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To help our students understand our early alert procedures should an alert ever be reported, the below diagram was developed to outline the process step by step. Additional questions can be emailed to at any time.

Instructions for students
Faculty Outreach

Each semester, your professors receive an email from the Deeann Griebel Student Success Center during week 3 and week 7 asking for their participation in an early alert survey. This survey is used to identify students who may be at-risk in their classes (or to confirm that they have no concerns at that given time). Students could be considered at-risk due to one or more of the following alert types:

  • Academic - Below a C grade in the course.
  • Attendance - Poor attendance is affecting the success of the student. 
  • Financial - Student has self-disclosed financial difficulties that may be affecting their education.
  • Personal - Student has self-disclosed personal problems or health related issues that may be affecting their education.

A comment section is also available for your professors to provide additional comments and/or further explanation of the alert. 

Submission Deadline The survey expires after one week and intervention strategies begin shortly after.
Student Notification

Once the survey expires, a member of the Early Alert Intervention Team will notify you if you have received an early alert using one or more of the following contact methods to request a meeting:

  • Email
  • Phone Call and/or Text Message
  • Post Card
Intervention Meetings

During your meeting, a staff member will discuss the alert, resources available to help aid in your success, as well as a general discussion about your experience at SMSU, short and long-term goals, campus involvement, and educational intent at SMSU.

Additional Contacts To ensure that you are receiving the support that you need, alert information is also distributed to Academic Advisors to keep them informed of early alert concerns.

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