What is an Academic Alert?
At various times during the semester, students who are performing poorly in a class may receive an academic alert from the course instructor. Academic alerts do not become part of the student’s permanent record but serve as an early warning for students facing academic difficulty. In the alert, the instructor will indicate one or more reasons why the student may be struggling in that class. The most common reasons for poor performance are:
- Missing class
- Missing assignments
- Lack of participation in class activities
- Lack of academic preparation
- Difficulty with taking tests
Students who receive academic alerts are strongly encouraged to meet with the instructor issuing the alert, their faculty advisor, and to contact Learning Support Services. A slipping grade can often be salvaged if action is taken early on. Your classroom instructors and your faculty advisor want to see you succeed and are resources to help you improve your academic performance.
How to read an Academic Alert
If you receive an academic alert you will be notified by email through your Linfield email account. This email will refer you to log-in to WebAdvisor and read your “Student Academic Messages.” Select “My Urgent Academic Messages.” Here you will be able to read the academic alert issues by your faculty member, outlining his/her commentary and instructions on how to improve your academic progress.