Academic Alerts & Care Team Reports

Academic Alerts

The Learning Center monitors all the Academic Alerts sent in by faculty. An Academic Alert is a tool faculty can use to help notify a student that “something” is not going well in their course. Examples could be excessive absences, late assignments, poorly written assignments, failed exams… basically anything that would get in the way of student not being successful in the classroom. Faculty can access the Academic Alert form on Scotweb.

Care Team

The Care Team is the Wooster’s behavioral support team that provides coordinated support for the entire campus community: students, faculty and staff. Care Team members are trained to help address concerns about stressful situations, behaviors, academic progress, and mental health. The team gathers information from personal interactions with students, faculty, staff and family members, and from referrals submitted by members of the Wooster community. The Care Team Referral Form is available for all Wooster community members to fill out if they think a student, faculty or staff member could use additional support.

Some students may require that both an Academic Alert and Care Team form be sent in. It is important for students to receive an Academic Alert when they are not doing well in the course. This helps to establish that academic behaviors need to change, or additional supports need to be added for the student to find success. However, some students may be experiencing poor academic progress because of a personal issue they have shared with faculty. It is then important to notify the care team that in addition to academic supports, the student may need additional support from the Wellness Center, CDI or Title IX.