HighEdWeb2008 Conference: Infinite Solutions


Session Details

Academic Alert System

APS9 Applications and Standards Track

Plaster Student Union 315

Wednesday,
3:15
4:00
PM

Missouri University of Science and Technology has developed a Web-based academic alert system to assist students at risk of failing, with the secondary goal of increased student retention. We will share information on the system's planning, creation and results, with the hope the session will generate ideas for your own similar systems.

This system, used as early as the first week of classes, alerts students to grade deficiencies. By reaching these students early we hope to correct problems so that the students can succeed academically. Currently 43% of alerted students received a final letter grade higher than their reported mid-term grade, and 66% of these students received a C or better as a final grade

Presenter

Carla Bates
Database Programmer/Analyst, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Carla Bates has been the database programmer for IT department of Missouri University of Science and Technology for 12 years, and adjunct instructor for Missouri University of Science and Technology for five years.

Bates received her BS in management systems and her MS in information science and technologies from Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is currently working on her PhD in information science and learning technologies from the University of Missouri.