Laying Tracks Program
Welcome to the Laying Tracks Program! This is the Exploratory Studies' innovative and proven program to help you get your grades "back on the rails" toward graduation. We know that everyone stumbles sometimes. We are here to help you get back into the game!
Laying Tracks is made up of 1) a reflective survey, 2) exercises that encourage you to examine past behaviors and develop a plan to build stronger study skills, and 3) advisor support. This program has a great track record of helping students return to Good Academic Standing, set realistic goals, and increase their scholarly confidence and resilience.
When you are placed on Academic Notice, you will receive e-mails from the University and your academic advisor. Take the time to read these carefully! These detail the what's, why's, and how's of Academic Notice. Understanding the problem and the process is key to developing the solution! To get your problem-solving brain warmed up, give this a read: FAQs about Academic Notice and Laying Tracks
Directions for completing Laying Tracks:
1) Complete the University Academic Notice Survey as soon as possible. The deadline to complete this brief survey is 5:00 pm on the second Monday of classes before you meet with your advisor. The advisor receives an electronic copy of this survey.
2) Based on the directions sent by your advisor, complete the Laying Tracks reflection exercise sheet. This is a fillable PDF that you should save to your computer. Have the completed exercise sheet available during your advising appointment.
3) Schedule an hour-long Laying Tracks (Academic Notice) appointment with your advisor using our Boiler Connect online calendar or by calling (765) 494-0843. The deadline for this appointment is 5:00 pm on the second Friday of the semester. This will give you time to get used to your courses so you can plan out a good study strategy.
Completing Laying Tracks early in the semester is critical to your success! Changing behavior and building good habits after a rough semester can be very hard without planning and support. We know that you are so motivated to improve that we will see you all before the end of the second week of class!