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Cassandra Stahlke
Retention & NV Promise Coordinator
Great Basin College
1500 College Pkwy
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: 775-753-2286

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Starfish at GBC

Starfish is a tool designed to enhance the way we work across campus to help students be successful by fostering communication and connection between GBC instructors, students, advisors, and support services. Starfish is an early-alert retention tool that works through WebCampus to support student academic success at GBC. Through Starfish, faculty can inform students of their academic performance within a course and connect students to appropriate support resources.

Starfish’s goal is to offer academic assistance to those students who may be falling behind.

To access Starfish:

  • