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Beyond the Alerts

The RIT Starfish newsletter that will provide updates about the system including system enhancements, user resources, and Starfish usage data. 

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Academic Progress Report Information for Instructors: 

How to Complete an Academic Progress Report 


Starfish allows the course instructor to easily inform a student that they may be at-risk in specific areas within the course. Advisors assigned to the student also receive notification of the instructors concern. Instructors and advisors can then take a coordinated approach to help students utilize campus resources and develop an action plan.

The Academic Progress Report allows an instructor to send alerts related to different aspects of academic performance (attendance/participation, low assignments/tests scores, or multiple concerns). Each topic identified as a concern will generate an automated email that goes directly to the student. We ask that you:

  • Check only ONE box for the performance area of greatest concern
    • Indicate in the comment box any specifics about the alert, including your concerns related to the other performance areas. (Please note: all comments and messages are stored in Starfish and are disclosable under FERPA.)
    • Selecting more than one box triggers separate emails to the student for each area of concern, resulting in multiple emails.



Fall 2022 (2221) Academic Progress Report Schedule for Undergraduate Courses*

CampusSessionOpen DateOpen TimeClose DateClose TimeLast Day to Withdraw
RIT MainReport #1Monday, September 12, 20227 am EDTSunday, October 2, 202211 pm EDTFriday, November 4, 2022
Report #2Monday, October 10, 2022Sunday, October 30, 2022
RIT CroatiaReport #1Monday, September 26, 20227 am CESTSunday, October 16, 202211 pm CESTTBD
Report #2Monday, October 24, 2022Sunday, November 13, 2022
RIT Dubai Report #1Monday, September 19, 20227 am GSTSunday, October 9, 202211 pm GSTFriday, November 11, 2022
Report #2Monday, October 17, 2022Sunday, November 6, 2022
RIT KosovoReport #1Monday, October 3, 20227 am CESTSunday, October 23, 202211 pm CESTSaturday, December 3, 2022
Report #1Monday, October 31, 2022Sunday, November 20, 2022

All 2221 alerts will be Cleared on Monday, December 19, 2022.

*You can send an academic alert at ANY point in the term by using the "Raise Flag" function.



Training and Questions:

Training sessions will be offered through CPD:

Fall semester (2221) Please register through RIT Talent Development here 

  • Friday, September 23      10AM-11AM    Zoom  

  • Tuesday, September 27   2PM-3PM        CIMS 2160

  • Thursday, October 13      11AM-12PM    CIMS 2160

  • Wednesday, October 26  3PM-4PM        Zoom


Other Resources:

  • The step-by-step guides on this site serve as a user guide.

  • For individual training or questions, please email starfish@rit.edu or call 585-475-5057

  • If you have any questions not addressed on this site, please contact starfish@rit.edu