Navigate: Overview of Alerts and Progress Reports
An overview of the alert and progress report process at UWL.
UWL is committed to student success and providing students with early alerts regarding academic concerns is one aspect of retention efforts. The use of alerts and progress reports by all faculty/instructors is highly encouraged.
Please use the following Alert Index to help you decide if your alert should be entered through Navigate, or reported to the Student Life Office.
Alerts in the 1-5 range should be a Navigate alert (continue reading the information below). Alerts in the 6-9 range should be a report to the Student Life office via a Student of Concern report. If there is an immediate threat to the student’s safety or others safety, please call 911 or Campus Safety at 608-789-9999.
Adapted from UW-Superior Navigate Alerts FAQs: https://www.uwsuper.edu/spring2021/upload/using-navigate-alerts.pdf
During the course of a semester, all instructors and staff have the ability to enter alerts on a student they have a concern about through an ad hoc alert: Navigate: Issuing an adhoc alert
- Comments entered in adhoc alerts can not be viewed by the student directly
During weeks 5 and 6 of the semester, instructors of selected courses (Navigate: PRO Gateway+ Courses) will receive an email requesting progress reports for the students in their courses: Navigate: PRO@UWL Early Alerts
- Comments entered in PRO@UWL alerts can be viewed by the student directly
What should I include in an alert or progress report?
In addition to selecting the reason for the alert, both alert types allow for comments to be entered. Please provide comments related to your observations about the student's academic performance in their classes; personal details, including health information, should not be included. Please see examples below.
Here are appropriate comment examples
Here are inappropriate comment examples
Luke has missed several classes this semester due to personal concerns.
Luke has missed several classes this semester due to migraines.
Sadie has reported that she has personal concerns this semester that are affecting the quality of her work.
Sadie is very depressed and is not completing her work to the degree necessary for this course.
Jon has missed several classes and an exam this semester.
Jon is not prioritizing his classwork this semester and has missed several classes and an exam.
Faculty and Staff advisors have access to view alerts and progress reports received by their students: Navigate: Viewing a student alert
For information about what happens after an alert or is entered: Navigate: What happens after alerts are entered