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Academic Alert

Request Support for Students

  • The Academic Alert referral service provides faculty with an outlet for requesting support for students who are struggling academically (e.g., missing assignments, poor attendance, needs tutoring).
  • Following a referral, an academic advisor in the student’s college will reach out to the student via phone and email with the goal of scheduling an in-person meeting and/or connecting the student to campus resources.

The Academic Alert Process

  • Faculty identify students experiencing academic difficulty. Signs include:
    • Missing 1+ classes within the first two weeks of the semester
    • Missing numerous classes during the course of the semester
    • Poor performance
    • Low engagement in the classroom
  • Faculty submit basic information concerning the student(s) in a form.
  • AASC contacts the student via email and includes following individuals:
    • Academic Advisor and Instructor are cc’d
    • College Advising Director and Dean of Students office is bcc’d.
  • Student is informed that they will be contacted by an advisor from their department within three business days.
  • Student is contacted by their Academic Advisor who works to connect to resources and/or address any academic difficulties.
  • Faculty will not be automatically informed of the outcome of the outreach to the student. If the faculty would like this information, he/she will need to contact the College Advising Director.

Note to faculty: Students will be notified from whom and why the referral was made on their behalf. Any information you provide may be shared with the student. As such, observations should be objectively stated.

If the student presents distressing, disturbing, disruptive, and dangerous behaviors, a report should be submitted to the CARE team, instead of Academic Alert. If this is an emergency and/or there is a potential threat to an individual, please contact police at 9-1-1 or campus police and security at 208-426-6911.


Call: Karina Smith, (208) 426-3505
Location: SMASH building, first floor

Student Testimonials

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"Ms. Rice was very helpful and answered all of the questions I went into the appointment ready to ask. She even answered questions I did not even know I had. She helped me feel less anxious about where I currently am at in my education as well as offered a class that I did not know BSU offered, but that I am now extremely interested in. She was very friendly and would recommend her to any of my friends needing academic advisement."

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