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IU’s Early Student Performance Alert

In support of campus efforts to increase student retention and 4-year graduation, all faculty teaching undergraduate students are asked to provide feedback early and often on student attendance/performance in their class. Effective Fall 2011, this feedback from the faculty is being accomplished online using the Student Performance Roster as part of the FLAGS System. Feedback from the faculty using these rosters allows for quick and intentional intervention with those students who may need assistance. Based on faculty roster feedback, reports will be readily available to advisors and other school officials to take action.

The student performance roster will also be the mechanism for providing administrative withdrawal feedback for those classes that have been so approved as well as reporting attendance for the Registrar/Financial Aid Compliance enrollment audit. This one Student Performance Roster will satisfy all three needs and will be the ONLY roster faculty will be asked to process.

Course Syllabus/Oncourse Class Announcement
Faculty teaching undergraduate classes are expected to provide an explanation on the class syllabus and/or via an Oncourse announcement. A sample notice is provided here:

This semester I will be using IU's FLAGS System to provide real-time feedback on your performance in this course. Periodically throughout the semester I will be entering data on factors such as your class attendance, participation, and success with coursework, among other things. This information will provide feedback on how you are faring in the course and offer you suggestions on how you might be able to improve your performance.
You will be able to access this information in the student center: One.IU> Student Services page > Student Center > My Academics and Grades > My Grades.


  1. Student Performance Feedback: Beginning first week of classes until final grade rosters are created.
  2. Administrative Withdrawal Requests: Beginning the day after 25% refund period ends and extending until 7 days prior to the Automatic W grade deadline.
  3. Attendance Feedback for Enrollment Audit: Beginning the day after 25% refund period ends and extending until 7 days prior to the Automatic W grade deadline.

NOTE: Specific dates by term are available on the Resources for Faculty site.


  • From One.IU, Faculty Center, My Teaching Schedule. NOTE: A Performance Roster link will also be available directly from Oncourse.
  • There will be four areas of assessment for undergraduate students: Attendance, Trends, FLAGS, Recommended Student Actions. Only Attendance information will be requested for graduate students as part of the Registrar enrollment audit prior to final grade rosters.
  • Attendance (Attending) may be defaulted in for all students on all rosters by selecting the available default box. Faculty members may then update only those who are not attending before submitting.
  • Faculty may save as often as convenient. Each time a roster is submitted, any faculty changes are recorded and available to advisors, support center staff, and students.
  • Faculty Center Student Performance Roster - Detailed Instructions


  • Academic advisors will be able to view faculty assessments through the Administrative Center: One.IU > Administrative Center> Academics and Grades > Grades.
  • Students will be able to view faculty assessments through the Student Center: One.IU> Student Services page > Student Center > My Academic and Grades > My Grades.
  • The assessments are point-in-time semester assessments and not part of the students' permanent academic record.

Future phases of the FLAGS System include plans for more inclusive student data from other University records in an effort to provide a truly complete picture of student expectations and any indicators of potential risk. The intent of the FLAGS System is for specific school officials to have valuable, timely data in hand so intervention may take place assisting our students toward the ultimate goal --- their graduation and continued future learning and success.

Questions about using or viewing the student performance rosters should be directed to the Office of the Registrar, 274-1519.
Questions about the FLAGS reports should be directed to the Office of the Registrar (Kim Lewis), 274-1507.