What do you do when a student is not performing well in class?
These are some of the warning signs that a student needs help:
- Has not signed into blackboard for more than 4 days
- Has not submitted one or more assignments
- Submits assignments that reflect substandard work more than one time.
Step One. Contact the student.
Email the student at their Linfield email address and share your concerns. Ask the student to reply with questions and or a plan to make improvements.
Step Two. Issue an Academic Alert.
If you do not hear from the student or the signs continue, issue an academic alert. Academic alerts are not punitive. They are intended to 1) get the students attention, 2) alert the student's advisor that the student many need help, and 3) provide clarity about what the student needs to do to regain good academic standing in your class.
- Log in to WebAdvisor.
- Click on Faculty to enter the faculty dashboard.
- Click Issue an Academic Alert.
- Select the course in which the student is having problems.
- Select the student from the list.
- Enter detailed information for the student including your concerns and what the student will need to do in order to get on track.
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.
Click for more information about Academic Alerts.