ERIC Number: ED239568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Early Alert: Reaching Students in Time.
Lupack, Barbara T.
A support service for students at Wayne State College is described that is coordinated by the learning center and supported by a network of referrals. The target groups are students who have been placed on academic suspension or probation, the chronically absent, and those who are having difficulty with basic writing, term paper writing, test taking, note taking, reading comprehension, and other academic skills. After a student seeks help or has been referred to the Early Alert Program, contact is made with the student's academic advisor. If the student decides not to pursue the initial appointment at the learning center, the referral is concluded; the student at least is aware of the services available. For students who pursue contact with the center, a private meeting with the center director provides the opportunity to discuss the student's expectations, academic preparation, adjustment to college, and academic difficulties. The director then makes a referral to the appropriate source of assistance for the student. Of the students contacted each semester, about 60 percent seek help through the Early Alert Program. Types of services that are appropriate for different student problems are identified. Appendices include a flow chart of the referral process and sample referral and recordkeeping forms. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wayne State College NE
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Writing Centers Association (Columbia, MO, 1983).