Message To Faculty/Staff
BEP targets students that are academically at risk but is open to any WKU undergraduate degree seeking student. Services include but are not limited to: intrusive advising, monitored study hours, Academic Advantage Series: Workshops for Success, and free tutoring. If you have a student that is in need of academic assistance during the semester, please refer them to AARC (DSU A330) for an appointment with the Retention Coordinator or call (270) 745-5065 to schedule an appointment.
Any faculty/staff member who determines that a student's absenteeism is inconsistent with the instructor's stated policy should either counsel the student or request that the AARC arrange a counseling session with the student. For the convenience of faculty, an Attendance Report Form may be submitted to the AARC at any point in the semester. Students reported will be notified that their class attendance is unsatisfactory, informed of the number of absences reported, and encouraged to contact the instructor immediately.
Students may also contact the AARC and request that an emergency notification be sent to their professors. When requested by students, notifications of absences resulting from personal emergencies are relayed to faculty. In addition to this official notification, it is the student's responsibility to contact each professor to make arrangements to complete missed assignments and tests. This by no means excuses a student of his/her absences or of work; it is merely offered as an official notification as to why a student has not been in attendance in a course. Further information can be gained from the Undergraduate Catalog on pages 15 and 29.