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  • Identifying at-risk students to decrease
  • Student retention will always be a critical
    factor for colleges and universities. The more
    successful their students are, the more
    attractive the institution becomes. As time goes
    by, for institutions to have a real way to
    identify at-risks students, they must put in
    place a solid integration of data, early warning
    systems, and processes to identify and engage the
    at-risk students before it is too late.

  • Identifying at-risk students can be a difficult
    task. Since the typical class size per teacher
    continues to grow, it is hard for any instructor
    to truly "know" their students. Also, many legal
    issues and battles make teachers quite wary of
    knowing their students on a personal level for
    fear of accusations of misconduct.

  • How to identify at-risk students?
  • There are a few simple ways to measure at-risk
    student behavior in a quantifiable manner. It can
    be tracked with by maintaining a few numbers and
    behaviors and keeping good notes of all the your
  • The first and most obvious metric to observe when
    looking for at-risk students is grades. What
    students have started out the semester with low
    scores? For the students who score low in the
    beginning, having a conversation with them may be
    the only help they need. Maybe they just needed
    motivation, or they might need assistance with
    study skills, writing skills, etc.
  • Also, keep track of student grades and see which
    students begin to have decline in scores. This is
    often a sign of issues outside of the classroom
    that are affecting the student's work. Again, a
    conversation might help, or this might be a good
    time to either alert the administration or to
    contact the student counselor for assistance. The
    administration or counselor may have already
    heard other concerns about that student and have
    a better understanding of what interventions
    might be necessary.

  • Another at-risk student behavior that can be
    easily tracked is tardiness or absenteeism. If a
    student continues to either be late for class or
    simply is not attending, this is another
    opportunity to alert either the administration or
    the counselor.
  • Finally, disruptive behavior is a sign of an
    at-risk student that can be easily monitored. If
    a student is being regularly disruptive, this is
    probably a time when that student should be
    forced to see the administration for either
    discipline or an intervention of some kind, as
    attempting to intervene in the classroom can
    cause more disruption for other students.

  • Technology in identifying at-risk students
  • New technologies can provide meaningful learning
    experiences for all children, especially those at
    risk of educational failure. Schools that
    capitalize on the relationship between technology
    and education reform will help students to
    develop higher order skills and to function
    effectively in the world beyond the classroom.

  • Now, with the introduction of the Early Warning
    System, Performance Dashboard (360 Degree View of
    a student), Keep Warm Hub, and the Student
    Helpdesk in the Constituent relationship
    management (CRM), the instructor can set up early
    warning system rules to flag students'
    performance, attendance, and other key course
    events that are required for student success.
  • For example, the instructor can trigger alerts
    when a student's score on a graded assignment or
    assessment falls below a certain level. Positive
    feedback to motivate students who exceed a
    performance level is another type of alert that
    can be set up in the Early Warning system.
    Students who do not complete course work when it
    is due can be readily identified by setting a
    due-date rule for notification. Last date of
    course access is a way to identify students who
    have not logged into the course for a specified
    number of days. A customized message can be sent
    directly to students who meet certain conditions
    established in the Early Warning System. A log of
    all the messages sent to students is produced
    automatically and is searchable by date, rule
    type and student.

  • For a high-level view of students' performance,
    the CRM has a 360 Degree View Dashboard where
    instructors can see the Early Warning System
    reports. They can also access an overview of
    dynamically generated up-to-date information on
    the number of days since last course access,
    participation in discussion boards, other course
    activity, and grades.
  • The Early Warning System and 360 Degree View
    Dashboard provide instructors with data about
    student performance that will assist in retaining
    students. They can readily identify each
    student's participation and progress and take
    steps to intervene, correct problems, motivate,
    and support each individual learner. Although the
    concept of an early warning system is not new,
    putting such powerful tools in the hands of
    individual faculty members, promises to
    positively impact student success and retention.

  • Some key features of a CRM
  • CRM software with below features can help easily
    find students at-risk and can be easy for student
    counselor or teachers to engage with students and
    improve success rates.
  • 360 Degree View
  • Early Warning System
  • Keep Warm Hub
  • Events and Workshops
  • Student Helpdesk
  • Appointment Booking
  • Co-created Learning Lounge
  • Success App for Learners
  • Students, especially those who are early in the
    life-cycle, have to navigate the campus ecosystem
    to get what they want and deliver what the
    college needs.

  • Source Links
  • Higher Education CRM
  • Student Retention Software
  • CRM for Higher Education
  • Student Enrollment Software
  • Enrollment Management Software
  • Student Success CRM
  • CRM for Alumni Management

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