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The Retention Alert Pilot
October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014

What is  Retention Alert?  Retention Alert is a student retention program piloted by The Connections Center, Admissions Department, Counseling Department, Financial Aid Department, and EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Faculty at the Dale Mabry campus of HCC between October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014 .

What is the purpose of Early Retention Alert? By identifying “at risk” students early, help can be provided to these students immediately. As a result, the likelihood of these students completing their academic program is increased.

How are “at risk” students identified in Early Retention Alert? Students can also be identified as “at risk” by faculty members through “Contributing Retention Information” in WebAdvisor.  This option was only available to those departments who were piloting the program.

What happens when a student was identified in Retention Alert? Once a student was identified, a case was created and a notification sent to the appropriate staff member or resource who initiated communication with the student. The case continued to be developed until the student was no longer “at risk” or until the case could be closed.

What is the future of Early Retention Alert?  After September 30, 2014 the Early Retention Alert software may continue to be used throughout HCC.  

Resources for Early Retention Alert Students

Apps for Academic Success      Course Planning      Weekly Planner      SMART Goals Worksheet

Cornell Note-Taking Paper      Dictionary and Thesaurus      Street Lingo Dictionary        Purdue Owl      Practice English


You can read The Final Report for the Retention Alert Pilot here and also read The Retention Alert Process created. 

Retention Alert Pilot Expansion