Answer: Keep doing all of the things you would usually do as an advisor. Early Alert will send you any information it collects regarding your advisees. Many things you will have already noticed: 4-Week rosters, midterm grades, academic alert notices, etc. Early Alert will continue to send alerts just in case you may have missed something. And, things may come to the Early Alert quite possibly before they cross your desk.
If you are unable to contact your advisee regarding these matters, please let Kasey DeWitt know! We consider all information to be important, as it paints a picture of the student's progress--we would not be sending it (or even collecting it) if we did not feel it important to do so. If you are unable to contact or are unsuccessful in meeting with your advisee, please contact Kasey DeWitt, and she will attempt to make contact.
If you were able to contact your advisee, we also ask that you close the loop and let us know. You do not need to share details, but we would like you to tell us that the student was contacted, and the outcome (you met with the student, made a plan, misunderstanding with instructor, made referrals, things are okay, things will be okay, etc).
The Early Alert system is one of your resources as an advisor. If you are uncertain what to do in a specific situation, contact us!