Starfish Early Alert
Update - Effective September 15, 2016
As you are aware, we have been using Starfish Early Alert as our early academic alert system since the spring of 2013. This tool has allowed you to identify and communicate with students regarding their in-class progress. Your participation has been invaluable. Many students have benefitted from your intervention and communication, allowing them to improve their performance and confidence.
You may or may not be aware that Wilmington University is currently in progress of replacing many of our administrative systems, including our Student Information System (SIS), a project we’ve named Project Bridge. More information about these systems, and how these changes will impact you as a faculty member, will be communicated and available throughout the 2016-17 academic year.
As we move forward with the implementation of our new SIS, we will also adopt a new, integrated intervention tool called Advise Early Alert, due to roll out in fall 2017. As a result, the first change that will affect you is that we will be terminating our contract with Starfish this fall.
In the interim, the Student Success Center will be reaching out to you soon with intervention tools/templates for referring students who need further assistance. The Student Success Center offers free tutoring to all students, and our Academic Advisors are ready to assist students with questions regarding their academic path.
In summary, our support services to students remain strong. Thank you for your patience through this time of transition. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact the Student Success Center, located in DAC 219, at (302) 356-6995.
Your continued support of our students is greatly appreciated and makes WilmU a great place to further one’s education!
Jim D. Wilson, Ed.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs