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Starfish

What is Starfish?

Starfish can be accessed through PAWS. Its main focus is to enhance student success. Faculty and staff can use Starfish to reach out to students and provide support for students who may be struggling in class. Starfish also provides tools to enhance communication between various departments.

Starfish and Students

Students will receive feedback from faculty about their academic performance in class including kudos, flags, and referrals. Kudos are meant to congratulate students on positive performance in class. Flags may include warnings about missing assignments, attendance concerns, and grades. Referrals may include a referral to one of the tutoring centers or other academic support areas on campus. Students will have access to support services specific to each class in which they are enrolled.

For more information on how to use Starfish, students may contact their academic advisor.

Starfish and Faculty/Staff

Starfish is an early warning tracking system that takes a more holistic approach to student success. Faculty and staff can communicate with students and refer them to resources. For example, if a student failed a quiz, the faculty member can flag someone from one of the tutoring centers to reach out to the student. On the other hand, faculty can encourage student success by providing positive feedback through kudos.

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