Carteret Community College Title III Grant

Early Alert Implementation

This is where we are going to discuss implementation of the Early Alert System.  Here, you will learn about the software, as well as provide feedback on the process.  Is it working?  Is it not working?  In either case, please give us your comments & suggestions!!

Picture 4 Here’s the powerpoint that we’re using for the EA Training sessions.  To download it CLICK HERE.



  1. My concern is that this early alert has not been fully tested in a ‘production environment’ – and yet we are about to deploy it! The Access database on the L:drive – will it be able to server several instructors simultaneously? What heppens when one of the instructors uses a bogus ID number? Since we all have equal access rights, what is to keep somebody from inadvertently dorking up the database? You can’t dodge Murphy’s Law for long before he gets you…

    Comment by tom — August 20, 2009 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

    • Good points Tom. Keep in mind that we are piloting it, not doing a full deployment. Without trying it out live, there’s essentially no other way for us test the product and the process (we’re piloting both equally, here). Our pilot group is only about 40 students (which is intentional), so, the limitation may be that it is a small group. But, we’re piloting for two semesters and hope that most of the bugs will be worked out by next summer.

      As for the issue of multiple users, our developer assures us that the software can handle up to 100 users simultaneously (I’m told by IT that it’s a software, not server issue). Oh, wouldn’t it be great if we had 99 people using the software at once!

      And, finally, your point about equal access is well-taken, and we are working on this issue as we write. The most likely scenario is that faculty will have limited access (i.e. can only submit and read their own alerts). A few will be given broader access.

      I hope I’ve addressed your concerns. If you’re still uneasy, please keep it coming Tom. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!

      Comment by don staub — August 24, 2009 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

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