Early alerts are electronic notes initiated when a student experiences a success barrier in a course. The goal of the Early Alert Program is to initiate prompt communication and effective intervention with students when they become at-risk of not achieving success in a course. In most cases, academic alert is typically utilized for students in undergraduate study only.
Through this proactive program, Student Retention Services aims to:
- Connect instructional faculty with a direct link to support services for referring students that encounter success barriers in a course.
- Provide students with the opportunity to increase their chances of success in a course by participating in active and effective strategies for improvement.
- Support student learning by connecting students with necessary support services.
- Encourage a culture of support between students, faculty, and support units at UMSL.
To access the Early Alert System, faculty and staff should log into MyGateway. The system link can be found under "Faculty/Staff" portal.
Student Notification Templates
When an alert is raised on a student, a system-generated e-mail is sent to the student's UMSL e-mail address. This e-mail will contain some automated language as well as specific indicators and comments provided by the instructor. Depending on the type of indicator raised (flag or kudo), a different e-maill will be generated to the student. Click on any of of the items below to view a sample message that would be sent to the student.