students succeed, Middlesex
recently unveiled three new
online tools Academic Alerts,
system designed to encourage
persistence, promote retention and
in the semester colleges can connect
with their students, retention goes up,"
said Lois Alves, Vice President of
Enrollment Services, Research &
Planning. "These three tools help us do
"suite" because they work so well
together. Academic Alerts enable faculty
to send e-mail to students who may be
struggling in their classes, she explained.
Copies of all alerts automatically go to
the Academic Advising Center, where
advisors follow up with phone calls to
much more easily connect with their
students, starting with the first day of
class," said Alves.
away and get them the on-campus help
assistance can come in many forms,
Alves explained, from something as
simple as a bit of extra help from a
professor, to regular sessions with a
tutor, or even a referral to a personal
online courses, told us that in past
semesters she typically would see two
students per class drop out because they
would have trouble getting started,"
Alves said. If students get off to a slow
start for whatever reason they can
fall behind quickly, then just drop the
class, she said.
the professor was losing a total 10
students per semester," said Alves. "This
year, she lost only two students from all
five classes, thanks to Academic Alerts."
also helps students succeed, by helping
them plan their course of study, select
courses, and monitor their progress,
at Middlesex with DegreeWorks, and see
how long it will take you to reach your
ultimate goal," she said. "There is also a