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ERIC Number: EJ899280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Use of a Web-Based Academic Alert System for Identification of Underachieving Students at an Urban Research Institution
Donnelly, John E.
College and University, v85 n4 p39-42 Spr 2010
Early alert strategies are an increasingly common way to address students' ongoing needs for greater academic and social engagement by enabling a positive campus environment and appropriate academic support; Kuh et al. find these to be necessary engagement conditions. Young and Fry show the benefits of student metacognition, or awareness of learning, something to which an early alert program can contribute. The concept for an early identification (EI) system at the University of Cincinnati (UC) began with an assessment of: desired outcomes, institutional culture/campus type, and infrastructure. The author shares that the identification of students at risk of poor academic performance is the first step in designing effective student progress and success interventions. This article presents a review of an early alert initiative at UC which determines how well the system is able to identify underachieving students. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio