Starfish connects you with faculty, staff, and the resources you need to be successful at SUNY New Paltz.
Starfish helps you ...
Schedule appointments with advisors/instructors
Find your Success Network
Receive feedback from instructors about your progress
Ask for help through the Raise Your Hand feature
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Your Success Network connects you with the people and resources on campus best equipped to help you succeed. Your Success Network is personalized with your current instructors and advisors. Easily find their email addresses and office hours, and if they utilize on-line scheduling, make an appointment with them in Starfish. For a tutorial on how to access your Success Network, watch this video or follow these step-by-step instructions: Find Your Success Network.
The services section lists student resources available at New Paltz. Services includes the hours, location, personnel and areas of expertise of each office. If the office is utilizing kiosk, you can remotely check the wait time, even from the comfort of your own room.
You can use the Raise Your Hand feature in Starfish.
The raise your hand feature allows you to ask for help whenever you feel stuck. When you raise your hand in the Portal rest assured that you will be connected with those who can help. For a directions on how to Raise Your Hand in Starfish, Click Here.
Your dashboard lists your upcoming appointments and assignments. The dashboard also includes any flags, referrals, or kudos you’ve received from faculty and staff. For a tutorial on how to access and utilize your Dashboard, watch this video.
A Student Success Plan is a step-by-step, individualized action-plan developed with your advisor to help you achieve success. The Success Plan is saved on your Portal page so you can check in to see which items you’ve completed and what you next steps are. To access any of your open Success Plans, follow these Instructions.
The plan is broken down into To-Do itemswhich you can follow as you make your way through your first semester. Some To-Do items will be closed by your advisor and others can be closed by YOU! For instructions on how to close your own to-do items, read this.
Flags are used by faculty or staff if they have a concern about your academic performance. Flags alert you to concerns so you can be connected to timely coaching support. Next Steps: Take Action! Schedule a meeting with your advisor to develop a plan to get on track with the course. You can also connect with the instructor that submitted the flag to discuss things further.
Kudos are raised by faculty to acknowledge you for a job well done. Got kudos? That's awesome! Let the world know with the hashtag #NPthrive
You may receive a referral from a faculty or staff member with the contact information for a campus resource. The referral may also reach out to you to see if you need assistance.
Make sure to get in touch with the campus resource you have been referred to ASAP. The sooner you get in touch, the sooner you can benefit from their support.
The mid-semester progress survey allows for the quick collection of faculty feedback about student performance. During the mid-semester progress survey, your instructors will submit feedback in the form of flags or kudos. The feedback your instructors provide inform students and their advisor about their academic progress at that point in the semester.