Faculty Resources

SUPPORTING STUDENT ACADEMIC PROGRESS IN THE CLASSROOM

Success Coaches in Academic Services works closely with faculty to provide academic support to students. Faculty can rely on the services and supports below when a student is in need of support.

Faculty are also encouraged to reach out to students personally as well. A phone call (even a voicemail) from a faculty member helps the student see that there is a path forward and a personal investment in the student’s success. Student phone numbers can be found in the class list in myLewis by clicking on the student name.

For additional information or questions, call (815) 836-5593 or email academicservices@lewisu.edu.


 ACADEMIC ALERTS

Faculty can raise an alert regarding academic concerns for students in their classes by completing this form. Students will hear from their Success Coach any time an alert is raised on them. Meet the Success Coach team here.


 DISABILITY SUPPORT REFERRAL

If a student informally requests a reasonable accommodation without an accommodation memo or if a student has a visible disability that may impact learning, mentions having a disability (health impairments, psychiatric disabilities, visual, hearing orthopedic disabilities, as well as learning disabilities) or mentions they have utilized accommodations/services relating to classroom experiences in the past (such as an IEP or 504 plan) faculty can refer students to Academic Services by stopping by LR-342, calling us at (815) 836-5593 or via an appointment request. More information about disability support can be found here.


 ABSENCE NOTIFICATION INFORMATION

If a student has been absent for three or more consecutive class meetings, faculty can refer students to utilize the absence notification process. The process provides support to students experiencing medical, mental health, other personal crises and is open to active member of the U.S. military who are being called to active duty for an extended period of time. Students are not required to utilize this process, but it is available to faculty and students as a way to substantiate absences and advocate for students. Faculty and students can learn more and request absence notification here.


 ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

A variety of areas at Lewis offers students at academic support services, including Academic Services, the Library, the Writing Center and more! Learn more here.


 WELLNESS RESOURCES

Students’ health and well-being often impact academic progress. The Student Wellness Center offers a variety of resources to support students in this regard. Learn more here.


 ASSESSMENT & CARE TEAM REFERRAL

If you are concerned about the health, well-being, or safety of any individual on campus, faculty are encouraged to share concerns or observations by contacting Student Wellness Center, Student Services, LU Police Dept., Human Resources or faculty can submit an Assessment and Care Team (ACT) referral here.


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