NOTE: This message was sent on September 26, 2019, to all instructors teaching undergraduate courses for the Fall 2019 term.

Colleagues,

As we are into the fourth week of the semester, it is time to submit Progress Reports for our undergraduate students. Progress Reports provide students with an indication of their performance. The information provided by you, the instructor, is shared with each student’s academic advisor. Combined efforts will provide the opportunity for timely intervention.

  • When:  The Fall 2019 Progress Report campaign will run September 26th until midnight on November 2nd. Please submit your Progress Reports at a time that makes the most sense for your course.
  • How:  All instructors teaching undergraduate courses will receive an email invitation from Navigate this week.
  • At-risk progress reports will be shared with students – all instructor comments will be shared so mindful construction is important.
  • All reports will be directed to professional staff dedicated to student success including advisors, success coaches, and coordinators.
  • Instructors should submit progress reports for all students in their courses, particularly those at-risk of withdrawing from the class or receiving a low grade. Signs of risk:
    • limited or no use of courseware used by the class (D2L or Canvas)
    • multiple missing assignments
    • an overall grade of C- or lower
    • more than 2 unexplained absences
    • any concerns to you as the instructor.

Information on the Progress Reports campaign and additional resources are available at uwm.edu/navigate. If you have questions or would like further training on Navigate, contact navigate-support@uwm.edu.

Progress Reports can be submitted outside this campaign effort – to submit after week 9 select Navigate on the Faculty/Staff tab of the UWM homepage. A tutorial is available here.

Your feedback and outreach are critical to the success of our students. I truly appreciate the effort all UWM faculty and staff make to enhance the student success and retention of our students.

Take care,

Johannes

Johannes Britz
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs