During the 2013–14 academic year, several faculty members across campus tested a new software called Starfish. It allows faculty members to do the interim reports online, providing academic advisers with instant access to students' progress midsemester.
This year, we are transitioning away from the paper process entirely and asking all faculty to complete the interim reports, now called progress surveys, online via Starfish.
Starfish is accessible via Blackboard and is an excellent step forward to providing better academic tracking and intervention for students in need. More information is available at the Starfish help site.
Drop-in Starfish trainings in the CER conference room are scheduled for:
Monday, Feb. 16, from 3 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 9 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 4, from noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 12, from 3 to 4 p.m.
Friday, March 20, from noon to 1 p.m.
For more information on Starfish, please email Emily Calderone at email@example.com. We look forward to this initiative providing easier access for faculty and better transparency across offices.