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Distributed on  Wednesday, January 30, 2019


Other ways you can utilize the Orange SUccess system*

I would like to share a couple of things that I currently do. I use it to send kudos and flags to my students throughout the semester. It is important to use this system for both kudos and flags. This keeps a record and lets all advisors (anyone associated with this student in the system) informed.

Kudos:

When I send a “kudos” to a student outside of these progress reports, I see a change in the classroom. Not only does it increase their level of participation in class discussions, they actually sit taller in their seats. This brings a new level of confidence. I use the opportunity after I send out a kudos to 1 or more students to share with all students. I simply announce that I gave out some kudos in Orange Success and I look forward to giving out more for efforts put forth in class, their work, participation in discussions, etc.

Flags:

These are just as important. This notifies the student and anyone associated with that student in the system of a problem.

  • Example 1: When a student is not speaking up in class or I feel that they could be adding more to the discussion – I can submit a flag about participation.
  • Example 2: Student is struggling to turn in assignments – I can submit a flag. I will include a note letting him/her know what needs to be done as well as encourage this student to come to office hours.

For more information:  http://orangesuccess.syr.edu/