Help for Academic Review

The Academic Review application allows you to review and evaluate the educational plans and academic performance of your advisees and to e-mail individualized progress reports to selected advisees.

The Academic Review is intended to be used before the beginning of each semester. It prompts you to respond to several key academic issues, including the student's educational goals, grades, course schedules, etc. An e-mail report, sent to the student and to you, provides your evaluation of the student's academic progress and recommendations for the start of the upcoming semester.

Selecting a Student

Completing Each Review Section

Salutation
Goals
Max Time
Academic Performance
Scheduled Courses
Recommendations
Additional Comments

Completing the Review Process

Selecting a Student from the Academic Review List

Indicators to the left of your assigned advisees' Penn State ID numbers (PSU ID) display the status of the academic review process:

Names on the list are sorted first by status code, then alphabetically within each code. (Names of students who have not been reviewed are displayed at the top of the list. Next are the names of students who were reviewed, and no review was sent, followed by the names of students whose reviews have been sent.)

Select a student from your list or enter a PSU ID. Then select the "Display Academic Review" button to view that student's information.

It is possible for you to send multiple academic reviews to a single student, but a warning message will be displayed to alert you that a review has already been sent.

It is also possible for more than one adviser to send academic reviews to a single student.

Completing Each Review Section

The Academic Review includes five main review sections. In each section, you can evaluate the student's record and/or make recommendations and comments about the record.

Max Time

Academic Performance

Scheduled Courses

Recommendations

Additional Comments

Completing the Academic Review Process

After you have reviewed the student's record, you may choose one of the following options: