Starfish: A Niner GPS Tool Overview

What is Starfish?

Starfish is an academic early alert and advising connect software system.  It allows instructors to send systematic notifications to students regarding their academic progress in their courses referred to as flags, kudos, and referrals.  Academic advisors are able to access this information to better connect with students, and use the system for maintaining advising notes.  Students use the online system to conveniently make appointments with their academic advisor, instructor, and student support services such as tutoring and career advising.  You may access starfish at www.starfish.uncc.edu.  If you have additional questions regarding the use of Starfish, please submit your inquiries to starfishhelp@uncc.edu

Starfish replaced Niner Advisor on June 28, 2015.  In addition to replacing the functions of an online centralized advising system for scheduling student appointments and making notations related to student advising, it provides more robust features that include the early alert features for instructors in providing earlier feedback on student performance in their courses and for advisors to have access to view these alerts for intervention strategies.      

STARFISH IS NOT INTENDED AND WAS NEVER INTENDED TO BE A REPLACEMENT/SUBSTITUTION FOR BANNER, REPORT CENTRAL/EXPRESS, OR MOODLE/CANVAS.  BANNER IS THE OFFICIAL DATABASE FOR STUDENT RECORDS.