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


Fall 2151 System Updates:  You asked…we responded!

Student, instructor, and advisor feedback gave us the opportunity to make a few enhancements to the Starfish Early Alert system.

  1. Faculty requested we rename “Early Alerts” to “Academic Alerts” to send a consistent message of concern throughout the term.
    • While the system is Starfish Early Alert, we will refer to alerts as “academic alerts” moving forward.
  2. Students, faculty pointed out that the subject line “Early Alert…” was problematic for a) students who were being alerted later in the term and b) students receiving positive feedback via Kudos.
    • Email communications to students will have new subject lines
      • For all academic alerts: “Academic Alert for Jane Smith in General Biology I”
      • For Keep Up the Good Work: “Kudos for Jane Smith in General Biology I”
  3. Faculty advisors have requested to receive the “Daily Digest” summary email.
    • Faculty advisors will now receive a “Daily Digest” for all advisees who receive an academic alert or kudos.
    • Faculty advisors can opt out of this feature by changing their “Email Preferences” in their Starfish Early Alert profile.
  4. Faculty suggested discontinuing the use of an auto-populated instructor signature in the emails that are automatically generated to students when flags and kudos are raised.
    • The email templates have been revised to notify the student that a flag or kudos has been raised. Course name and instructor name are also included along with any personalized comments you add.  There is no longer a signature line.
    • Sample communications for all flags and kudos can be found here.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INSTRUCTORS:

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