Faculty using Starfish can provide important details about a student that would not otherwise be evident to a professional staff member.
Student non-attendance and poor early grades are proven predictors of attrition. If faculty identify those who are missing classes or not performing well and then advisors/staff reach out to them, the result is more students completing courses and finishing degrees. We understand that not all faculty will have this information early in the semester but we ask that they still submit their surveys with No Feedback (or raise some Kudos if the student is doing well!). This enables others to know how the student is doing.
We often hear that students should know how they are doing in courses and this is true! However, often times, other things may be happening in their lives or they just don't know who to reach out to if they aren't doing well. Raising a midterm deficiency flag will notify others in a student's support network and the email students receive will provide some action steps. Also, raise a Kudos for students who are doing well or have shown improvement!
Progress Survey Dates for Full-Term Courses
Instructors of Part-term and Summer courses will not receive a progress survey. A General Academic Concern flag can be used in place of an Early Alert flag (the date for raising the flag is chosen by the instructor based on the length of the course) as well as at any other point during the course. A Part-Term Midterm Deficiency flag is also available for use midway through the course. Also, raise a Kudos for students who are doing well!
- Opens September 9, 8 a.m. (end of 3rd week)
- Closes September 18, 11 p.m. (Sunday following end of 4th week)
- Opens October 7, 8 a.m. (end of 7th week)
- Closes October 16, 11 p.m. (Sunday following end of 8th week)
- Opens January 27, 8 a.m. (end of 3rd week)
- Closes February 5, 11 p.m. (Sunday following end of 4th week)
- Opens February 24, 8 a.m. (end of 3rd week)
- Closes March 5, 11 p.m. (Sunday following end of 4th week)