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. 

Fall 2151 Academic Alert Progress Surveys*:

Progress Survey 2151-1 will open at 7am on Monday September 14th and close at 11pm on Sunday October 4th.

Progress Survey 2151-2 will open at 7am on Monday October 19th and close at 11pm on Sunday November 8th.

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” is November 13, 2015

All 2151 flags will be Cleared on Friday December 18th.

*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.
  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.
      • 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.
  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 progress survey allows an instructor to send alerts related to 4 different aspects of academic performance (attendance, participation, assignments, and tests). Each topic identified as a concern will generate an automated email that goes directly to the student. We ask that you:

Training and Questions:


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