Career and Academic Coaches (i.e. advisors) and other staff rely on the text of the FACTs to communicate to students and triage issues with other student and faculty support team members, often quoting it directly. The content and tone of each FACT should reflect this.  As such, please include information you think would be helpful to the adviser and/or student to understand your concerns and how you think the student may improve her/his progress.

In general, it would be helpful to advisers and students to know the following:

  • What are your concerns about the student’s academic progress?
  • What are the consequences if the concerns are not addressed?
  • Is it possible for the student to recover/rectify the situation to succeed in the course?
    • If yes, how may a student address these concerns?

Please provide this information in the comment box under the “Actions I suggest for the student” section.  This information goes to the student BY DEFAULT: the student will receive an email with this information UNLESS you uncheck the box  that says “Email student these suggestions.”

If there is sensitive information that you only want the adviser to have, please provide that information under the “Actions I suggest for the advisor” section.  The adviser will receive an email with this information.

For more information, please review the “Suggested Guidance for Faculty Completing FACT Reports at Northeastern University” issued by the Provost’s Office.