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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 2208 Academic Progress Report Schedule*

CampusSessionOpen DateOpen TimeClose DateClose TimeLast Day to Withdraw
RIT Main5 Week Session 1Monday, June 7, 20217 am ESTSunday, June 13, 202111 pm ESTWednesday, June 23, 2021
5 Week Session 2Monday, July 19, 2021Sunday, July 25, 2021Thursday, July 29, 2021
10 Week Session - Report 1Monday, June 14, 2021Sunday, June 27, 2021Thursday, July 22, 2021
10 Week Session - Repot 2Monday, July 5, 2021Sunday, July 18, 2021
RIT Dubai5 Week SessionMonday, June 7, 20217 am ESTSunday, June 13, 202111 pm ESTWednesday, June 16, 2021
RIT Croatia6 Week SessionMonday, June 21, 20217 am ESTSunday, June 27, 202111 pm ESTMonday, July 5, 2021
10 Week Session - Report 1Monday, June 28, 2021Sunday, June 13, 2021Friday, July 30, 2021
10 Week Session - Report 2Monday, July 12, 2021Sunday, June 13, 2021
RIT Kosovo5 Week SessionMonday, May 31, 20217 am CETSunday, June 6, 202111 pm CESTFriday, June 11, 2021
P&CMonday, July 5, 2021Sunday, July 11, 2021Friday, July 16, 2021

All 2208 alerts will be Cleared on Monday, August 16, 2021.

*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:

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