An instructor should submit a safety/wellness alert if a student has been missing from class, has not communicated with an instructor for over a week, or is displaying concerning behavior.
This is not a place where an instructor submits information about a student struggling academically, instructors should use academic feedback tool.
What Happens Once a Student Receives the Safety/Wellness Alert
- Student will receive the safety/wellness alert via email.The student’s academic advisor and faculty mentor are copied onto the alert.
- The academic advisor will follow up with the student – and pull in others connected with the student (CLASS, Step-Up, athletics, residential life, faculty mentor).
- Academic advisors will work to update the instructor if there is any outcome from discussion with the student. An instructor should follow up with the student’s advisor(s) if they have any questions – their names are listed under each student in the class list.
- If the academic advisor does not hear from the student, they will send on the concern to the Dean of Students.
Who Has Access to the Alert?
In addition to the student’s academic advisor and faculty mentor, other staff (including the Dean’s Office, Athletics, Multicultural Student Services, International Student Services, Step-Up, and the CLASS office) have access to the feedback.
Examples of Safety/Wellness Alert
Ima, I have not seen you in class in a week and have not received any communication. Is everything okay? Please reply to this message to update me on your situation. It will be important for you and I to connect to discuss how you can get back on track in the course.
You and I have discussed in person and via email about sleeping in class but things have not changed. You may consider consulting the Center for Wellness and Counseling for ideas on how to be alert in the classroom and manage your health. Here is a link to their website: http://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/
Where to Go for Support
There are several resources on campus that students should use to address any concerns. Instructors can refer students straight to the resources or ask the student to discuss resources with their assigned academic advisor.