Early Alert

The Early Alert system, funded by a Title III grant, was originally piloted in Spring 2012 with a cohort of 200 students and has expanded to a college-wide availability in Summer 2013.  The system is used to identify both students who are at-risk of failure and those who are doing well through a series of automated gradebook-based notices, faculty surveys, and manual any-time notices.  In the summer of 2014, Columbus State completed integration of the Early Alert system with the Student Information System to further enhance and customize interventions to meet student needs.  Learning organizations and cohorts are aligned with the Early Alert system to help targeted at risk students access early intervention, intrusive advising, and increase peer and faculty engagement.  Columbus State has also implemented the connect module of early alert to provide advisors and other support staff with information regarding the student academic progress (historical and just-in-time) and use of college resources.  Students use the system to schedule interventions upon receiving a notice.  During the  year, Early Alert continued to expand, success rates for those courses actively using the system continued to climb, and withdraw rates decline.  During Autumn 2015, tracking items for students were traced to 2,572 (approximately 74% of sections at the college), with 23,166 (unduplicated) of the 25,144 (unduplicated, census day) students enrolled in courses using early alert.  Since its pilot in Autunn 2012 course success rates of courses in the early alert system climbed from 62.74% to 69.27% in Autumn 2015.  Likewise, withdrawal rates fell from 13.62% in the Autumn 2012 pilot to 7.95% in Autumn 2015.  In Spring 2016, using the intervention scheduling tool (connect) more than 21,000 meetings were tracked using the system.  By Autumn 2016, all students will have a career success plan in place in the system, with intervention strategies tied to task completion, and in 2016-2018, Columbus State will work to integrate the system with specific degree pathways to track and notify students of progress toward their degrees.  

02_outcomes_early_alert.pdf

ID 15379

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