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Faculty and staff can explore the Inventory in the Student Success Portal.

New in Student Success Portal: Learn about Inventory now!

July 06, 2018

The Inventory, available beginning Friday, July 6, is a new feature available to faculty and staff users in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish. The Inventory is a listing of student success interventions, including at other Starfish partner institutions, that can be explored to provide additional support to students. Faculty and staff users can search the Inventory and share relevant information on services, programs and support with students.

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Incomplete Grades: Faculty guidance on usage, Starfish features

June 27, 2018

Courses ending Friday, June 29, must have grades posted by Friday, July 6. Do not submit an Incomplete as a student’s grade or leave a student’s grade as In Progress if the student has not attended class for several weeks and/or is missing most of the required work. Inaccurately using Incomplete grades or leaving In Progress grades posted can harm a student’s academic progress, course sequencing, persistence and graduation. See this post for more guidance.

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Student Success Portal Summer Early Term Progress Surveys launch June 15 with updates

June 11, 2018

The Summer Early Term Progress Survey will launch via the Student Success Portal on Friday, June 15, 2018. This survey will be distributed to most graduate and undergraduate Summer U.S. on-ground and online courses and will be available for faculty to complete during a 10-day window that will close on Monday, June 25, 2018. Courses not surveyed are running in non-standard terms and have already completed or will not yet have started by the time of the survey window.

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First Advisor of the Year Award Recipients Announced

May 14, 2018

The Academic Advising Center and Office of Academic Affairs announced the 2018 Advisor of the Year recipients. Amanda Kracen, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, and Jordan Wienke, graduate international academic advisor, are the first faculty advisor and professional staff advisors to receive this honor, recognizing their outstanding care, knowledge and engagement as advisors to Webster students.

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Incomplete grades: Guidance on when to use them and why, new Starfish features

May 08, 2018

Do you have a student who has not attended class for several weeks? Do you have a student who is missing most of the required work? If so, do not submit an Incomplete as the student’s grade or leave the student’s grade as "In Progress." Instead, submit the appropriate earned grade for the student. If the student contacts you to discuss the grade and you want to offer opportunities for the student to successfully complete the course, you still have options.

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Student Success Team members will answer your questions about the portal.

Excitement Builds Around Student Success Portal

May 04, 2018

Faculty, professional staff, and even students have been expressing excitement about Starfish, the Student Success Portal. Feedback has focused on a number of areas, including the accessibility of information that is needed for day-to-day operations that was previously more cumbersome to find. But the excitement extends beyond the accessibility of information to the ease of connecting students to the supports they need to be successful, the ability to access and share notes in one globally-accessible location, and the improvement of business practices.

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Student Success Team members will answer your questions about the portal.

Student Success Portal Open Office Hours

April 18, 2018

Have questions or ideas about the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish? Want to walk through the process of adding filters to access specific information? Need help setting up your profile or clearing a flag? Want to learn how to set up online office hours to streamline appointment scheduling with students? Join members of the Student Success Team on Fridays any time between noon and 1:30 p.m. CDT for assistance.

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The flag will alert students to register for Fall 2018 classes

Attention Undergraduate Advisors, Not Yet Registered System Flag to Launch April 20

April 09, 2018

On Friday, April 20, the Student Success Portal will disseminate a Not Yet Registered system flag for Webster Groves undergraduate students who have not yet registered for Fall 2018 classes by Thursday, April 19. When the flag launches, advisors for Webster Groves undergraduate students should expect to receive emails from the Student Success Portal.

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The Academic Advising Center is sponsoring a discussion on faculty advising resources

Faculty Advising Resource Discussion April 6

March 28, 2018

The Academic Advising Center’s Undergraduate Team’s final discussion on Faculty Advising Resources of this academic year is set for Friday, April 6, at 2 p.m. in EAB 131. We want to build on our Fall 1, Fall 2, and Spring 1 meetings which helped us build an expanding community of advising.

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Grades must be posted by Dec. 31

New Processes for Incomplete Grades

March 08, 2018

As faculty members prepare to submit grades, we encourage faculty members and academic advisors to review the guidance regarding Incompletes and ensure that Incompletes are only being used in appropriate situations. Spring 1, 2018, grades are due Friday, March 16. Click through to review some new processes regarding incomplete grades.

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Faculty Advising Resource Discussion Feb. 2

January 29, 2018

The Academic Advising Center’s Undergraduate Team’s third discussion on Faculty Advising Resources of this academic year is set for Friday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. in EAB 131. Topics include using the Grades of Concern Report to help vulnerable students, using the Student Success Portal, using degree plans as an advising tool, and registering new freshmen. Please rsvp to Kim Kleinman.

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Check out how the Student Success Portal can help you

Student Success Portal: January training dates and new, updated resources

January 08, 2018

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, is being used to promote student success by aiding in student advising, facilitating communication between faculty and students, and helping students access Webster resources. New resources and frequently asked questions are regularly added, and the following additions or updates may be especially helpful.

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