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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 

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Starfish Faculty Quick Guide

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nameStarfish Faculty Quick Guide - Fall 2019 - Final.pdf

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.

Starfish Faculty Quick Guide

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2191 Academic Progress Report Schedule*

Academic Progress Report 2191-1 

Open DateOpen TimeClose DateClose Time
RIT MainMonday, September 16, 20197am EDTSunday, October 6, 201911pm EDT
RIT Dubai
RIT Croatia
RIT KosovoMonday, September 20, 20197am CESTSunday, October 13, 201911pm CEST

Academic Progress Report 2191-2

Open DateOpen TimeClose DateClose TimeLast Day to Withdraw
RIT MainMonday, October 14, 20197am EDTSunday, November 3, 201911pm EDTFriday, November 8, 2019
RIT DubaiThursday, November 14, 2019
RIT CroatiaFriday, November 15, 2019
RIT KosovoMonday, October 28, 20197am CESTSunday, November 10, 201911pm CESTFriday, November 15, 2019

All 2191 flags will be Cleared on Monday, December 23, 2019.

*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 on:

Drop-in Lab time:

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 1-3pm in CIMS 2160
  • Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10am-12pm in CIMS 2160
  • Wednesday, October 15, 4-6pm in CIMS 2160
  • Thursday October 24, 2019 - 10am-12pm in CIMS 2160
  • Monday October 28, 2019 - 1-3pm  in CIMS 2160

Other Resources: