Starfish: A Tool for Student Success

Starfish Training Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

 Curious About UNCW Starfish?


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These monthly newsletters contain more detailed information relevant to advisors and faculty regarding student success initiatives in Starfish.  Complete this quick survey to provide your consent to receive the Starfish Newsletter. 

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These emails are infrequent and share time-sensitive, important information. Email to sign up now!

Click this Zoom link to visit the Starfish Student Success Manager, Melissa, during drop-in hours! 

Ask about using Starfish to support students, specifically...

  • Setting up your profile
  • Syncing your calendar
  • Navigating your student list
  • Managing appointments
  • Responding to progress surveys
  • Flags, Referrals, Kudos, & To Dos
  • Any Starfish questions you have

Spring 2022 Drop-in Schedule

  • Thursday, 2/24 at noon
  • Friday, 3/11 at noon
  • Tuesday, 4/12 at noon

Please email for the Zoom meeting password or with questions.

Prefer video trainings?  Check out these Faculty and Staff demo series videos!

Progress surveys are used by instructors and advisors to identify students who may be in need of additional assistance. We deploy progress surveys through Starfish three times a semester directly to the instructor of record and the instructor of record completes the survey for each section of a course. Any indication of a student needing support is shared with the student and advisor. The advisor then reaches out to the student and offers support. Thank you for supporting students. See the links below for more assistance.

Progress Survey PDF Resources

Spring 2022 Progress Surveys

  • Roster Verification
    • Deploys: 1/18
    • Reminder: 1/21
    • Closes: 1/25
    • Sent to all instructors
  • Early Alert 
    • Deploys: 2/9
    • Reminder: 2/15
    • Closes: 2/18
    • Pilot sent to all instructors with University College (UC) or Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) majors, but only inquires about UC and IDS students
  • SASS #1
    • Deploys: 2/23
    • Reminder: 3/3
    • Closes: 3/4
    • Sen to all instructors with student-athletes, but only inquires about the student-athletes
  • In Danger of Failing
    • Deploys: 3/2
    • Reminder: 3/8
    • Closes: 3/14
    • Sent to all courses (except OAP)
  • SASS #2
    • Deploys: 3/23
    • Reminder: 3/30
    • Closes: 4/1
    • Sent to all instructors with student-athletes, but only inquires about the student-athletes