What to do if a student is not performing to expectations
We take our student’s behavior, work, and attendance seriously at IDM. You are welcome to contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org with concerns about students, but please use NYU Connect to formally track issues. This allows us to keep tabs on students in a more robust and holistic fashion than we were able to before.
NYU has a surprisingly good tutorial on how to use this system : https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/registration-records-and-graduation/albert-help/training/faculty/advisor-alerts.html
In addition to NYU Connect :
- If a student is not doing well in your course for ANY reason, email the student ASAP, cc: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please do not wait to see if the student will improve.
- Let them know their deficiencies as soon as it affects their grades substantially, and each time thereafter.
- Please do not wait until the end of the semester or worse AFTER the semester or once the problem has escalated.
- If in doubt, email the admin team, myself, and the student advocate (minus the student) anyway.
- I would email the student AND talk to the student (if you can get a hold of them) privately. Do this BEFORE the withdrawal date of the course so they have the option to withdraw without an academic penalty.
- If you know a student is failing and you have notified them via email (see above), strongly encourage them to WITHDRAW from the course by the NYU withdrawal deadline. Look at the NYU Academic Calendar for this date each semester. This semester the date is May 3, 2022.
- It’s recommended that you add the drop/add and withdrawal dates in your syllabus calendar.
- If after doing all of the above and they deserve a failing grade, give the student the grade they deserve.
If a student has an unexcused absence or excessive tardiness, immediately after the missed class email the student and cc: email@example.com. Please do not wait until the semester is winding down or after the problem has escalated. If in doubt, email us (minus the student) anyway. You can always raise a flag and/or commend a student in Albert too.
The Office of Student Success is an additonal resource you can point your students to if the need help that seems beyond your capacity. Encourgae students to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.