STARFISH Early Alert

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

Academic Advising and Liberal Arts

Amy Leclair, Coordinator
Office of the Registrar, Reed Library
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3188