The Many Arms of Starfish Support at UND

University of North DakotaFrom UND Today: “Starfish, the online student success platform, was introduced to campus in 2014. Three years later, UND’s use of the system has become more robust as a tool to notify students when they’re missing the mark, when they’re excelling, and how they can continue to be successful through graduation.

The program’s main functions are sending out early alert flags between the third and fourth week of the semester to inform students of attendance or grade concerns, as well as a midterm progress survey that warns them about midterm deficiencies. Instructors can also send “kudos” – acknowledgement of a job well done.

But it’s becoming much more – a conduit for conversation.”

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