Office of Student Success

North Foundation Hall Rm 157
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4480
Fax: (248) 370-4485
studentsuccess@oakland.edu

Faculty Feedback

Faculty Feedback is Oakland University's Early Alert system used to support faculty in letting students know of faculty concerns regarding academic progress in the 000-2000 level courses. 

For Faculty

Faculty want to see students succeed in their classroom.  When a faculty member uses the Faculty Feedback system early enough in a semester, this empowers students to take action for their academic success. 

When can Faculty Feedback be used in Fall and Winter Semesters?
As early as the first week of class for the Fall and Winter semesters.  The system opens on the first day of class and closes at the end of the sixth week.
Faculty teaching courses up to the 2000 level, are required to provide an early alert to students in their classes who may be falling behind in a course through the Faculty Feedback system in SAIL.

Faculty are encouraged to use the system only for students who are not doing well academically in the course and to select the issue of highest concern for intentional resources to be shared with students.

When does Faculty Feedback open and close?
The system opens on the first day of classes for both Fall and Winter semesters and closes at the end of the sixth week.  

What can faculty do after Faculty Feedback closes and for Summer?
After the system closes or if it is the Summer semester, faculty are encouraged to reach out to their students about academic concerns through Moodle, meeting with the student(s) before or after class, or emailing the student to set up a meeting during the faculty members office hours.

What is the best way to use Faculty Feedback?
Faculty are encouraged to select the issue of highest concern for the student as this will then deploy intentional resources for the student.  There are four issues for faculty to select:
  1. Other: meet with me
  2. Not attending/missed classes
  3. Struggling academically
  4. Time management

Review the Faculty Feedback Tutorial for more details.

Should faculty enter in estimated grades?
No, estimated grades should not be entered for the Faculty Feedback system as students will not receive feedback.

If a faculty member wants to share estimated grades, they are encouraged to do so through the Moodle grading system. Information on how to use Moodle can be found here.

How will faculty know if their Faculty Feedback was sent?
Faculty will receive a summary email 24-48 hours after submitting Faculty Feedback. Faculty are encouraged to save the email, studentsuccess@oakland.edu, to their address list to ensure they receive their Faculty Feedback summary.

Can I use Faculty Feedback more than once during the six weeks that the system is open?
Faculty Feedback can be used as often as a faculty members wants to submit feedback to students within the first six weeks of the semester.   
For Students

Listed below are the action steps that a student may receive from the Faculty Feedback program. Students are encouraged to follow up on these action steps to enhance their academic success for this course.

Other meet with me
Don't delay. Your professor is interested in helping you get back on track in the course. Office hours (listed on the course syllabus) are a great way to connect with your professor one-on-one. Plan for the meeting by preparing questions and bringing your course material.

Not attending/missed classes
Regularly attending class is one of the best indicators of success in a course. If you’re having difficulty attending class, it might be time to assess where your time, energy and attention go. Utilize online resources to get started.  
If you thought you dropped the course, be sure to check on MySail to verify your schedule.

Time management
Course syllabi outline homework and readings necessary to master course material. By completing these ahead of the class sessions, you will be ready to engage in class discussions and ask insightful questions. You will learn the material over time, allowing you to be more successful in retaining the information.

Consider “ time chunking” or learning how to beat procrastination.

Seek assistance at the Tutoring Center
Tutoring is a free service offered for most 000-2000 level courses and several upper-level undergraduate courses. Tutoring is available via one-on-one appointments for selected subjects such as languages and walk-in groups for mathematics, science and business courses.

View the general tutoring schedule here. View these  tutoring tips to make the most of your session.
If you cannot find a tutor for your specific subject,   request a tutor for a 0000 through 2999 level course

Did you know tutoring is also available in the residence halls? Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) serve as tutors several nights a week during “Tutor Nights.” View the schedule here.

Seek assistance at the Writing Center
Writing consultants are available by appointment to students needing assistance at any stage of the writing process. They help students explore ideas, revise drafts and develop the skills necessary to become competent writers.

Schedule an appointment online here.

To drop a course or not
Considering dropping, withdrawing from or repeating a class? Understand your options and make an informed decision.

If you have an unexpected emergency or catastrophic situation, consult with your  academic adviser right away.