Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Starfish Early Alert and Connect

Welcome

The Center for Student Success  would like to introduce Starfish, an Early Alert software program that is used for identifying undergraduate students who need assistance from academic support services at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  Starfish offers convenient early warning identification capabilities and connects students to a collaborative "Success Network" of professors, professional advisors, GPS Tutors, professional academic tutors, supplemental instruction leaders, and other campus support programs to address students' needs and inquiries. 

Starfish provides a convenient way for students to communicate with faculty and professional academic advisors.  Students can schedule appointments with instructors and advising support staff as well as search through available campus resources.  Faculty and professional academic advisor can follow students through their TAMUK careers, record notes, schedule appointments, access basic student information, and communicate with those on campus who are involved with their students.  

Starfish is an important tool for student success because it:

  • Provides an efficient way for faculty to update students on their academic performance. 
  • Links students to academic resources. 
  • Provides advisors with timely information. 
  • "Nudges" students in academic difficulty to take action. 
  • "Cheers" students who are excelling in a course.  

How to access Starfish

Starfish is accessible through JNet and selecting the Starfish Button within the Campus Quick Links under the Campus Resource tab.  Starfish is also accessible through Blackboard and selecting the Starfish Button within the Blackboard's Tools section.   

This page was last updated on: October 20, 2014