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Early Alert (ASR)

Academic Success Referrals or ASRs

What is an ASR?

An Academic Success Referral or ASR is an early intervention tool that the University of Houston-Victoria uses to identify & contact students that exhibit behaviors or habits that inhibit their success in the classroom. 

It is our belief that early intervention allows time & opportunity for students to make necessary adjustments to their academic performance through the use of academic services/resources, communication with faculty, & support from their Success Coach/advisor.

ASRs come from the faculty & are processed by the Success Coaches.  Faculty members are encouraged to submit referrals when students display academic, social, or emotional difficulties, such as:

  • Failure to complete & turn in assignments
  • Failure to read & understand assigned readings
  • Frequent absences (or stop attending)
  • Poor participation in discussions
  • Poor study skills
  • Poor understanding of course content
  • Poor writing skills
  • Weak performance on major exams & assignments
  • Weak performance on quizzes &/or homework
  • General concerns

ASRs are not meant to stop communication between professor and students.