As part of the college’s commitment to student success, Wofford uses Starfish Student Success software. Starfish will:
Faculty members, staff, and students can access Starfish from the "System Links" section of my.wofford.edu.
Faculty members and students also may access Starfish from any Moodle page.
Starfish also allows student to "raise their hand" - providing an easy method within the interface for students ask for help with many types of issues.
Additionally, Starfish provides students with a comprehensive list of campus services. Using Starfish, students can easily find contact information for issues with academics, physical and mental health concerns, dietary concerns, co-curricular activities, or maintenance needs in the residence halls.
Starfish also allows members of the Wofford faculty, staff, and administration to recognize students' good work inside or outside the classroom. The "kudos" are prominently displayed to the student and to members of the student's success network.
Members of the Wofford faculty, staff, and administration have the ability to raise certain flags based on their relationship to a student (instructor, advisor, coach, resident director, etc.).
Starfish consolidates this information to ensure that the appropriate individuals can best support the student. Information is only visible to community members who have a legitimate need to see the information. Data access is granted with respect to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). For example, a student's adviser may see a flag that the student has a hold that will prevent the student from registration, but the advisor would have no way of knowing if the hold was due to an overdue library book, a large unpaid balance, or incomplete sanctions from a judicial violation. Similarly, a member of the student affairs office would not see that a student's professor has expressed concern over the student's academic progress.
Any Wofford employee can express basic concerns about a student through Starfish:
A student's instructor may raise the following additional concerns:
Starfish uses data from Banner and Slate to identify these issues: