Student Care Network and Early Academic Referral System

When students are in distress, early intervention can make a big difference in outcomes.

Thank you for sharing information that will allow us to connect students with the resources they need.

At WSU Vancouver we use two methods to request assistance for students.

  1. The Student Care Network should be used if you see a student who is in severe distress and you are concerned may cause harm to self or others.
  2. Early Academic Referrals should be used if you see a student who is struggling academically and would benefit from additional support.

Student Care Network

The Student Care Network is an online resource with an Student Care Referral Form that can be completed by anyone on campus who may have concerns about a particular student’s physical or mental health. The idea is to make it convenient and easy for the campus community to bring concerns about a student’s situation to the attention of those who can help.

Student Care Network Reporting Form

Early Academic Referral System

The Early Academic Referral System (EARS) program is designed to allow faculty and staff to refer undergraduate and pharmacy professional student to university resources for academic support. Early intervention is key to student success. Faculty are encouraged to utilize the referral system at the first signs of academic struggle. An advisor will make sure the student is able to connect with tutoring, advising, or the appropriate support system to help them get back on track. The goal is to get the student back in your class, engaged in the content, and equipped to finish the semester well. Examples of instances in which an academic referral may be appropriate include:

  • Poor attendance record
  • Lack of engagement
  • Performance on coursework
  • Performance on assessments

Early Academic Referral System Form