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Everyone has a role in student success at Drake.

Helping our students be successful is a team effort. Depending on your role within the institution, however, you will likely have very specific priorities and goals in mind when you think about how best to support your students. Starfish works with all members of our institution to address their specific needs.  Overall, the vision of Starfish is to help students succeed and graduate. It is an easy to use tool with a great user interface that gives faculty, students, and staff the opportunity to connect on another level.

Starfish was introduced at Drake in August 2018 as a communication tool that helps promote engagement that improves student outcomes. We are leveraging two components to help with student retention.

  • Starfish Early Alert helps gather information about students so that they can receive help before circumstances cause them to fall behind.
  • Starfish Connect helps create a bridge between students, professors, advisors, and tutors, to keep students on the right track. There are scheduling and communication elements built into this portion of the software.