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INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP ABSTRACTS, April 2018, Volume 10, Issue 1
Early alert reports are when faculty identify students at a midpoint in a college term to communicate unsatisfactory progress in order to intervene and aid in student success. The purpose of Dr. Reynolds' study below was to explore the perceptions of faculty at one community college in regard to their early alert system. The case study includes interviews of both administration and faculty on their use and opinions of the early alert system at the community college, as well as their suggestions for changes. Not only do faculty share why they use the early alert report, but also share why they do not use it. This research can be used as aguide or example for choosing the early alert system to best fit a college’s needs.
Early alert reports are a method of communicating grades from faculty to students. Communication between faculty and studentshas been researched to show improved student outcomes for college students (Reynolds & Friedel, 2018). However, there are so many options for the early alert report that it may be difficult for colleges to determine which early alert reporting features are best.