Find information about the SEAN System.
The Student Early Alert Notification (SEAN) system is an online tool that assists faculty members in communicating with students when they have concerns related to academic performance. When a faculty member submits a SEAN using the online form, an email alert is sent to 1) the student, 2) the student's faculty advisor, and 3) key people in Academic and Student Affairs. For students who participate in an intercollegiate sport, their coach will also receive the initial SEAN alert. When a student receives a SEAN alert, they are asked to respond using an online form.
The primary goals of the SEAN system are to:
- Facilitate communication between instructors, students, and academic advisors
- Provide a timely notification regarding issues that could potentially result in a low course grade
- When appropriate, to connect students with relevant resources and support services
All information included in a SEAN or SEAN response is treated as confidential and only shared with the student, the student's advisor, and specific employees in Academic Affairs and Students Affairs who may be able to provide assistance. Receiving a SEAN has no direct impact on a student's grade or academic standing, and SEAN alerts are not part of a student's permanent academic record.