What is FACT?

The Faculty Advisor Communication Tool (FACT) is Northeastern University’s early-warning tool to facilitate communication between faculty and advisors to identify and support struggling students. Early identification of struggling students and other issues that could affect their academic performance helps us ensure they are connected with the best options and resources (e.g. tutoring, advising) to be able to succeed.

At set points in your class(es) you may receive a request to submit FACT reports for students flagged for FACT reporting. Students may be flagged for a variety of reasons, but typically are currently on academic probation. CPS instructors are expected to submit FACT reports for concerns about Academic Integrity, and encouraged to do so for other concerns including missing work, participation, and language difficulty.

 Accessing FACT in Canvas

  1. Login  to  Canvas
  2. Click Course
  3. Click the “FACT Photo Roster” link in the course navigation menu on the left side.