For Instructors/Advisors Only
Welcome to the Instructors/Advisors Only section of the Advising Services and Starfish® Early Alert and Student Success website. Here you will find information, tools, and resources to aid you and your students. From GPA calculators to recent updates in national standards for academic advising to quick links, the Advisors Only section gives professional and faculty advisors the necessary tools and information to maximize the effectiveness of your advising experiences.
Spring 2016 Progress Surveys
Welcome to Spring 2016. The UIS Early Alert and Student Success program powered by Starfish® is one of our retention tools used to help students succeed in their courses. Starfish® allows you to notify advisors when students are having trouble in your classes. You can refer students to support services, such as the Learning Hub (formerly the Center for Teaching and Learning) or Career Development Center or Counseling. You can also compliment students with the remarkably popular Kudos.
The third and final surveys are now underway. All 09x, 100, 200, and 300 level gateway-to-the-major courses are automatically included in the general progress surveys. There is also an All Honors survey. If you will be recommending the student Consider Withdrawal, please submit those flags by Thursday, April 7th, so that students have sufficient time to consult with your and their advisors about dropping the course prior to the final withdrawal deadline, April 15, 2016.
If you have previously raised a flag or made a referral for a student in your course, now is a good time to report on the student’s progress for the flag or referral issue. If the issue is resolved, you may give a kudo on the last survey or visit the “flags I’m managing” channel on your Starfish Home page, to add comments to the flag or referral. You may also closed the flag. Visit the Starfish How To’s page for complete instructions.
Update your Starfish Advisor Rel course in Blackboard
As an advisor, your BB StarfishAdvisorRel course helps you stay in contact with all your advisees. Remember, you must manually remove students you are no longer advising – see the guide below. New students will automatically be enrolled after the next census (June 10, 2016). You may also enroll new advisees manually.
General Advisor Resources
- Advising Syllabus (pdf)
- Advising Syllabus Checklist (pdf)
- Tips & Guidelines
- Advising Scenarios (pdf)
- Access Starfish
- Starfish News And Updates
- Starfish How To’s
- Faculty/Advisor Self-Paced Trainer
- DARS Web for Faculty
- DARS Web for Faculty Instructions
- Faculty Development
- GPA Calculator
- National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Progress Tracker (pdf)
- Student Petition Form
- Student Petition Form Instructions
Student Advising Resources