Faculty Advising Resources

WCU Faculty are responsible for following the Principles of Academic Advising as defined in the Faculty Handbook (5.17, p. 174).

Guide for Faculty Advisors has been developed to assist with advising  Access the pdf version 

GradesFirst 2.0 is a web-based tool by the Education Advisory Board (EAB) to coordinate, target, and report on advising, tutoring, and other student success services. These functions allow WCU to have a comprehensive student success solution that brings student support systems and analytics to aid in retention and graduation rates. Refer to the GradesFirst 2.0 User Guide  Access the pdf version 

Questions About Liberal Studies? Any concerns regarding Liberal Studies credits for WCU or transfer courses should be directed to liberalstudies@email.wcu.edu. Any substitutions, waivers, etc. for Liberal Studies should also be sent to this email address for approval. Refer to the LIBERAL STUDIES WORKSOP FOR FACULTY & STAFF  Access the pdf version  

ISSUE ALERT SYSTEM

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 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. 

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.

The following categories will help direct your concern to the most appropriate resource. After determining the type of alert to issue, review the Issue Alert Process page.

Academic issues

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

    To speak with someone about issuing an alert, contact – 
    Academic Issues:  828-227-7753, Advising Center
    Other concerns or issues:  828-227-7234, Office of Student Affairs

Student concerns

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

    To speak with someone about issuing an alert, contact – 
    Academic Issues:  828-227-7753, Advising Center
    Other concerns or issues:  828-227-7234, Office of Student Affairs

code of conduct Issues

  • Student's behavior disrupts the learning environment.

    To speak with someone about issuing an alert, contact – 
    Academic issues:  828-227-7753, Advising Center
    Other concerns or issues:  828-227-7234, Office of Student Affairs

Academic integrity issues

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).

    To speak with someone about issuing an alert, contact – 
    Academic issues:  828-227-7753, Advising Center
    Other concerns or issues:  828-227-7234, Office of Student Affairs
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