The W cares about the academic success of its students. To that end, faculty members work to encourage students to perform their best on papers and tests, to attend class and come to class on time, to complete assignments and take tests on time, to participate in class, and to show courtesy to peers and instructors. Faculty will assist students who do not exhibit these traits of academic success and, if appropriate, will refer these students to campus resources and to the Coordinator of Student Success for further assistance.
As one part of the academic early alert program, students who perform poorly at midterm (falling below a midterm semester GPA of 2.0) will have holds placed on their accounts. The early alert holds for poor midterm performance serve, not as a punitive measure, but rather as an opportunity for students to seek the advice of their faculty advisors at a crucial moment in the semester. Students who have early alert holds on their accounts for poor midterm performance should schedule meetings with their faculty advisors, who will work with the students to draw up action plans for academic success. Once those plans are in place, the early alert holds for poor midterm performance will be released.