Student Success Initiatives
Student Success Initiatives offer programs and services designed to support students with the goal of increasing rates of academic success at the College. Services include oversight of the Academic Early Alert system and Colonial Colleagues, a peer support program.
Academic Early Alert
The purpose is to positively affect students’ academic paths early by communicating current classroom performance, providing information beneficial to academic success and referring students to appropriate College services for addressing obstacles. Faculty members may complete Early Alert reports twice each semester (at the 20 percent and mid-term points) to alert students whose academic performance is possibly jeopardizing their success and progress at the College. The office of Student Success Initiatives offers outreach and support to students receiving these alerts to increase their likelihood of academic success.
Colonial Colleagues Program
Colonial Colleagues is a peer support program which encourages students to proactively commit to completing a degree or credential and/or successfully transferring from the College. It provides a structure that connects students as colleagues in peer-to-peer relationships enabling them to both give and receive help—from the first semester in higher education through to achievement of a certificate or a degree. Colonial Colleagues are invited to attend several Colonial Connection events for sharing experiences, skill development, problem-solving and celebrating academic success.
Lynne Sutherland, Ph.D.
Director, Student Success Initiatives
Student Success Support Coach
Hours & Location
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (academic year) and 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (summer)
Winnet Student Life Building,
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