Registrar & Student Records

FLAGS - Student Performance Rosters
Fostering Learning, Achievement, and Graduation Success

IU’s Early Alert

In support of campus efforts to increase student retention and 4-year graduation, all faculty teaching undergraduate students are asked to provide feedback early and often on student attendance/performance in their class. Feedback from faculty allows for quick and intentional intervention with those students who may need assistance. Based on faculty roster feedback, reports will be readily available to advisors and other school officials to take action.

The student performance roster will also be the mechanism for providing reporting attendance for the Financial Aid compliance, as well as enrollment information to the Registrar.

Course Syllabus ~ Canvas Class Announcement
Faculty are encouraged to provide an explanation on the class syllabus and/or via a Canvas announcement. A sample notice is provided here:

"This semester I will be using IU’s FLAGS System to provide real-time feedback on your performance in this course. Periodically throughout the semester I will be entering data on factors such as your class attendance, participation, and success with coursework, among other things. This information will provide feedback on how you are faring in the course and offer suggestions on how you might be able to improve your performance. You will be able to access this information in One.IU"

FLAGS - Student Performance Rosters

    1. TBD   Mandatory Reporting Round #1 (Roster Verification)
      Please compare your One.IU ~ Faculty Center (SIS) class roster with who is actually attending. The drop for non-payment policy will be using "Never Attended" as an indicator to determine if a student will be removed from class. Please assess if a student has never attended by considering physical class attendance or Canvas login/course participation for online classes. Warning notices to students who have never attended will be mailed on January 25th.

    2. TBD   Early Alert
      Please use the Student Performance Roster during this time-frame to report attendance issues, as well as academic performance concerns such as missing assignments and/or poor performance on homework, quizzes, or exams. Early and frequent reporting is encouraged.

    3. TBD    Mandatory Reporting Round #2 (Federal Financial Aid verification) 
      Also serves as initial roster verification for 2nd eight week classes.

      Contact Carrie Reisner at or 765-973-8235 if you have questions.

FLAGS Performance Roster

FLAGS for Students

  • The University College office contacts first-year students who have multiple flags or other at-risk indicators to discuss action items that were recommended in the Student Performance Roster. 
  • FLAGS data will also be sent to professional advisors for each academic school for follow up as necessary.  Please keep in mind that we look for indications of a problem and do not contact students for irregular attendance alone. 
  • Online instructors –  Please determine attendance for the first reporting round by tracking student Canvas login, participation in discussion forums, or submission of early assignments. Also, because FLAGS is used throughout the IU system and we have many students from other campuses enrolled in our online classes, it is possible that you may receive communication from staff members from other campuses.  Please provide any follow up information they may be seeking.

Questions about using or viewing FLAGS student performance rosters should be directed to Carrie Reisner at or 765-973-8235.