News Items from UNC Greensboro

With the fall semester coming to a close and a new one soon to begin, the Starfish Outreach Team in the Students First Office would like to remind the campus community of important information about the Starfish early alert and scheduling technology.

Starfish Features & Winter Break Schedule

–November 29: Last day of Fall 2017 classes; flags, kudos, and course-specific referrals (Math Help Center referral, Tutoring referral) will be disabled for winter break. The following referrals will remain available for use throughout the winter break: Academic Skills (Student Success Center), Speaking Center, Writing Center, & Career Services.

–December 8: Commencement day; Fall 2017 tracking items will be cleared by a Starfish administrator. *Cleared tracking items will remain available for viewing until the start of spring term

–January 8: First day of Spring 2018 classes; all flags, kudos, referrals enabled for Spring 2018 semester

–Online appointment scheduling will remain available over the winter break to all faculty and staff who post availability on their Starfish calendars. Faculty and staff who will be away from campus during this time should remove all calendar availability prior to leaving.

Workshop Opportunities

If you are new to Starfish or would like to refresh your knowledge, please consider attending one of our Starfish 101 workshops in the spring. These workshops are designed to introduce undergraduate course instructors and advisors to the basic Starfish features available to support and enhance their work with undergraduate students. View available workshop times and sign up via workshops.uncg.edu (please hyperlink). The spring workshop schedule will be posted by January 8, 2018.

Starfish Support

For Starfish assistance, please email starfish@uncg.edu. Please note that Starfish support will be unavailable when the university is closed December 23- January 1.

Students, staff, and instructors are encouraged to explore UNCG’s Starfish webpage (studentsfirst.uncg.edu/starfish-overview) for additional information about Starfish and available training guides.

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