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STUDENT ALERT SYSTEM

The Student Alert Referral System is an early intervention tool that allows faculty and designated university personnel to submit information regarding academic and behavioral issues (such as missing classes, scoring poorly on tests or quizzes, engaging in disruptive or otherwise troubling behavior) that usually present obstacles to student success.

TYPES OF ALERTS

ACADEMIC via the Student Alert System in myUK:
Missed Classes; Habitually Late; Homework Not Submitted; Homework Quality Poor; Poor Performance on Test or Quizzes; At Risk of Failing Course; Planning to Leave UK

BEHAVIORAL via Community of Concern:
Act Which Threatens Safety (to self or others); Damage to Property; Death or Serious Illness of a Family Member or Friend; Disruptive Behavior; Harassment; Health Risk; Medical Attention; Mental Health

Read more about academic and behavioral alert types here. [PDF]

THE ALERT PROCESS

Academic

Once an academic alert is submitted, an email is instantaneously sent to the student and their academic advisor. The student is instructed to contact his advisor and/or his instructor to resolve the academic issue in question. The academic advisor contacts the student promptly to discuss the issue.

To see the academic alert email that a student receives, click here.

To see the academic alert email that an advisor receives, click here.

Behavioral

Once a behavioral alert is submitted, an email is instantaneously sent to the Community of Concern team, which determines whether immediate action or continued monitoring of the situation is required.

WHY USE THE STUDENT ALERT SYSTEM?

Qualitative studies have shown that early intervention with students on the part of faculty, advisors, and other campus personnel can improve students’ likelihood to succeed, persist, and graduate.

We have a vested interest in seeing our students succeed during their tenure with us at the University of Kentucky. The Student Alert Referral System offers a means for faculty and designated university personnel to help students realize higher levels of success. You can issue an alert by accessing Student Alerts through the myUK portal.

During the Fall 2013 semester, over 2,900 alerts were submitted in these proportions:

Missed Classes

31%

At risk of failing course

19%

Poor/ missing homework

17%

Behavioral

13%

Poor test/ quiz

11%

Other

9%

FEEDBACK & COMMENTS

We would like to hear from you about the Student Alert system. Please send comments to early.alert@uky.edu.

GUIDES & RESOURCES

Submitting Academic Alerts from myUK Class Rolls [PDF]
Shows how to use a class roll to submit one (1) alert type for multiple students.
User can submit only academic alerts.

Submitting Academic or Behavioral Alerts Using myUK Individual Student Look-Up [PDF]
Shows how to use individual student look-up to submit single and/or multiple alert types for one (1) student.
User can submit both academic alerts and behavioral alerts.

Submitting Behavioral Alerts Outside myUK

Members of the UK community without myUK access may submit behavioral alerts here.

Academic Advisor Contact Results [.xlsm]
Excel spreadsheet for advisors to document results

SUBMIT AN ALERT

Submit an alert

See instructions in the Guides and Resources section above for submitting alerts.

REFERENCES

Faculty Influence

Early Alert Systems

Intrusive Advising