S12 E-mail from Dean Cluss and Dean Collado
Please be reminded of the procedure for issuing course warnings to students. Students should be placed on "warning" if they are currently earning a grade of "D" or "F," or if it is suspected that a student’s continued performance may result in a final grade of "D" or "F." The course instructor sends an email with an attached Course Warning Form directly to the student, with a copy to the student’s commons dean. Please clearly label the subject in the email "Course Warning." You will find the student’s commons affiliation in column M of your Banner Web downloadable course roster or in the directory under the student's name; the student’s extension and box number are also on the downloadable course roster listed in the final two columns.
Many students who receive course warnings dramatically improve their performance in the class in which they have received the course warning. After you send a warning to a student, with a copy to the student’s commons dean, in most cases, the commons dean 1) discusses the matter with the student, 2) informs Learning Resources, 3) provides the student information about available resources, and 4) invites the student in for further follow-up. For students who receive more than one warning in two or more subjects, the dean also notifies the parents or guardians. An official course warning and a meeting with a dean have proven to be successful combinations in helping students improve their performance.
The Course Warning Form may be downloaded from here http://www.middlebury.edu/media/view/269562/original/course_warning_notice.doc Please include reasons the warning was issued. Some areas frequently listed of concern are:
§ poor attendance
§ low grade on assignments
§ low grade on exam/midterm
§ missing assignments
§ does not participate in discussion
§ hands in work late
Many thanks in advance for your efforts to give students feedback on their academic status.
Dean of Curriculum
Dean of the College