WEBVTT 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:08.000 Hi, I'm Jesse Poole, Western Oregon University's Student Success Specialist 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:13.000 I want to talk a little bit about Western's Wolf Connection System, also known as WCS. 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:17.000 I'm located in APSC in the Academic Services and Career learning Center. 00:00:17.000 --> 00:00:21.000 WCS is an online early alert and intervention program 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:24.000 designed to assist students that are struggling academically. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:29.000 The Wolf Connection System allows faculty and staff to refer a student they are concerned about. 00:00:29.000 --> 00:00:33.000 This is done securely in the WCS interface through the Portal. 00:00:33.000 --> 00:00:36.000 After reviewing the referral, the Student Success Specialist, 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:41.000 or academic advisor, will attempt to contact the student and offer their support and assistance. 00:00:41.000 --> 00:00:45.000 Common information provided in these meetings consist of study skills, 00:00:45.000 --> 00:00:49.000 learning styles, tutoring options, various petition processes, 00:00:49.000 --> 00:00:53.000 and information related to campus and office resources. 00:00:53.000 --> 00:00:57.000 Although I meet with students that are referred by faculty through WCS, 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:59.000 I serve all undergraduate students at Western. 00:00:59.000 --> 00:00:65.000 I don't always have the answer and if I don't, I usually can direct you to the best resource on campus to assist you. 00:01:05.000 --> 00:01:08.000 meeting with Jesse helped me as a student, because it provided me with resources 00:01:08.000 --> 00:01:12.000 here on campus as well as providing me with the support system I needed here at WOU 00:01:12.000 --> 00:01:16.000 As a faculty member, WCS was so effective 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:21.000 to have a third party contact the students and really say look, this important you need to get in gear 00:01:21.000 --> 00:01:26.000 Students can also access a variety of campus resources using the student environment, 00:01:26.000 --> 00:01:31.000 called the Wolf Support and Success Center located on your main portal page. 00:01:31.000 --> 00:01:36.000 This environment offers a variety of articles related to common issues students face while in college. 00:01:36.000 --> 00:01:41.000 Students can also access a list of commonly utilized resources available at Western, 00:01:41.000 --> 00:01:47.000 such as the Office of Academic Affairs, Campus Public Safety, the Office of Disability Services, 00:01:47.000 --> 00:01:49.000 Student Affairs, and much more. 00:01:49.000 --> 00:01:52.000 if you are a faculty or staff member and are concerned about your student's progress, 00:01:52.000 --> 00:01:56.000 feel free to refer them using the Wolf Connection System. 00:01:56.000 --> 00:01:61.000 having someone of a third party contact them, it really got through to the students, they really 00:02:01.000 --> 00:02:05.000 sat down and focused and said 'Oh! this is important. 00:02:05.000 --> 00:02:08.000 He's a great resource here on campus, he provides a support system when you need it, 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:11.000 and he can show you a ton of options when you need them 00:02:11.000 --> 00:02:17.000 If you are a student and are worried about your progress, I urge you to contact your professor, 00:02:17.000 --> 00:02:22.000 or come schedule an appointment to meet with me. Remember, I am here to help you succeed