Institutional Closing

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Starfish Raising Flags

1. In Starfish, visit the “Students” tab and the “My Students” subtab:

2. *IMPORTANT* Be sure to set the “Term” to “active” and to select the desired student connection:


Screenshot My Students Sub-tab

3. Select the students whom you wish to flag or refer. You may select multiple students at a time:


Screenshot Select the students

4. Select the appropriate flag or referral.


Screenshot flag


Screenshot referral

Only raise one flag at a time. Students with attendance concerns likely also have missing assignments and are in danger of failing. There is no need to raise three flags.

Include a message. Your flag or referral is sent to the student, the student’s advisor, and the student’s instructors. A message allows for better intervention from the instructor

*IMPORTANT* the non-academic concern referral (see screenshot below) is NOT sent to the student. If you are at all concerned about a student’s safety, do NOT use Starfish. Contact your immediate supervisor.