For Instructors/Advisors Only

Welcome to the Instructors/Advisors Only section of the OASIS and UIS 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.

Fall 2016 Progress Surveys

Welcome to Fall 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.

As in the past, there will be three standard progress surveys: the first immediately after census, the second to coincide with midterm grading, and the third immediately before the final withdrawal date, November 18, 2016.  All 09_, 100, 200, and gateway-to-the-major 300 level courses are included in these standard surveys. There will also be two All Honors Surveys (midterm and final withdrawal), and an All Athlete Midterm Progress survey.

If you raised a flag or made a referral for a student in an earlier survey, you can note improvement in a subsequent survey through a kudo.  You may raise a concern flag, make a referral, or send a kudo anytime through the system manually.   When you notice improvement, you are welcome to close the initial flag manually as well.   When the issue is resolved, you may give a kudo on the 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 close 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 (September 2, 2016).  You may also enroll new advisees manually.

How To Update Student Roster Manually In Blackboard Course (pdf)

General Advisor Resources

Starfish

Quick Links

Student Advising Resources

Undergraduate