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Progress Reports/Early Alert

Progress Reports

Progress Reports are a useful way to help students know early on in a semester if they are not meeting the goals and objectives of a course. Whereas mid-term grade reporting only identifies a student’s current grade, Progress Reports ask about a student’s overall performance in the class and academic progress. Ideally, providing this information before the mid-point of the semester enables our students to seek assistance in time to achieve a positive outcome.

UCA asks faculty to complete Progress Reports each semester for students who:

  • have completed fewer than 45 credit hours at UCA
  • are first-year transfer students
  • are on Academic Probation
  • are in the UCAN Program
  • are student-athletes

As part of the Progress Report, faculty are asked to indicate which students might be “at-risk” of not passing the course based on academic behaviors and performance as of the reporting date.  This may be different for each course based on grading criteria, attendance policies, and other guidelines.

Faculty are sent a request to complete the reports through Navigate from the Office of Student Success (OSS), with the due date falling ten days before the beginning of second-half semester classes.  Students are sent an email from OSS if an alert is issued by a faculty member, and are asked to meet with either the faculty member, their Academic Advisor, or a peer Success Coach to develop a plan for improvement.

Progress Report Dates: 

  • Progress Reports open for faculty submission on the Friday of the 4th full week of classes
  • Reports must be submitted by the Monday of the sixth week of classes
  • Students will be notified of any reports issued periodically throughout the submission period
  • Please refer to the posted Academic Calendar for specific dates each semester

Faculty: for more information on How to complete a progress report, follow the link.

Questions about Progress Reports or Navigate? Contact: Nadia Eslinger, neslinger@uca.edu

Early Alert Reports

Faculty can also issue an Alert on any student at any time throughout the year through Navigate.  Alerts should be issued in cases in which a student has had excessive absences, is struggling academically, needs a referral to academic or other support, or the faculty member believes an intervention by the student’s Academic Advisor is warranted.

Faculty: for more information on How to Issue an Alert, follow the link.

Questions about Early Alert or Navigate? Contact: Nadia Eslinger, neslinger@uca.edu