2016-2017 Faculty Handbook

Reduction of Withdrawals (W)

College of Central Florida faculty are committed to helping students be successful by being student-focused. Suggested strategies that may be followed to enhance the reduction of withdrawals include (but are not limited to):

  • verifying that all students have the proper prerequisites for the course
  • counseling with and encouraging students from the beginning of the semester
  • watching attendance patterns and contacting students, either by telephone or correspondence, after several absences or when a pattern of consistent absences occurs
  • providing frequent opportunities for evaluation of student progress and giving timely feedback on the student’s performance
  • continuing to encourage and finding ways to motivate students throughout the semester
  • being available and offering individual help to students during office hours
  • referring students to the Learning Support Centers, Academic Foundations (for college prep students), mathematics laboratories, etc., at any campus or center where available for additional assistance when appropriate
  • filing an Early Alert referral for students with attendance, academic or behavioral issues. Faculty may access the Early Alert Referral Form from their MyCF/Faculty page.