Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2017

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Education

Major

Education

First Advisor

Janice N. Friedel

Abstract

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 this case study is to research the timing of the early alert report at community colleges in the Midwest, as well as the different types of follow up, the policies and incentives for faculty and the perceptions of administration and faculty on using the report. The research is presented in two parts: the results of a survey of community college chief academic officers, and a case study of one community college’s early alert system. The 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 some supporting documents provided by the college. Both sets of research can be used as a guide or example for choosing the early alert system that best fits a college’s needs. In most cases, the selected comprehensive early alert system will have no specific due date or deadline for collecting the report; rather, it will be used to identify and provide early intervention for targeted at-risk students.

Copyright Owner

Karen Reynolds

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

181 pages

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