With the return of students for the Spring 2015 term, the Starfish EARLY ALERT and CONNECT technologies are again available to all students, staff, and faculty at UNCG. Starfish is an early warning and student tracking system that allows UNCG to take a holistic approach to student success. Starfish aims to support the success of students by allowing instructors, faculty, and other staff members to track student progress and remain easily connected to one another. Starfish can be accessed through Canvas or Blackboard.
Instructors and faculty can raise alert flags related to academic and personal concerns so that students can connect with resources that may help them. Instructors can also raise kudos for students who are performing well academically or who are showing improvement. Academic Status Reports are sent out three times in the semester to allow for quick tracking of many students at once. Instructors will receive email alerts when these reports launch on the following dates:
- February 3
- February 24
- March 31 (sent to instructors of student athletes and specific student cohorts only)
With the help of instructors and faculty in Fall 2014, the Starfish Outreach Team in the Students First Office was able to reach out to over 3,800 flagged students and offer them resources for additional academic support. The Starfish Outreach Team wants to ensure that Starfish needs across campus are being met. If you have questions or training needs related to Starfish, please contact Elena Medeiros, coordinator of Academic Outreach in the Students First Office, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, staff, and faculty may refer to the Students First Office website for quick guides on using Starfish features at studentsfirst.uncg.edu.