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Accudemia Referrals & Early Alert System (AREAS) is out!

It’s a new feature included in Accudemia, all existent and new users have now access to it by simply clicking on the Referrals menu item. The purpose of this system is to increase student retention by identifying at-risk students and helping them before it is too late. Here is how it works:

1. Create the Early Warning Form

The system administrator can create an Early Warning form that will be used by college faculty to issue the warnings. This is a web-based form that can be accessed online by instructors or staff. The System Administrator can create the form with whatever questions they like and indicate who will get a copy of the form when it is submitted. Here is an example of a possible form:

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Keep in mind that the above are just example questions and you are free to design the form with whatever questions you see appropriate.

2. Use the Early Warning From

Once the form is created, it can be accessed by instructors or other staff online to issue the early warning and help the student. The instructor or staff member can fill in the form and click "Submit". This will cause two things to happen:

  • Email messages with the warning information will be sent out to people you selected when you designed the form.
  • The warning information will be added to your database.

3. Take Action

The academic support staff will get the warning message and they will be able to log in and enter follow up information on each warning. The system will track the follow ups and will show the status of each warning as you proceed with your response to the warning.

The above Early Warning System software is being added to our Accudemia software and will be released later this month in time for the upcoming fall semester. Since this is a new system, we would like to get your feedback on it, so we are offering free usage of the system for the entire fall semester. There is no fee and no obligation - all we ask for in return is feedback on how well the system worked for your institution.

Note that the Accudemia system is hosted on our servers, so you do not need to install any software or buy a web server, database software, etc. All you need is a web browser and your account's information, which we will create for you when you sign up.

See more screenshots on the Accudemia site: more screenshots

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