Faculty Resources

Thank you for visiting our faculty resources page.  Below you will find information about the Academic Success Program requirements that you may see in the classroom and some tips for supporting students during the semester on probation.  You can always reach us with questions, concerns, or opportunities for collaboration at [email protected].

 

Mid-Semester Report

Students on probation are required to complete a Mid-Semester report in October during the fall semester and March in the spring semester. The Mid-Semester reports serves two purposes: 1) to facilitate student engagement with their faculty, and 2) to measure the student’s academic progress. We ask faculty to report the student’s estimated grade at the middle of the semester and provide their signature next to the estimated grade.  It is the student’s responsibility to communicate their need for completion of the Mid-Semester with their faculty.  A copy of the form can be found here

Please note: the estimated grade is based on all graded material in the course thus far.  This could include participation, in-class assignments, homework, and/or exams.  It is not required that the student’s midterm exam be graded before determining an estimated grade for the Mid-Semester report.  

 

Faculty Feedback

Faculty Feedback is an initiative designed to make it easy for faculty to report student progress around the midpoint of the semester.  This early feedback allows advising offices to reach out to struggling students earlier in the semester, as well as identify and recognize students doing outstanding work in their courses.  This process is managed by the Office of Student Success and is separate from the Mid-Semester Report, a process that is initiated by the student to fulfill an Academic Success Program requirement. 

 

Disability Support Services

Some students on academic probation are registered with Disability Support Services (DSS) and require accommodations to support their academic success. If your student discloses this information, please visit the DSS Faculty Support website for additional information about accommodating these students. 

 

Tips to Support Students on Academic Probation

  • Avoid assumptions: The reasons a student may be on academic probation for a particular semester are abundant. Students may not want to discuss their personal circumstances or academic standing. Allow the student to share only what they are comfortable sharing. It will be helpful for students on academic probation to feel they can access faculty support without needing to disclose the reason for their current academic standing.  
  • Invite students to office hours: The general college student population can find approaching their faculty members and professors intimidating. Students on academic probation may have questions but may avoid asking for help. A welcoming statement inviting students to office hours during class and on syllabi can help change this perspective. 
  • Be transparent about grades and grading: Common feedback from students on academic probation is a lack of understanding of what is required to earn a quality grade. This group of students can benefit from a clear rubric for assignments, projects, and homework, in addition to thoughtful feedback, describing why they earned the score they did, when requested. We understand grading assignments are timely and tedious tasks. Students on academic probation rely heavily on their grades to track their progress and ability to return to good academic standing.
  • Contact us: The Academic Success Team, housed in CCAS Advising, is highly dedicated to supporting their student population. The team is comprised of two Academic Success Coaches and one Senior Academic Advisor with background and training in education, higher education, and mental health counseling. If you are interested in collaborating with the ASP team or have additional questions, please email us at [email protected].