At my institution we are preparing to implement early alert software (Nuro Retention). I am part of a group looking at data that should be included in the system, either from our SIS, Canvas, or obtained otherwise. Reviewing the Community, there are discussions going back quite a while about various early alert programs. These seem to relate mostly to selecting or integrating the system.
I am interested in hearing from anyone using any of the early alert systems available regarding the following:
- Is there data you found particularly valuable in identifying students at risk of not being retained?
- Did you need to change any institutional practices to get information needed to identify and retain students? For example, I know that we have easy access to midterms grades. Midterm is likely to late to identify struggling students and have a reasonable chance of helping them recover, so we may need to look at having faculty report grades earlier than midterm.
- Has anyone tried using assessment of perseverance, grit, mindset, etc. to identify students who may be at risk of not succeeding?
Any information or insight would be appreciated!