Academic Alert/Kudos Information
WVNCC is committed to the academic success of our students. One of the most powerful keys to unlocking student motivation and perseverance is timely feedback.
The Academic Alert System is a proactive communication tool that allows instructors to voluntarily alert students regarding their progress.
Alerts can be issued when an instructor has concerns about performance or to offer praise and encouragement.
Academic alerts of concern allow appropriate supports to be identified and implemented early, while "kudos" provide positive reinforcement and motivation.
Alerts of either kind generate an email message to the student, the student's advisor and the Director of Academic Support Services.
When a student receives an alert, he/she is advised to, first, connect with the instructor and then connect with the Academic Support Center (ASC) if appropriate.
See alert code descriptions below. Please note that academic alerts run twice weekly, so it may take a day or two for the alert to be processed and received.
Direct questions about the Academic Alert System to:
***FACULTY: Click HERE to submit a detailed academic alert***
Alert Codes Defined
1: Excessive Absence
Student’s lack of attendance is jeopardizing his/her ability to complete course successfully.
2: Missing Work
Student’s failure to consistently submit assignments and/or submit them on time is jeopardizing his/her ability to complete course successfully.
3: Lack of Skill and/or Knowledge
Student does not have adequate prior knowledge or foundational skills. Student is in need of specific content remediation.
4: Difficulty Understanding/Applying Course Content
Student does not seem to grasp course content. Grades reflect lack of comprehension.
5: Lack of Preparation, Focus and/or Motivation
Student demonstrates no interest in academics, exhibits no desire to be successful and seems to have no identifiable academic purpose.
6: Poor Attitude and/or Behavior
Student may be defensive, combative and/or disruptive through verbal /non-verbal communication and behavior.
7: Personal Issues
Student is dealing with obstacles related to family, finances, transportation, health etc. that are hindering academic success.
8: AW (Administrative Withdrawal)
Student has been administratively withdrawn from the class.
9: Would Like to Refer
Student exhibits signs of psychological, learning, or mental health distress such that professional intervention may be required.
If this alert category is selected please follow up by submitting a detailed online alert.
11: Enthusiasm for Learning
Your enthusiasm for course content and learning are appreciated!
Your positivity, passion, and confidence make you a great role model!
33: Attitude & Behavior
Your consistent cooperation, flexibility, and participation are noted and appreciated!
44: Team Player
Your collaborative approach strengthens and empowers everyone around you!
55: Attendance & Punctuality
You are an impressive student with excellent attendance and timely submission of work!
You are a hard worker – self-motivated and conscientious!
77: Communication Skills
You demonstrate excellent communication skills!
88: Strong Start
You have made an excellent first impression and I look forward to your work this semester!
99: Critical Thinking
You are an excellent problem solver and critical thinker!
100: Work Ethic
I see how hard you are working – keep it up!