Academic Achievement Program

The Academic Achievement Program aims to provide instructional teams with guidelines and resources for supporting undergraduate engineering student success. To achieve this, we recommend:

1.      Early detection of students needing academic intervention within a course

2.      Early communication with students about their academic performance

3.      Referral of students to additional resources to support their well-being and academic success

AAP Orientations are held during Week 1 of every quarter. To get involved, email

On this site you can find the following resources:

Academic Achievement Program Handbook [LINK TO DOC]

The AAP Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the goals and activities of the program. It includes guidelines and resources to help you complete the Early Academic Intervention Planning Checklist as well as dozens of resources for your undergraduate students. Review the resources to get familiar with the resources so that you can refer students to them. Additionally, it outlines several teaching resources for Faculty and Graduate Students available through the Teaching + Learning Commons.


Appendix A: Early Academic Intervention Planning Checklist [LINK TO FORM]

The Planning Checklist asks you to detail your course’s plans for supporting students at the start of each quarter, including identifying and communicating with students about their academic performance. This plan would then be implemented in the course.


Appendix B: Email Templates [LINK TO DOC]

These templates provide a starting place for wording email communications to students.


Appendix C: Office Hours Tips [LINK TO DOC]

This handout provides tips and strategies for supporting students during office hours.


Video Tutorial - Tracking Student Progress in Canvas


Video Content:

Total run time: 1 hour, 17 minutes

  • Analytics
    • People page for individual student activity/analytics (3:40)
    • New Analytics / Reports to view analytics at the course level (18:00)
  • Communication (25:30) 
    • Identify students based on assignments and contact them using the “Message students who…” feature
  • Gradebook (30:00)
    • Grades page provides another way to identify students based on assignments. 
  • Modules (38:00)
    • Requirements define when a task is “complete” (42:20)
    • Prerequisites limit access to subsequent modules (56:00)
    • View Progress shows an individual student’s progress through the modules (40:45; 01:11:00)
    • Hiding select Navigation tabs allows enforcement of requirements and prerequisites (01:09:20)



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EdTech Support Office

Edual Ruiz, EdTech Specialist