Faculty

RaptorConnect is a Student Success Management System that connects students, advisors, student success staff and faculty through a single platform. RaptorConnect uses data analytics and a predictive model, combined with powerful workflow tools, such as Progress Reporting and Issuing Alerts, to identify barriers to student success and to transform insight into action.

Using RaptorConnect, Faculty Can:

Record Class Attendance      (Click for Video Tutorial)

Class attendance is an early indicator of academic struggles and student attrition.  RaptorConnect provides faculty members the ability to easily record attendance, visually see student attendance patterns and report number of missed classes on progress reports.  Attendance can be taken in class or recorded at a later time if a professor already has an established method (Sakai, attendance sheet).

Issue Iterim Progress Reports     (Click for Video Tutorial)

An Interim Progress Report is feedback issued to a student regarding their academic performance any time before or after the Mid-Term Progress Reporting Period.

Issue an Alert     (Click for Video Tutorial)

An Alert is a formal referral initiated through RaptorConnect that identifies a potential barrier to a student’s success. At any time during the semester, faculty may Issue an Alert by selecting an Alert from a list of reasons.  Through predetermined settings, Alerts trigger a case management process by notifying the appropriate staff member, based on their expertise of the student’s issue. The offer of staff member best suited to help, reaches out to the student and together, develops a plan of action.   Faculty are informed of progress and resolution through the case management process.

Issuing Mid-Term Progress Reports      (Click for Video Tutorial)

Mid-Term Progress Reporting offers faculty an opportunity to provide students with feedback on their performance mid-way through the semester. Progress reports indicating concern are intended to encourage students to reflect on their academic performance and to take action, in order to improve their academic outcomes.

Fall 2021 Academic Progress Reporting Period

Monday, October 4  - Friday, October 22, 2021


Mid-Term Progress Reporting offers faculty an opportunity to provide students with feedback on their performance mid-way through the semester. Progress reports indicating concern are intended to encourage students to reflect on their academic performance and to take action, in order to improve their academic outcomes. Click here for the automated email message sent to students for each concern.

The Mid-Term Progress Reporting period for Fall 2021 is Monday, October 4 - Friday, October 22, 2021. Instructors may issue progress reports for students for the following concerns:

Faculty are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to provide students with feedback on their academic progress and positive performance. This is especially important for students early in their undergraduate career.

PROGRESS REPORT ALERT WHEN TO USE THIS ALERT ACTION TAKEN WHEN ALERT IS ISSUED
0 - Keep Up the Good Work! Student's work is consistently meeting Instructor's expectations. Student receives a system automated email informing them of their satisfactory progress.
0 - At Risk of Receiving a Failing Grade Student is on pace to earn less than the minimum grade necessary to pass the course.

Student receives a system automated email stating the concern along with appropriate campus resources and a personalized email from assigned advisor to schedule an advising appointment. The Learning Center sends a text message offering service.

0 - Lack of Participation / Poor Attendance Student has not attended class (in-person
courses), logged in to Canvas or opened
modules, etc. (online course) and has not
responded to communication attempts
Student receives a system automated email stating the concern along with appropriate campus
resources.
0 - Missing Assignments/Homework Student has missed multiple assignments or
consistently turns in late or incomplete
assignments.
Student receives a system automated email stating the concern along with appropriate campus
resources.  Learning Center sends a text message offering service.
0 - Poor Quiz/Test Grades Student turns in work and/or takes exams,
but it is consistently poor quality
Student receives a system automated email stating the concern along with appropriate campus
resources.  Learning Center sends a personalized text message inviting students to make a tutoring appointment.
0 - Stopped Attending Class Student has stopped attending class. Note last day of attendance or participation. Student receives a system automated email stating the concern along with appropriate campus
resources.  Dean of Students contacts the student to help develop a plan of action.
0 - Never Attended Student has not attended class (in-person), logged in to Canvas or opened modules (online) and has not responded to communication attempts. Student receives a system automated email stating the concern along with appropriate campus
resources.  Student information sent to Enrollment Management.
0 - Clinical Performance Concern (Nursing Students) Instructor has a concern regarding student's performance in a clinical course. Student receives a system automated email stating the concern along with appropriate campus
resources.  Case is opened with CARES Team.
0 - Graduate Nursing Student Concern Instructor has a concern regarding student's performance in a graduate nursing course. Student receives a system automated email stating the concern along with appropriate campus
resources.  Graduate assistant reaches out to the student to help develop a plan of action

 

Progress Reporting - FAQ

What is a Mid-Term Progress Report?

