The midway point of each term represents a strategic moment to prepare Academic Progress Midterm Reports to indicate that advisees are in danger of not making Satisfactory Academic Progress. The chart on the linked webpage is very useful to advisers as they read the top lines of the degree audits of their advisees.
Academic Progress Midterm reports notify the Office of the Dean of Students of any student who the professor believes is experiencing serious academic difficulty, has missed a large number of class meetings, who submits work late on a regular basis, and who for some other reason, should be on the radar screen of the Dean of Students. Faculty who file midterm reports may also contact the student’s academic adviser by phone to have a confidential conversation about the matter. Including the adviser will allow for proper triage to aid the student.