REACH - University of Louisville

SAGE - Instructor Referrals for Student Success


What is SAGE?

SAGE is a web-based early-warning module that allows instructors to create student referrals with reasons and recommended actions for students enrolled in their classes at any time during the semester. Using SAGE to refer a student begins a campus-wide intervention process planned and conducted to assist UofL’s retention effort.


What are the advantages of SAGE referrals?

Students receive the electronic referral by email as soon as it is sent. There is no delay as with past printed forms of early warning alerts. Instructors who refer students to REACH services or the Writing Center can view the campus TutorTrac data base to check to see if the referred students come in to use REACH services or the Writing Center. A SAGE referral can assist students in taking stock of their academic performance and in changing their behavior as students.


How does SAGE work?

A SAGE referral for a single student or for a group of students initiates a series of automated events all occurring at the same time. When the SAGE referral is sent to the student or group of students, SAGE also sends the referral automatically to each student’s academic unit advisor and to all selected academic support staff.


Is it easy to use?

SAGE has been updated and is now easier to use. The latest version of this Tutor Trac module now separates courses by sections and allows instructors to easily send referrals to individual or large numbers of students with the click of a few buttons.


What are the benefits for students?

A copy of all student referrals is sent to the student’s academic advising unit for the student’s record and for potential follow-up. REACH and the Writing Center contact each referred student to share specific information about course tutoring and Writing Center services and to offer encouragement to take advantage of this assistance.


Instruction for using SAGE

For instructions on how to make a student referral using SAGE, visit www.reach.louisville.edu/SAGE/makeReferral.htm


Where can I get more information?

For a pdf flyer that tells more about SAGE, visit http://www.reach.louisville.edu/SAGE/sage-flyer.pdf


Instructor Training

Individual, group, and departmental sessions are available upon request, to arrange one please contact Nicole Meyer.



For assistance please contact:

Nicole Meyer, REACH Research Analyst Senior
Strickler Hall, Room 328, (502) 852-3709
nlmeye01@louisville.edu

Email Cathy Leist, REACH Executive Director
cwleis01@louisville.edu

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Instructions for Making a Referral

Download the SAGE Flyer

Additional Information

If you have questions or would like more information about the SAGE Referral process, please contact Nicole Meyer

(502) 852-3709 nlmeye01@louisville.edu


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