MSUB Navigate
Montana State University Billings is committed to the success of its students. To ensure that every student takes full advantage of the educational opportunities offered, MSUB utilizes the Navigate Alert program.  The goal of the alert program is to improve students’ persistence and academic success. The system allows faculty and staff to be proactive, supportive, and collaborative in facilitating the academic components of student retention. 

Submit alerts early in the semester. Earlier alerts allow more time for students to take the necessary steps for a successful outcome.  

Consider adding the following statement to your course syllabi:


Early Alert System: In this course your knowledge will be assessed early and often. I believe it is my responsibility as a faculty member to make you aware of your academic standing in my course. I also believe it is the responsibility of this institution to meet your unique academic needs. It is with this in mind that I use our institution’s Academic Early Alert System in Navigate. If I feel you are in danger of not being successful in this course, I reserve the right to place an Academic Alert on your behalf. This is not a punishment. It does not go onto any transcript-type record. The academic alert is merely a tool that allows me to work closely with other faculty and staff to help you overcome your academic or life hurdles which will hopefully lead to future success. 

Academic Alert System Process

  • Faculty submits an Academic Alert for a student in their Navigate account.
  • Academic Alerts can be in any of these categories:
    • Attendance
    • Academic Concerns
    • Kudos
    • Tutoring
    • Career Pathway
  • An email notification is sent to the student once an alert is issued. 
  • Depending on the alert, the student's assigned advisor in Banner will also receive an informational email about the alert. 
  • Some alerts will open a case, which means that there will be additional outreach from staff to connect with the student about the alert.  Certain steps will need to be taken by the student before the alert case is closed. For example, if an alert is issued for tutoring, the alert case will not close until the student has connected with tutoring services. 
  • If a case is open, upon resolution, an email notification is sent to the faculty member who generated the alert, notifying them of the resolution.