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University Studies Program: General Education for the 21st Century

Early Alert: A Not-So-Serious Reminder of a Very Serious and Important Element of USP (Due by Wed.)


Early Alert: The Time Has Come! (Oct. 4-9)
Participation in the established Early Alert process is an important component of the 257 USP courses approved to be taught in this first year of the program. Students will receive information about grades, attendance, and resources as part of our effort to further fuel their academic success. We want to increase students' self-awareness and responsibility.

Early Alert is a relatively easy way to increase students' chance of success by providing them with clear information about tutoring and learning assistance, and encouraging them to seek these out.
~John Koker (COLS Dean)

Since beginning Early Alert, we have noticed a significant decrease in student drops and an increase in tutor requests.
~Lisa Danielson (Registrar) and Liz Whalley (Director of Academic Advising)

For the Early Alert, instructors indicate a current status for each student:
  • Academic Issues (current grade is lower than a C)
  • Attendance Issues (that could be affecting academic progress)
  • Both Academic and Attendance Issues
  • OK (academic progress and attendance are OK at this time)
USP instructors, if you are new to Early Alert, the process is EASY! For step-by-step Early Alert submission instructions, click HERE.

Teach & Talk
Join the USP teaching community for casual small group conversation about teaching and learning in the first few weeks of the USP launch. These general conversations will all be held at the Pollock House. Future sessions will focus on specific Signature Questions and issues raised by instructors. 

This week:
· Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

· Wednesday, Oct. 9, 12:40 - 1:40 p.m.

2013 Provost's Teaching and Learning Summit: Global Perspectives Full Program and Registration Here

Need Help?
For assistance, please use the following contact information:
email: usp@uwosh.edu
website: uwosh.edu/usp

Watch for the University Studies Program Update each Tuesday of the fall 2013 semester!
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