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Progress to Degree - Academic Checkpoints


A number of academic, nonacademic, and related factors are associated with attrition and risk. The Academic Checkpoint process is designed to be a proactive approach to provide early identification and intervention for FTIC students, continuing freshmen, and other "at risk" undergraduate students who are experiencing academic difficulty. The Academic Checkpoint timeline includes three required checkpoints and an optional fourth checkpoint throughout the fall and spring semesters. The policy can be found in the catalog.

A step-by-step guide for faculty is also available with more information for these processes.

Checkpoint 1 - Attendance Confirmation

  • University-wide procedure for financial aid distribution already in place. Faculty confirm attendance for students in their classes.
  • First Year Advising uses this process to reach out to FTIC students to ensure they are getting to their classes and getting a strong start.

Checkpoint 2 - Early Alert

  • Designed to determine if students are showing up, are engaged, and are participating as expected through week 4 of the semester.
  • There may be limited grades available - However, are students doing what you would expect at this point in the term? Are they attending class or logging into online portals, participating in the classroom or online discussions, completing assignments in a timely manner, earning successful grades on assignments, quizzes, and tests to this point in the semester (if available)?
  • Rosters include FTIC, Continuing Freshmen, Undergraduate Student-Athletes, TRiO Student Support Program, and STEM Scholars.

Checkpoint 3 - Midterm Warning

  • Designed to determine the student's current standing in courses (grades, absences, etc.) through week 10 of the semester.
  • At this point, there will likely be more hard data available related to grades on assignments and tests. Please report about how students are performing at the midpoint of the semester. Are they attending class or logging into online portals, participating in the classroom or online discussions,completing assignments in a timely manner, earning successful grades on assignments, quizzes, and tests or are they at risk to fail your course?
  • Rosters only include FTIC students in General Education Courses.

Checkpoint 4 - Final Reports (Optional)

  • Final opportunity to report if the student has stopped attending or changed engagement habits. This is used to identify students who haveessentially stopped out without formal withdrawal.
  • Rosters are the same as Checkpoint 2.
Academic Checkpoint Dates

Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Summer 2024

POT2

Summer 2024

POT 1, 3, & 4

Checkpoint 1:

August 21-27

Checkpoint 1:

January 8-14

Checkpoint:

June 3-11

Checkpoint:

July 15-23

Checkpoint 2:

September 8 - 18

Checkpoint 2:

January 26 - February 5

   

Checkpoint 3:

October 20-30

Checkpoint 3:

March 8 - March 18

   

Checkpoint 4:

November 9-20

Checkpoint 4:

April 5 - April 15