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Grade Checks

All grade checks are conducted through the GradesFirst system. GradesFirst is a web-based student performance monitoring system that provides automated student services and communication between faculty, students, and support staff. At UL Lafayette, the GradesFirst system is used to track student attendance and class progress through grade checks at key times throughout the semester. As identified by faculty and staff, automated email alerts are sent directly to academically at-risk students’ University email with important resources for student success.

 

FALL 2019 Schedule

**Attendance Check (UNIV, MATH, ENGL only):  September 4th - 11th

  • 1st grade check:    September 25 - October 2nd
  • 2nd grade check:   October 23rd - October 30th
  • 3rd grade check:    November 20th - December 2nd 

Purpose

The GradesFirst system allows faculty and staff to pinpoint at-risk students early in the semester to allow for student support staff to provide intervention services when students need it most. GradesFirst is a user-friendly system that allows faculty and staff to easily be a part of the University’s retention efforts and connect students to the services they need to be academically successful. GradesFirst also allows students to receive class feedback early in the semester directly from their professor. Students should contact the Academic Success in Lee Hall, Room 115, immediately if they receive an email identifying them as academically at-risk by their professor. Academically at-risk students should take of advantage of the Student Success Seminars provided by the Academic Success Center

Faculty Member's Part

GradesFirst respects faculty members' time when reporting student feedback. Faculty members are not required to put tons of information into GradesFirst in order to have an impact on student success. By providing attendance and grade check feedback, faculty automatically alert students of their standing in their class as well as alert support staff of identified students who are at risk of not passing their class.

View an example of a grade sheet

Student's Role

Students should contact the Academic Success in Lee Hall, Room 115, immediately if they receive an email identifying them as academically at-risk by their professor. Academically at-risk students should take of advantage of free tutoring in The Learning Center and the Student Success Seminars provided by the Academic Success Center:

 

View directions for accessing GradesFirst on ULink

Faculty who have been informed they will be involved with Student Success Manager will have directions on their Moodle page until a link is updated on ULink.

 

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