All students have access to the RaptorConnect system. RaptorConnect is a software solution that connects you with a network of advisors who can help support your academic success. You may access RaptorConnect by using your NetID. Once you log in, the platform will allow you to:
- Make appointments with academic and other student support staff
- Communicate with your advisors
- Keep track of all your classes and any appointments booked through the system on a handy, printable calendar page
- Get reminders for important tasks from your advisor
- Receive reminders about upcoming appointments via email or text
Faculty should utilize RaptorConnect to:
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).
An Alert is a formal referral initiated through the Raptor Connect platform that identifies a potential barrier to a student’s success.
At any time during the semester, faculty may Issue an Alert by selecting their concern for a student 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 appropriate staff member reaches out to the student and together, develops a plan of action. Faculty are informed of progress and resolution through the case management process. The case is monitored ensuring every alert receives a timely follow-up. This is called the Coordinated Care Network.
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