Student Support Team
The Student Support Team provides timely and appropriate intervention for students facing circumstances that may impede their academic success. The team's efforts are designed to raise the level of retention and persistence to graduation.
|Sleeping through class|
|Doing poorly on quizzes and tests|
|Displaying anti-social behavior|
|Failing to turn in assignments|
|Not showing up for work|
|Indicating serious personal or family problem|
|Lack of social connection|
Since a student's decision to withdraw is usually influenced by multiple factors, the team will attempt to improve retention by gathering information from multiple sources with the hope of seeing the "whole picture" for each student. Based on this expanded awareness of the student, they attempt to plan an individualized intervention strategy.
Intervention can take many forms. It will always involve contacting the student. It may be an open and frank conversation, or it may involve being a good listener, and/or providing a referral for help. Nevertheless, intervention is always done with respect and dignity for the student involved.