Students on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus are expected to meet the academic expectations and behavioral standards outlined for each of their courses. This may include class attendance and participation, submitting assignments on time and in a professional manner, and/or successfully completing the course assessments. If a student is not meeting these expectations, we want each student to be aware that they are at risk of failing the course. The earlier a student is aware that professors are concerned about their academic progress and success, the sooner interventions can be initiated to increase the student's achievement in the course. By referring students via the Academic Alert system, faculty convey their awareness and concern for the student's success.
Multiple academic resources are available on campus to assist the students academically. Student Development Coordinators in the Center for Student Success will contact students referred to them (via their UMSL e-mail account and by phone) and connect them with appropriate academic resources. We encourage each student to respond to the Student Development Coordinator who contacts them. Come into our office, 225 MSC; we are here to help you!
Statistically, students who respond to Academic Alerts have a much higher chance of completing courses and their academic study successfully.
There are many academic resources available to students on campus, such as the Writing Lab, Math Lab, Economics Resource Lab, Supplemental Instruction and more. Student Development Coordinators in the Center for Student Success will discuss the particular concerns of each student and connect the student with appropriate academic resources, in addition to other support services available on campus.
The Center for Student Success offers a series of Student Success Workshops each Fall and Winter/Spring semesters which are designed to advance students' academic achievement. Some of the workshop topics are Time Management, Effective Study Skills, Beating Procrastination, and Test-Taking Strategies. Take advantage of these workshops offered in the Center for Student Success.