Student Assistance & Intervention for Learning Success (SAILS) is a communication and course management system accessible through MyVWCC designed to improve student success through the use of faculty referrals for students experiencing academic challenges. Based on these referrals, students can quickly be connected with resources to support their achievement of academic and life goals.
SAILS is available to all adjunct and full-time faculty as well as identified student support and student services professionals. However, the availability of features in SAILS may vary for these roles.
|Role||Raise Flags & Kudos
|Submit Progress Surveys
|Record Notes in Student Folders
|View Attendance Information (if recorded)||Allow Appointment Scheduling
|Instructors||Y||Y||Y - Students in Course||Y - Students in Course||Y - Students in Course||Y - Students in Course|
|Y - Only General Concern||N||Y - All Students||N||Y - All Students||Y - Assigned Advisees|
|Y - Only General Concern||N||Y - All Students||N||Y - All Students||Y - All Students (if enabled by department)|
Note: Full-time Faculty members with advising responsibilities have the role of instructor and Faculty Advisor.
Additional SAILS-related instructions can be found on Navigate MyVWCC.
Need a quick reference? Download the SAILS Tracking Item Guide.
Instructors: any adjunct or full-time faculty member teaching a course
Faculty Advisors: any full-time faculty member with advising responsibilities
Advisors: New Student Advisors, Program Advisors
These templates outline the emails and interventions that occur once a Flag or Kudo is raised in SAILS.
|Flag||A notification that can be raised when a student is experiencing difficulty in a course|
|Kudo||A notification that can be raised to acknowledge a student's positive efforts towards academic success|
|Progress Survey||A report that allows you to easily raise flags|
|Relationship||An instructional or advising context through which a faculty or staff member may interact with a student; defines who you can access in the system and what information you can view|
|Role||Your position at the college as it relates to SAILS; defines your access in the system|
|Starfish||The company that produces and manages SAILS|
|Student Folder||A student's profile in SAILS that includes a broad overview of their academic information (tracking item history, notes from faculty and staff, etc.)|
|Success Network||All of the faculty and staff who have a relationship with a student in SAILS|
|Tracking Item||General term used to refer to flags and kudos|