Using Starfish

Starfish is an online communication tool that offers you early and ongoing feedback regarding your academic success. 

You may receive flag alerts indicating where the concern might be:

Flag Alerts:

  • Never Attended - your instructor will send this alert if you never attended class.
  • Attendance Concern - you will receive this alert is you are not attending class regularly.
  • Critical Attendance Concern - there is a critical issue with your attendance if you receive this flag alert. Immediately followup with your instructor. 
  • Work not Meeting Course Expectations - you will receive this notification if you are not meeting course expectations as outlined from your instructor and in your syllabus.  
  • Urgent Academic Concern - talk to your instructor immediate if you receive this alert.

Kudos Definition:

  • Keep Up the Good Work - you may receive a kudo from your instructor if you are performing well.
  • Outstanding Academic Performance - strive to receive this kudo alert!
  • Showing Improvement - if you are showing improvement in a course you may receive this good news!

Student Raised Flag Alerts:
If you are not sure where to get help, you can raise a flag and ask for assistance. There are two options: 

  • I Need Help In A Course - if you raise this your message will go directly to your instructor.
  • I Need Help - if you are not sure where to go for assistance, raise your hand for this alert and someone in Advisement and Transition will assist you or guide you on where to get help.