Early Outreach and Referral Program

What is the Early Outreach and Referral Program?

Early Outreach provides proactive, individualized support to students to help you succeed. Our staff who are trained as resource specialists and content specialists who can tutor in specific subjects--plus connect you with campus and community support. We stay with you throughout your Lane experience to help you navigate whatever comes up.

A wide range of students can benefit. This includes students who are at extreme risk of not completing the course as well as those who are overwhelmed or not achieving their full potential.

Anyone concerned about a student (faculty, staff, other students, or students themselves, etc.) can refer students who would benefit from additional coaching and support. Referrals are made using our online form, see below at bottom of this page. Students may be referred due to concerns about absences, missing homework, difficulties at home, or other issues that might impact student success. Don’t worry: if you are referred, you are not in trouble. Someone who cares is paying attention and wants to make sure you are connected with resources.

Referrals go to your class subject Early Outreach Specialist, who will contact you to learn more about your background and come up with a success plan that meets your individual needs. Lane has Early Outreach Specialists for business, math, and social sciences classes, as well as Specialists who can help with reading, writing, or communication/speech projects for any class.

In addition to providing tips for your college experience and helping with planning, Early Outreach Specialists can provide weekly tutoring and time management support. They will connect you to any resources that may benefit you, including advising, counseling, financial aid, tutoring, and other campus and community services/resources. Emails and phone call follow-ups are built in to help ensure students successfully achieve their goals.

Early Outreach and Referral provides proactive, individualized support to encourage student success in their coursework and other aspects of college life.

Early Outreach resources and interventions include:

  • Student meetings with the Early Outreach Instructional Specialist to develop success plans
  • Referrals to advising, counseling, financial aid, and other services and resources
  • Assistance with aspects of planning and the college experience that students may have difficulty navigating, as well as tutoring in the subject areas relevant to students’ needs
  • Emails, texts, and phone call follow-ups with students from the Early Outreach Instructional Specialist to help students achieve goals

Early Outreach offers assistance to students who have already run into a problem and early intervention for students in areas where a problem can be anticipated. For example, EOR specialists can help students develop a time management plan before missing assignments stack up, or help prioritize work once things have become overwhelming.

Informed by Early Outreach scholarship, this assistance is proactive, intrusive, targeted, and personalized, four theoretically-sound principles for encouraging academic success. Early Outreach’s focus on the student’s actual performance in college makes it more effective than other predictive models for monitoring at-risk students. Because it takes into account the different contexts of student life when assessing a student’s academic performance, Early Outreach’s system fosters a holistic view of assessment, alert, and outreach that encourages sustainable success plans.

Program Forms and Information Resources

  • Referral Form/Process: Coming Soon (Available Sept. 27 for Fall 2021)
  • Syllabus statement: use one of these statements in course syllabi or other documents that let students know about the program.

Refer a student to work with an Early Outreach coach

Anyone may refer a student to work with an Early Outreach coach! To refer a student (or, if you're a student, to ask for help yourself), please fill in the following form. You should receive a reply within 1 business day.

Should be the submitter's LCC email.
Should be the student's LCC email.
Reason for referral: