 during the fall and spring semesters. If you have questions about the Early Alert program, please contact call (877) 465-4827 (Toll Free), 796-6000 in Juneau or email uas.info@alaska.edu.

UAS is one of hundreds of institutions across the country that uses an early alert system as part of their toolbox to support students. Research shows that early warning programs that identify and respond to at-risk students early in the semester are considered a best practice for both retention and student success. Faculty participation is completely voluntary, and both faculty members and advisors are expected to address students with discretion and adhere to FERPA regulations at all times.

How it Works

When a faculty member submits an “alert” for a student through UAS Online, staff advisors are notified and reach out to connect with the student. Each staff advisor’s goal is to “close” an alert within 14 days of receiving it. The faculty member is able to view or update any alert he or she has submitted and staff advisors have access to update the alert as well.

Thank you for participating in the UAS Early Alert program. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for improvement of the system, please contact the Student Resource Center at (877) 465-4827 (Toll Free) or (907) 796-6000, or by email at uas.info@alaska.edu.

Video Tutorial

This 2 minute video shows the process of setting up an early alert using UAS Online.

For best results, select play followed by opening in full screen (full screen button on bottom lower right of video window).

 
 

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