The mission of the Early Alert (EA) First-Year Experience (FYE) is to positively impact First-Time in College student good academic standing, retention, and graduation rates.
We provide a district-wide model of collaboration between, faculty, counselors, advisors, and support services. This collaboration guides students into structured program pathways improving positive outcomes.
FYE identifies potential issues that may prevent students from successfully completing courses, such as periodic absences/tardiness and low grades. Students receive alerts from faculty and advisors when potential problems are observed. Faculty work with EA advisors and peer academic coaches to address obstacles in students’ academic success. Students may receive referrals for tutoring, counseling, and other services to help them become more effective. The Early Alert Program provides a safety net for students making the transition to college through an integrated system of communication, support, and intervention that will establish a solid foundation throughout their college experience.
Early Alert Program
The Early Alert Program at El Paso Community College rests on the collaborative efforts of faculty, counselors, advisors and academic support services. We are working together as a team in an involved, proactive, and supportive approach to increase student's academic success. This Program focuses on providing our students with the assistance to attain the highest success in the pursuit of their education.
First-Time in College Pathway Blocks
First-Time in College (FTIC) students have the opportunity to participate in an FTIC Pathway Block as part of their First-Year Experience. FTIC Pathway Blocks are designed to guide FTICs through their chosen academic pathway in a structured and accelerated approach.
An advantage of an FTIC Pathway Block is the supportive nature of learning and growing in a cohort. Cohort programs were developed as studies to show that people learn better in groups. FTIC Pathway Blocks bring students together to build community, foster creativity, and develop leadership and teamwork skills all under the guidance and support of EPCC faculty, Early Alert Academic Advisors, and Peer Academic Coaches (PACs).
Academic Coaching Seminars & Oral Presentations
Academic Coaching Seminars
To initiate a fruitful first-year experience for First-Time in College (FTIC) students, EPCC offers an interdisciplinary First-Year Experience Academic Coaching seminar.
The purpose of this seminar is to allow FTIC students to meet peers who share similar interests; have built-in study groups and support; and guide students to successfully complete courses that apply to their major. This seminar is designed to broaden academic effectiveness to make curriculum appropriate and relevant for the everyday lives of our students. With faculty’s collaborative efforts and assistance, we ensure that Early Alert provides the Best Start.
- Note taking
- Time Management
- Stress Management
- Study Skills & Test Taking
- Test Anxiety
- Career Goal Setting
Faculty are welcome to come and participate in Academic Coaching sessions.
- The FYE Center provides coaching sessions to develop presentations and training to effectively communicate with your audience. These trainings are offered by EPCC Speech faculty.