The Manhattan College academic referral program is a collaborative, college-wide effort to identify and support students who exhibit difficulties with academic rigor at the college level. The referral program utilizes a software system called Jasper Connect which enables faculty and administrators across the college to support students by connecting them to the right resources at the right time.
Faculty are encouraged to submit academic referrals on any student who is struggling in a course by logging into Jasper Connect and submitting a referral.
An "Early Alert" period is designated during the 3rd and 4th week of the semester to identify students before midterm time that would benefit from the academic intervention services provided by the Center for Academic Success.
Reasons for submitting an academic referral include:
poor class attendance
low scores on tests and/or quizzes
being unprepared for class
The goal is to identify students who are in need of academic intervention services as soon as the faculty member notices a possible deficiency. The Center for Academic Success feels strongly that the sooner a student is identified as being in need of support, the better chance the student has of returning to good academic standing.
The role the faculty play in the success of students is critical as we examine a team approach to producing positive learning outcomes for students who participate in supplemental instruction. In order to maximize the effects of the program, we ask the following of partnering faculty:
Allow the fellow to make brief periodic announcements
Regularly meet with the fellow to provide mentorship, support, and coaching to guide the structure of the fellow sessions
Provide course materials for fellow
Provide feedback to the CAS Academic Support Manager in the form of occasional surveys
Request Supplemental Instruction Sessions
Faculty are invited to request supplemental instruction sessions for their courses. Courses with high rates of D,F,W and I grades are typically only considered for SI. To submit a request, fill out the following form. Please note, only faculty members and/or department chairs should submit this form.