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As an online faculty member, how can I alert the university when I have a concern about a student in my online course?

Online instructors have access to electronic forms through which concerns about students can be reported to applicable university representatives.  

Raising a flag in the Student Success Portal (Starfish) is used to provide notification about students who may be at risk of failing or leaving the university, for reasons such as academic achievement, attendance, preparedness, adjustment issues, and changes in mood.  As soon as you notice a student's chances for success are dropping, we ask you to please raise a flag, which is used as a basis for an academic advisor to contact the student and connect them to appropriate resources. Please be sure to reach out to the student first before raising a flag. 

To raise a flag please go to the Student Success Portal from the Course Tools Menu, and search the appropriate student. Click on Flag, select the appropriate concern, select the course and assign to the advisor listed under the student's network. Enter a comment and then click on save.

For questions or concerns related to usability, training, general questions, business practices, or other Starfish functionality items, please contact If you need immediate assistance, please call Academic Advising at 314-968-6972 during business hours (Monday-Thursday, 8:30-5:30 p.m. CST, and Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m. CST).

The Academic Dishonesty Reporting Form is used to provide notification about students who have engaged in any form of dishonesty, such as plagiarism, cheating, fraud or misrepresentation.  We ask that you please contact the Academic Advising Center, your campus director, or department chair before completing this form. This form can be accessed inside WorldClassRoom by clicking the Help link icon in the lower left corner.

  • For the form, you will need to fill in some information; such as your name, ID, email address, phone, and the course with section number, student name and ID. In the fields which remain, please provide as much detail as possible.

We thank you for your assistance in helping us proactively address issues of student success!  

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