Student Academic Review (SAR)
The SLIS uses a process called Student Academic Review (SAR) as an early warning system for improving student retention and minimizing probation and dismissal. The SAR process ensures that faculty and advisors assess students’ academic and professional growth in a timely manner and intervene, when necessary, to help students improve their performance to maintain satisfactory academic progress. These reviews provide an ongoing measure of successful student performance. Results of SAR include direct contact with students who may need academic or professional guidance by course instructors, advisors and, occasionally, the School's Associate Dean.