UM Advising Commons

Early Alert Info Page

In an effort to provide a directory of resources for students with DEF grades and their advisors, Brian French and I have compiled a list of relevant materials for UM’s Early Alert program. To view this page, go to or select the “Early Alert” page in the top right corner of the Advising Commons blog.

This warning system asks instructors in 100 and 200 level courses to identify students in their classes who appear to be struggling, either due to poor early exam grades, missing assignments, or excessive absences. An instructor submits a “DEF” grade code on an unofficial class roster to identify these students; the students can view their midterm grades via Cyberbear.

This resource page contains a description of Early Alert, a template email for advisors contacting students, a suggested course of action for students, and several helpful links to resources. If there are additional materials you’d like to see added to the blog, please let us know.


October 19, 2010 - Posted by | Advising, Online Resources

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