What is Starfish Early Alert?
Seton Hall University's Starfish Early Alert System is an early warning tool that helps students succeed. Starfish, part of the university’s completion initiative, aims to identify at-risk students as quickly as possible and promptly direct them to the appropriate academic support services. This process is supported by Starfish Retention Solutions and is accessible through our Blackboard module. Starfish provides faculty, academic advisers, tutors, and program directors with a convenient way to alert and support students.
Faculty can raise “flags” when a concerning pattern of behavior is observed allowing advisers and other support services to intervene. Some students might have academic performance or attendance issues. Starfish gives us an efficient way to communicate those concerns to the people who can help, while respecting FERPA and our institution's policies on the privacy of student information.
Increased communication between faculty and administrators is a proven strategy for increasing student success and retention. The partnership and participation of all campus faculty and staff will ensure that each student enrolled at Seton Hall has the best possible chance to succeed.