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Welcome to the Starfish page for the RIT community! Within this site you will find an overview of the academic alert system, training documentation, and FAQ's. 

Spring 2175 Academic Progress Surveys*

Progress Survey 2175-1 will open at 7am on Monday February 5th and close at 11pm on Sunday February 25th. 

Progress Survey 2175-2 will open at 7am on Monday March 5th and close at 11pm on Sunday April 1st.

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” is Friday April 6, 2018.

All 2175 flags will be Cleared on Friday May 11th.


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


Starfish Instructor Quick Guide


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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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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.



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 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 30, 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 CETSunday, November 10, 201911pm CETFriday, 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:

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am in CIMS 2160
  • Wednesday


  • , October 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm in CIMS 2160


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:


We are continuously developing this site and information will be updated regularly; please check back frequently for the newest updates about academic alerts!