What is Early Retention Alert?
Early Retention Alert is a student retention program being 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.
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 are automatically identified as “at risk” by the Early Retention Alert software if they fall under one of the following categories:
· Currently enrolled low income Hispanic student taking an EAP course with a term GPA under 2.5
· Financial Aid Warning
· Financial Aid Probation
· Financial Aid (Suspended Aid)
· Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
· Low Academic Completion
· Cumulative GPA falls between 2.0 and 2.5
· Term GPA falls between 2.0 and 2.5
· Student has withdrawn from at least 50% of classes
· Student has dropped from at least 50% of classes
· Student has repeat courses
· Student has not enrolled in classes
Students can also be identified as “at risk” by faculty members through “Contributing Retention Information” in WebAdvisor. Currently, this option is only available to those departments who are piloting the program.
What happens when a student is identified in Early Retention Alert?
Once a student is identified, a case is created and a notification is sent to the appropriate staff member or resource who can initiate communication with the student. The case will continue to be developed until the student is no longer “at risk” or until the case can be closed.
What is the future of Early Retention Alert?
Currently, Early Retention Alert is being piloted by specific departments at the Dale Mabry campus of HCC. However, it is expected to be institutionalized at all HCC campuses after 2015.