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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.

Summer 2023 (2228) Academic Progress Report Schedule for Undergraduate Courses*

CampusSessionOpen DateOpen TimeClose DateClose TimeLast Day to Withdraw
RIT Main12 wk - Report #1Monday, June 12, 20237 am EDTSunday, June 25, 202311 pm EDTWednesday, July 27, 2023
12 wk - Report #2Monday, July 10, 2023Sunday, July 23, 2023
6 wk - 1 Report Monday, June 5, 2023Sunday, June 18, 2023Wednesday, June 21, 2023
6 wk - 2 Report Monday, July 17, 2023Sunday, July 30, 2023Wednesday, August 2, 2023
RIT Dubai 10 wk - Report #1Monday, June 12, 20237 am GSTSunday, June 25, 202311 pm GSTFriday, July 28, 2023
10 wk - Report #2Monday, July 10, 2023Sunday, July 23, 2023
6 wk - Report Monday, June 5, 2023Sunday, June 11, 2023Thursday, June 15, 2023
RIT Kosovo5 wk - ReportMonday, May 29, 20237 am CESTSunday, June 4, 202311 pm CESTFriday, June 9, 2023
Peace & Conflict ReportMonday, July 3, 20237 am CESTSunday, July 9, 202311 pm CESTFriday, July 21, 2023

All 2228 alerts will be Cleared on Monday, August 21, 2023.

*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:

Spring semester (2225) Please register through RIT Talent Development here 

  • Thursday, February 23      2PM-3PM           CIMS 2160  

  • Tuesday, February 28       10AM-11AM       Zoom

  • Thursday, March 9            9AM-10AM        CIMS 2160

  • Monday, March 27           1PM-2PM           Zoom

Other Resources:

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

  • For individual training or questions, please email or call 585-475-5057

  • If you have any questions not addressed on this site, please contact