Supporting Students in Academic Difficulty

Senate regulation 12.2 assigns colleges to supervise students who fall below good standing. In 2021 VPDUE Richard Hughey instituted a division-wide administrative deadline that requires any unit in the Division of Undergraduate Education or Global Engagement to notify students of any form of dismissal or barment with at least 14 calendar days notice prior to the following term. Because this prevents reviewing students for barment after fall and winter, the colleges are expected to institute more proactive and intrusive advising to support students who are struggling academically. Academic standing review for barment is conducted once per year at the end of spring quarter. These interventions are intended to increase the likelihood that students will improve their performance and avoid barment and to encourage a flipped advising approach.

The following program was developed by a committee of academic advisors for use by their counterparts colleges wide. The program is developed to encourage a student-centered approach when working with students with academic difficulty. A student facing page with information and visuals can be found here. The program includes:

  1. A series of template letters for Slug Success Campaigns 
  2. An Academic Standing Tutorial which includes a Self-Reflection Intake Questionnaire
  3. An Academic Success Plan to be completed during the advising appointment
  4. An Academic Standing Interventional Toolkit that advisors can use to identify and recommend relevant resources for students in academic difficulty 
  5. An End of Quarter Questionnaire designed to provide us with self reported data regarding the student experience and effectiveness of this process

Student Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in the Colleges Academic Recovery Support Program, students will: 

  • Create a success plan that enables them make positive progress
  • Become familiar with academic standing policy
  • Build awareness of their strengths and identify obstacles influencing personal motivation
  • Identify resources that support their individual academic success
  • Feel supported on their journey towards academic success

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