Academic Indicators

Academic Indicators (AI) can reflect excellent performance or satisfactory progress, or they can indicate concerns (e.g., attendance problems, missing assignments, academic difficulty, etc.) and are meant to advise students of their current academic status. Professors use the AI system because they are invested in student success and want to open conversations about how students can improve their performance.

What happens if you receive an Academic Indicator (AI):

When a faculty member submits an AI that expresses a concern, the student receives an email from the Academic Success Center with instructions to complete a reflective Google Form that will be shared with your instructor and advising staff. Generally, students may meet with the professor to ensure they understand the expectations of the course and the likely implications of the behavior(s) that led to the indicator. The professor and student may then set a plan for progress or discuss the student’s options if it is no longer possible to pass the class. It is in the student’s best interest to complete the AI process quickly, as students who do so are more likely to earn credit for the course.

Students who receive more than two indicators must also meet with an academic advisor in the Academic Success Center.