Early Academic Assessment Program (EAAP)
What is this retention initiative about?
For over five years, the Academic Advising and Career Center has worked closely with faculty on a retention program aimed at addressing students that are experiencing academic difficulties early into the semester. In the past, this was known as a mid-term grade program. Based on conversations with faculty across campus, we are no longer calling it a “mid-term grade” program, but instead an “early alert” program. Faculty are now able to identify concerns vs. calculating an actual grade.
What will happen if I indicate a concern for a student?
We will contact the students you have concerns with and hold a retention meeting with them individually. At that meeting, our goals will be:
- To promote and build student confidence in developing dialogue between student and faculty, encouraging students to meet with faculty during office hours or other scheduled times to discuss academic difficulties they may be having in class
- To recommend attendance at upcoming success workshops, tutoring, and other support services, according to areas of concern
- To help students understand ramifications of poor academic performance with regard to academic probation and financial aid probation
- To encourage student engagement with academic departmental faculty advisors
Remember that you can submit your concerns in three different ways. We encourage you to submit the way you are most comfortable with:
- Use the online form at www.umflint.edu/advising/eaap.htm
- Type your concerns directly into the excel document sent to you via e-mail and send it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Print the excel document sent to you and hand write your concerns, send the completed excel document via inter-campus mail to Aimi Moss, 285 UPAV
Contact Aimi Moss with any questions or concerns at 76(2-3087) or email@example.com.