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Concerned About a Student

The University of Minnesota Morris is committed to all students' success in college and in life. UMN Morris uses an early alert model to identify students who may be experiencing difficulty in the classroom or beyond. Concerns submitted by instructors and other UMN Morris staff help students become aware of areas needing improvement and give advisers and staff the necessary information to connect students to appropriate resources and opportunities when students may benefit from extra support.

Types of Concerns

Concerns can be submitted for a wide variety of reasons. Submitting concerns at the first sign of difficulty gives students the best chance for improvement. Some common reasons for submitting concerns include:

  • Student has several absences, irregular attendance, or has stopped attending class or work
  • Assignments, papers, or other work have not been turned in or completed
  • Student has received poor grades on assignments, papers, or exams
  • Student is experiencing difficulty outside of the classroom
  • Student has expressed other concerns or appears to be struggling

Staff  & Faculty Concerns (For Students Not Taking Your Course)

If you are a staff person who works with students or a faculty member who interacts with students not currently enrolled in your course, you can submit a concern. A Student Affairs or Academic Success staff person will follow-up on your concern.

Faculty Concerns (For Students Taking Your Course)

If you are teaching a course in the current semester, you will submit most of your concerns through APLUS. To submit a concern, log into APLUS select “Instructor View” in the top right corner drop down menu.

For more information see Academic Alert.