Early Alerts at Woodbury are a way for students in need or at-risk to get help before problems have irreversible effects on their academic or personal well-being. The primary goal of this program is to assist faculty and staff in improving the motivation and performance of underachieving students in an effort to better Woodbury’s capacity to retain these students. By identifying these students, the Early Alert Specialist can attempt to address their needs, thereby increasing the likelihood of their success.
Student Affairs' Early Alert Specialist invites faculty, staff, and fellow Woodbury students to share any concerns they may have for a student on campus by completing an Early Alert FLAG (see below) and submitting it via Starfish online retention platform. Within a week of the Early Alert being received, the student will be contacted to see if he/she had addressed the problem with his/her instructor, and, if not, asked to discuss the area of concern and brainstorm problem-solving strategies with the Student Affairs Academic Support advisor.