Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ by Hobsons is the suite of academic advising tools selected by Penn State to integrate with LionPATH to deliver advising notes, early progress reports (EPRs), and online scheduling of advising appointments. In May 2016 an initial Starfish release provided advising rosters, a single notes system for the University, and academic summary functions. Phased rollouts introduced additional functionalities that help students schedule appointments with advisers and allow instructors to issue EPRs.
Starfish offers the Penn State community—including faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students—access to a robust student success system that can flag students at risk, pinpoint areas of concern, and connect students with valuable services and early interventions.
Additional details about Starfish, the implementation timeline, training, resources, and points of contact are available on this website. Updates are posted as new features are implemented.