Student-Athlete Academic Services’ Experiences with the Program Background: Why SAAS? NCAA Eligibility Rules SAAS monitors academic progress/success of each SA SAAS developed many support programs Tutorial, Study Groups, Peer Mentoring, Mandatory Advising, Orientations, Etc. SAAS begins looking for ways to manage it all Discussions with colleagues at other institutions GradesFirst SAAS using GradesFirst as Pilot Program for UHM GradesFirst: What is it? Web-Based Early Alert system to help identify and support at-risk students Students, advisors, faculty, and other support staff can monitor the academic progress of students (links them all together) Provides a good forum for communication and feedback GradesFirst: How do we use it? Progress Reports Coordinating Tutorial Services Organizing group activities (advising, study groups, seminars, etc.) Communicating with students Monitoring student traffic Time Management (Calendar) Search Functions/Generating Reports GradesFirst: Potential benefits for others Progress Reports Students can be referred to services across campus Advising Management Kiosks Email/Text Reminders Facebook Integration GradesFirst: Challenges Setting up user roles (Permissions) Breaking old habits (Growing Pains) Using GradesFirst to its full capability Will be tricky to implement across many departments Many different places to log in MyUH, Laulima, Gmail, etc. Questions?