For Instructors/Advisors Only

Welcome to the Advisors Only section of the Advising Services and Starfish® Early Alert and Student Success website. Here you will find information, tools, and resources to aid you and your students. From GPA calculators to recent updates in national standards for academic advising to quick links, the Advisors Only section gives professional and faculty advisors the necessary tools and information to maximize the effectiveness of your advising experiences.

Spring 2016

Welcome to Spring 2016. The UIS Early Alert and Student Success program powered by Starfish® is one of our retention tools used to help students succeed in their courses. Starfish® allows you to notify advisors when students are having trouble in your classes. You can refer students to support services, such as the Learning Hub (formerly the Center for Teaching and Learning) or Career Development Center or Counseling. You can also compliment students with the remarkably popular Kudos.

It is now time to prepare for the Spring 2016 Early Alert and Student Success progress surveys. All 09x, 100, 200, and 300 level gateway-to-the-major courses are automatically included in the flag surveys. Visit the news and updates page for complete instructions to include your course in the survey.

Update your Starfish Advisor Rel course in Blackboard

As an advisor, your StarfishAdvisorRel course helps you stay in contact with all your advisees.   Now is the time to update your enrollments.  You must manually remove students you are no longer advising – see the guide below.  New students will automatically be enrolled after census (February 1, 2016).  You may also enroll new advisees manually.

How To Update Student Roster Manually In Blackboard Course (pdf)

Save the Date

The annual Appreciation and Recognition Reception is scheduled on February 18th, 2016 in the PAC restaurant from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. RSVP to Faculty-Staff Reception.

General Advisor Resources


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Student Advising Resources