Starfish Retention Solutions is a fantastic online success tool that helps students finish what they start. Through Starfish students can:
- Know right away how they are doing in a class
- Check on their progress in all of their classes
- Receive encouragement and praise for their hard work both in and outside of the classroom from faculty and staff members
- Get connected with university support resources to help them get through a rough class when they need additional support or even just someone to talk to.
For faculty, advisors, and coaches, Starfish gives them a real-time early-warning system. It makes them aware more quickly who needs help and allows them to take a more holistic approach to student success.
Starfish can be accessed through BlackBoard
William Johnston, MEd
Assistant Director of the Oiler Success Center