Professionalism Early Intervention and Referral System (PEIRS)
PEIRS program has been initiated by the Office of Student Affairs in early
2015. The aim of the program is to provide just-in-time
guidance and support to students confronted with situations that can be
labelled as breach of professionalism,
and before such issues reach the governing bodies or can threaten the academic
progress of the student. Such situations can include, but are not limited to:
late arrival for exams, missing appointments, absenteeism, inadequate attitude
or behavior towards peers, faculty or staff etc. The goal is to find the
underlying causes of problems in which students find themselves, identify
patterns, and offer the most appropriate guidance in order to prevent further
escalation of problems.
can self-refer to this program, or can be referred by faculty or staff. In some
cases, and if needed, students can be further referred to other supporting
structures within WFSM (e.g. EARS, Student Wellness Center) for correctly
addressing all concerns.