A Mid-Term Progress Report is direct feedback provided to a student regarding his/her/their progress in a given course. Mid-Term Progress Reports can include positive or constructive feedback. If a student receives a progress report indicating concern, they should take action as soon as possible to improve their overall academic outcome.

Why are Academic Progress Reports important?

  • Early feedback allows students to reflect and take effective action to succeed in your class.
  • Your comments help academic advisors and student support professionals develop a picture of each student’s overall performance in a given semester and know when to reach out to struggling students (e.g. when a student has concerns noted across several courses). Your comments also help reinforce positive feedback when meeting with students.
  • It’s often difficult to interact personally with all students. Progress reports help bridge that gap by providing individual feedback on student performance beyond grades.

Must I submit feedback for every student?

At a minimum, faculty are requested to submit feedback for students whom they have concern regarding their academic performance.

Marking only students with concern and selecting the submission option of SUBMT UNMARKED STUDENTS AS NOT AT-RISK (I’M ALL DONE), will automatically mark all other students as having NO CONCERN. This option reduces the time to complete progress reports particularly for courses with large rosters.

Instructors are encouraged to utilize the FEEDBACK REGARDING PERFORMANCE section to elaborate on concerns, or to provide positive feedback for students who are doing exceptionally well.

How do I enter Academic Progress Reports for students?

Instructors receive an email containing a unique link to the instructor’s progress report roster. Feedback should be entered directly on the progress report form.

Instructors may also log in to RaptorConnect and access the Progress Report campaign link in the bright yellow message bar located at the top of their Professor Home page.

How do students receive the feedback I submit through progress reporting?

Students who receive a progress report indicating concern, get an email as soon as the progress report is submitted.  Click here for the automated email message sent to students for each concern.

Students can access the details of their progress reports, including the comments submitted, by logging into RaptorConnect.

Who can see a student's Academic Progress Reports?

Mid-term Progress Reports can be seen by the issuing instructor, the department chair, the student’s assigned advisors, staff within the Division of Student Academic Success and the athletic director/coach if the student is an athlete.

How can I change my previously submitted feedback or submit a new Progress Report?

Instructors may change Progress Report feedback using the following steps:

  • Log in to RaptorConnect, https://rucamden.campus.eab.com
  • From Professor Home, under the section Class Listing, click “Progress Reports” for the particular class

To change or delete an existing Progress Report

  • Locate the student under the heading, Progress Reports for (Course Number), click Details.
  • Click Edit or Delete this Report, then Submit.
  • Notify the student that their Progress Report has changed.

To submit a new concern

  • Locate the course roster below the issued Progress Reports, listed under the heading, Use The Checkboxes To Select Students From Your Classes
  • Locate the student then select the box next to their name
  • From the Actions menu located under the section heading, select "Create A New Progress Report"
  • Submit feed then click Submit Report
  • The student will receive an email indicating your concern

I cannot access RaptorConnect, why?

Access to the system is connected to the employee’s HR record. Instructors must be Camden employees.  Newark or NB faculty teaching a Camden course will not have access.  For assistance, email raptorconnect@camden.rutgers.edu.

The course I am instructing is not listed in RaptorConnect, what should I do?

The course information in RaptorConnect is directly tied to the Course Scheduling System.  If the instructor is not assigned to the course in the CSS, they will not be assigned to the course in RaptorConnect.  For assistance, email raptorconnect@camden.rutgers.edu.

Why are students are missing from my Progress Report Roster?

Listed are reasons why a student may not appear on the Progress Report Roster.  Instructors are strongly encouraged to reach out directly to students with whom they have concern but are not listed on the roster.

  • Student has dropped the course
  • Student is not enrolled at Rutgers – Camden.  Students enrolled at Newark and New Brunswick do not have access to RaptorConnect, are not included in Mid-Term Progress Reporting and will not appear on the Progress Reporting roster.  
  • Student is registered for the course listed with Newark or New Brunswick.  Only School 50, 52, 56 or 57 courses are included in Progress Reporting.

Why is course title is listed incorrectly on my Progress Report Roster and/or in RaptorConnect?

In few instances, course titles, particularly courses with Subtitles, may be listed incorrectly in RaptorConnect.  This is caused by the course number used for a different course title in an earlier term.  In this instance, the Progress Report roster and course number are correct and the instructor may submit progress report feedback per instructions.