How-To Guide to Starfish for Faculty

Starfish is a web-based suite of software that provides three main types of services:

  • Early Alert and Progress Reporting
  • Connection features including appointment scheduling, success networks and kiosks
  • Reminder features for students around to-do's appointments and services

How will we be using Starfish to assist students?

  • Starfish will be used to help students directly, by providing easy and centralized access to services, faculty, staff and information about their performance.
  • It also indirectly helps students by assisting faculty and staff in managing information about students in a centralized way and providing easy to use tools to flag students.
  • Goal is to use Starfish in a pro-active way to provide outreach to prevent concerns as well as address them.
  • Provides an alternate way of communicating requirements through success plans, to-do’s and referrals.
  • Academic Success and Achievement areas will use Starfish to direct interventions and manage action plans with students.