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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 2021 (2211) Academic Progress Report Schedule*

CampusSessionOpen DateOpen TimeClose DateClose TimeLast Day to Withdraw
RIT MainReport #1Monday, September 13, 20217 am EDTSunday, October 3, 202111 pm EDTFriday, November 5, 2021
Report #2Monday, October 11, 2021Sunday, October 31, 2021
RIT DubaiReport #1Monday, September 20, 20217 am EDTSunday, October 10, 202111 pm EDTThursday, November 11, 2021
Report #2Monday, October 18, 2021Sunday, November 7, 2021
RIT CroatiaReport #1Monday, September 20, 20217 am ESTSunday, October 10, 202111 pm ESTFriday, November 12, 2021
Report #2Monday, October 18, 2021Sunday, November 7, 2021
RIT KosovoReport #1Monday, October 4, 20217 am CESTSunday, October 17, 202111 pm CESTFriday, November 19, 2021
Report #2Monday, November 1, 20217 am CETSunday, November 14, 202111 pm CET

All 2211 alerts will be Cleared on Monday, December 20, 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:

  • Training will be offered via Zoom for Fall 2021
  • Dates for this semester:
    • Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10 am 
    • Monday,  September 27, 2021 at 2 pm 
    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 9 am 
    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 2 pm 
  • Please register through RIT Talent Development here 

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