Monday, September 11, 2017

From the Provost

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

Student Progress Report in Bengal Success Portal Deploys September 18

One of the most exciting features of the new Bengal Success Portal is the Student Progress Report. This early intervention tool enables faculty members to inform advisers and students about signs of academic difficulty early on in the term (at about the three-week mark). Advisers can then take steps to reach out to students so that they can make positive changes to their academic habits while there is still time to turn things around.  

On September 18, the Student Progress Report will deploy to all instructors for the first time. An e-mail notification with the link will be sent to all faculty members. Instructors will be able to view their class lists and mark whether a student has encountered an issue (by raising a “No Show/Has Not Attended” flag or a “General Concern” flag), or award students “kudos” for a job well done. Students will receive e-mails, and students' advisers will be made aware of this feedback as well. If a cause for concern is identified, students will know that actions need to be taken. By the same token, advisers can then conduct proactive outreach to assist students in helping them to meet their academic goals.

Instructors, please watch out for the Student Progress Report and complete it when you receive it. Your feedback just might be that extra little “nudge” that students need to put them on the path to success!