The EAS functions as an early alert mechanism to provide support to any student who might need assistance because of a temporary setback or an ongoing difficulty that puts their academic success at risk. (Inspired by UBC Early Alert, 2016)
The Early Alert System has successfully supported approximately 30% of the student population in a given academic year. The Early Alert System was developed to incorporate information points from non-academic sources and be more holistic in its support of Augustana students.
A key part of our EAS is to clarify for students and staff that there are processes available to get help and that people are paying attention.
The EAS Team is not a disciplinary body, nor does it deal with imminent danger or emergencies. The University has systems in place for dealing with disciplinary matters (e.g. The Code of Student Behaviour
, Community Standards
), and for dealing with cases of imminent danger (e.g. The Protocol for Urgent Cases of Disruptive, Threatening or Violent Conduct
- Online Student Directory - faculty and staff can enter concerns about academic or nonacademic performance of the student.
- Student Feedback form - this an anonymous online form is accessible by all students, staff and community members on the website to report concerns about their peers or themselves.
- Residence Staff Reporting Tool - residence staff can enter concerns about the behaviour or conduct of a student living in residence. The reporting tool allows any residence staff person to enter information and is typically used to initiate follow-up with the student (including sanctions for policy violations, wellness checks or referrals).
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org if none of the above mechanisms are appropriate.