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Student Success Portal: Summer early term progress survey launches June 12

June 09, 2020

The Summer 2020 Early Term Progress Survey launches Friday, June 12, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, June 22, at 11 p.m. CST. This survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Summer term courses throughout the United States and at the Leiden campus as well as to undergraduate courses at the Tashkent, Uzbekistan, campus.

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ARC Strives for Excellence, Sees Increase in Usage

May 14, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) team strives for excellence in their work to support students, faculty, and staff. In order to focus on continuous improvement, assessment is necessary. Amidst positive survey feedback and an upward trend in the usage of the ARC, it's a good time to get a refresher on the services available heading into Summer 2020.

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New Starfish Functionality: Direct Links

April 28, 2020

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, has new functionality – Direct Links. This functionality includes several features for students, faculty, and staff such as individual and/or service-based online appointment scheduling, personal and/or service profiles, navigation to the student Intake Form tab, navigation to the student My Success Network tab, navigation to the Progress Survey tab, and options to embed external links in various communications, such as flag, referral, and kudos messaging.

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Spring 2 Early Term Progress Surveys Launch March 27

March 23, 2020

The Spring 2 Early Term Progress Surveys launch on Friday, March 27 and will be open for ten days, closing Monday, April 6 at 11 p.m. Central Time. The survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Spring 2 courses throughout the United States and Leiden campuses. Survey completion is especially helpful as the student success team navigates the issues brought about by COVID-19.

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Student Success Portal Updates for Spring II, 2020

March 13, 2020

Some developments have been occurring with regard to the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, including additional attributes for financial aid and graduation status, more non-US campus integration and on-boarding, and updates to the website such as search parameters and a survey calendar for the 2020-21 academic year.

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Spring Midterm Progress Survey Launches March 6

March 03, 2020

The Spring 2020 Midterm Progress Survey launches Friday, March 6, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, March 16, at 11 p.m. CTS. This survey will be distributed to all Spring semester-long graduate and undergraduate courses offered on-ground and online throughout the United States and at the Leiden campus.

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Spring and Spring 1 Early Term Progress Surveys Launch Jan. 24

January 21, 2020

The Spring and Spring 1 Early Term Progress Surveys launch Friday, Jan. 24, and will be open for 10 days, closing Monday, Feb. 3, at 11 p.m. Central Time. This survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Spring semester and Spring 1 term courses on-ground and online throughout the United States and at the Leiden campus. Faculty members are expected to complete their survey(s) during the 10-day window – even if they have no feedback to submit – because students are responding to this feedback and have a better opportunity to achieve success with early alerts.

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Academic Resource Center Sees Increased Use of Key Services

January 07, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers a variety of services that are an excellent resource for students and faculty alike. Between the Fall 2018 and 2019 semesters, data has shown an increase in the usage of a variety of services. To ensure faculty members continue to get the most out of the center, there are resources available to help deepen their knowledge and even bring ARC staff to the classroom and share with students.

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Spring 2020 Success Portal Reminders, Updates and New Tools Available

January 06, 2020

Two new student success tools are launching in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, in Spring 2020: the Academic Success plan and the English Proficiency Concern flag. In addition to these new resources, faculty and staff can read through to learn more about existing features, exciting updates to them and when to expect the Attendance Verification, Early Term and Midterm surveys to begin and end.

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Student Success Portal Fall Midterm Progress Survey launches Oct. 18

October 14, 2019

The Fall 2019 Midterm Progress Survey launches Friday, Oct. 18, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, Oct. 28, at 11 p.m. CST. This survey will be distributed to all Fall semester-long, graduate and undergraduate, U.S. domestic courses, on-ground and online. Faculty members are expected to complete their survey(s) during the 10-day window.

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Starfish Training Opportunities, Fall 2019

August 30, 2019

The Academic Resource Center and the Student Success Portal have a variety of trainings scheduled throughout September and October. These trainings will cover a variety of topics throughout the year, starting with an introduction to Starfish on Sept. 3 and 4 where you can learn tips on navigating the system's features for teachers and students. Come learn how to leverage this tool to help you enhance your relationships with students and motivate them to persevere and succeed in your courses.

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Hands-on Faculty Training for Teaching and Learning Technology

August 05, 2019

All part-time and full-time new and returning faculty are invited to three hands-on sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 20, about using technology to support and engage students. Come learn how the Student Success Portal, Microsoft Office 365, and WorldClassRoom (Canvas) can help you support student success, engage your students in and out of the classroom, and collaborate and communicate with colleagues and students. All sessions will be held on Aug. 20 in the Library eClassroom (Emerson Library 110).

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Starfish Analytics Orientation March 26, April 2

March 20, 2019

Department chairs, program leaders, faculty working with student success initiatives, and managers of student support areas are invited to attend a one-hour Starfish Analytics orientation, focused on empowering campus leaders to dive into predictive and historical data about our students, their courses and what characteristics can help improve student retention.

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