The Importance of Early Interventions

This week, we enter week three of the full semester, and as has become the standard practice at Grand View, this is the week instructors will be asked to prepare early alert and progress reports for their courses via our Navigate software. While that may seem early (it still feels like the semester started yesterday, to be honest), there’s a reason this process begins when it does. For most full-semester courses, if a student is still struggling by week six, their chances of righting the ship significantly decrease. But if we and our students are able to identify areas of struggle and then implement strategies to address them early on, the odds of a successful outcome are enhanced. Thus, the early alert system is designed to proactively address areas of concern for a particular student, but more importantly, provide enough time for different choices and new strategies to actually bear fruit.

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