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Academic Alert System


VWU has established the Academic Alert System to identify students experiencing academic difficulty and to provide appropriate referrals for counseling, tutorial, and advising services to enable such students to succeed in their coursework. The purpose of the system is to help every student achieve success, and the reporting and recordkeeping are strictly non-punitive.

Faculty and staff have the opportunity to submit academic alerts on behalf of students that have given them cause for concern. The Academic Alert Team will make attempts to intervene with reported students to help mitigate the concerns and assist the students.

The Academic Alert System may notify relevant campus constituencies of the record of institutional intervention on a need-to-know basis. Sharing of Academic Alert information beyond those faculty and staff with a direct interest in an individual student’s case is subject to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

How to Submit an Academic Alert

If you wish to log a student concern and have the appropriate support services person reach out to the student, please complete the Academic Alert Form. The Academic Alert Team will initiate intervention by notifying the student of the alert and linking them with relevant academic resources.