Starfish is designed to facilitate student success by helping students connect to people at the University. While Penn State has numerous individuals and offices here to help students, we don’t have a single place for students to see all the people with whom they are connected.
The Success Network in Starfish pulls individuals and offices into a single view, customized for each student’s relationships.
With the first implementation phase, students will be able to see their Primary Adviser, Instructors, and TAs along with the profile and calendar information each of those individuals makes available to students. If these individuals have created a Starfish calendar, students will be able to schedule appointments here.
The second and later implementation phases will consider how to best connect students to relevant offices, such as their college advising centers. In the first implementation phase, students will be able to search for advising centers through the Service Catalog, another section of Starfish.