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CASE Resources for Boston Faculty
In partnership with the Dean of Students (DOS) Office, we have created a Student of Concern Referral Program as a tool for MCPHS instructors to identify students they believe may need additional academic support or may be experiencing other challenges that may negatively impact their academics.
Common reasons for referral include:
- academic underperformance
- excessive absences
- suspected issues with studying or testing taking
- suspected issues with comprehension and higher-order/critical thinking
The role of positive faculty-student interactions in student success has been well-documented. We encourage you to use this referral system only after you have made previous outreach attempts to the student(s) of concern. We also suggest you use this system during points of the semester that do not align with the mid-semester warning program.
Your referral will trigger outreach to the student(s) from a CASE or DOS staff member. We will communicate with you as pertinent information on the referred students becomes available. To the extent possible, we encourage you to check in with the students about whom you are concerned, especially through encouraging invitations to visit your office hours.
Thank you for your participation. Questions and feedback may be directed to the Assistant Dean for Student Success.
The Mid-Semester Warning Program alerts MCPHS University students when they are underperforming academically so that they may be connected to various support resources and interventions to foster academic recovery and success. Detailed instructions on how to enter your mid-semester warning(s) through Self-Service are available.
- Faculty submitting warning data for undergraduate students may use Self-Service to issue and Mid Semester Warning by selecting "AW" for academic warning next to their name in the "Midterm/Intermediate Grading" screen.
- Boston Faculty who elect to submit warning data for graduate-level students should do so based on stated minimum grade requirements in their specific programs of study. As these requirements may vary across graduate programs, you must speak with your academic dean if you need clarification on the grade requirements for your program.
- Please do not enter letter grades; only "AW" for students who should receive a warning. Also, please do not enter warnings for zero-credit labs. If no students are receiving mid-semester warnings, you do not need to submit any information.
- Students receiving warnings will receive a letter from their School Dean indicating they have received an academic warning. These letters include information about university supports that students may utilize to improve their grades, such as meeting with an academic coach, attending a workshop, and using tutoring services.
Did you know the Student Success Team can conduct workshops in your classroom?
As a faculty person, you are uniquely positioned to identify key learning and study skill areas where your students could benefit from further development. If you identify opportunities where we could help support student learning and study initiatives specific to your course content and learning objectives, please email CASE@mcphs.edu. A member of the CASE team staff will be in touch to discuss ideas and co-develop/coordinate in-class programming. Some topics that we have previously presented are:
- Time management
- Stress management
- Study strategies
- Test-taking strategies
- Critical thinking strategies