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STARFISH at Fredonia:
Promoting Proactive Advising and Support

Starfish at Fredonia is a web based, risk intervention and advising tool intended to improve the way we communicate across campus communities; empowering us to be proactive stewards of student success at Fredonia.

This initiative will be implemented fall 2017 in response to the university's Strategic Enrollment Management goals:

  • Goal Four – Engage all faculty and staff, across divisions, units, and departments, in the common goal of helping students succeed.

  • Goal Five – Engage students in the curriculum and co-curriculum by setting high expectations and providing support in keeping with the all students belong here and all students can achieve.


Starfish at Fredonia will enable instructors and advisors to:

  • Send a “call to action” message about poor academic performance or attendance directly to students on their course or advising roster

  • Message an electronic “kudos” to acknowledge positive academic progress

  • Directly refer students to additional support resources or service


Starfish at Fredonia will allow students to:

  • Ask for help, in a digit format 24-hours a day, when they are unsure whom to ask

  • View the contact information for all of their current instructors and advisors in one place

  • Access a gallery of support resources available to all students

SUNY and Starfish Resources

Article on how SUNY Broome is using Starfish in retention efforts




Nicole Hohenstein- Academic Advising Services
4th Floor-Reed Library
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063