Faculty/Instructor Starfish Resources

  • Students in tutoring

Faculty/Instructor Role

Stafish at Fredonia is designed to help you communicate academic progress concerns with students in your classes, identify resources that might be helpful to their success, and provide them positive feedback on improved progress.

Starfish is based on the premise that a campus community engaged with a student will lead to that student's success and that effective campus engagement happens through collaborative efforts between faculty, advisors, and support offices. In addition, individual outreach to students and face-to-face conversations are critical so students know that there are people at the college who care about their success.

View the Starfish 'Getting Started Guide' for Faculty and Staff.

What are Flags and Kudos?

Within the system, you can raise flags or send kudos. Send a flag when you’re concerned with progress in a course. Send a kudos when you’re pleased with student progress or performance. Students and any other relevant personnel will receive the flag/kudos in the form of an e-mail note.

Flags are intended to warn students that they need to take some action. Assigned Academic Advisers are included in notice of these flags because they are a key resource to students who may not know how to best respond to the warning. Once a flag gets a student’s attention, the flag has done its job.

  • Flags (Alerts/Notices) you can send:
    • Attendance Concern
      • Use when a student has missed 3 or more consecutive classes; was attending regularly and now is not
      • An email is sent on behalf of the instructor to the student and the student can see all comments
    • Missing/Late Assignments
      • Use when a student is struggling academically, but there is chance with support they could still pass the course
      • An email is sent on behalf of the instructor to the student and the student can see all comments
    • Low Quiz/Test Scores
      • Use when a student receives a poor grade on a quiz or test, but there is chance with support they could still pass the course
      • An email is sent on behalf of the instructor to the student and the student can see all comments
    • Consider Withdrawing from this Course
      • Use when a student is in significant danger of failing the course due to a number of factors
      • An email is sent on behalf Academic Advising Services to the student and the student's academic advisor is notified

  • Referrals you can make:
    • Tutoring

  • Kudos (Positive Feedback) you can share:
    • You're Off to a Great Start!
    • Showing Improvement
    • Keep up the Good Work

     

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