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Faculty Advising Resources

WCU Faculty are responsible for following the Principles of Advisement as defined in the Faculty Handbook.

A Faculty Manual has been developed to assist with advising. Click to access the pdf version of the manual.  

 Issue Alert

The Issue Alert System is designed to assist students who are experiencing academic and other difficulties during their time at WCU by providing University employees with a convenient means to make referrals to the students' assigned advisors, mentors, and other University resources for follow up.

If you are concerned about a student, whether the student is a beginning freshmen or a last semester senior, we encourage you to issue an alert.  By seeking to address students' needs as they arise or become noticed, appropriate interventions can help to empower students to make choices that have a positive impact on their academic success.

The following categories will help direct your concern to the most appropriate resource. 

Please click the category heading to submit your alert, or for more information, review the Issue Alert FAQs page.


  • Student is not attending class.
  • Concerns about student assignments.
  • Student should seek tutoring.
  • Student should withdraw from course.

Student Concerns:

  • Student issue may be more than academics.
  • Student discloses they are having difficulty outside the classroom.

Code of Conduct:

  • Student's behavior disrupts the learning environment.

Academic Integrity

  •  Suspicion of student's academic work.
    • Cheating -
      • Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise.
    • Fabrication –
      • Creating and/or falsifying information or citation in any academic exercise.
    • Plagiarism -
      • Representing the words or ideas of someone else as one's own in any academic exercise.
    • Facilitation -
      • Helping or attempting to help someone to commit a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy in any academic exercise (e.g. allowing another to copy information during an examination).

When making a referral, share as much information as possible to assist in appropriate triage and outreach. Classroom issues, such as, students texting in class or failing to make or keep appointments, typically do not rise to the level of an Issue Alert.

If you would like to speak to someone about,

  • Academic concerns:     828-227-7753, Advising Center
  • Other concerns:            828-227-7234, Office of Student Affairs



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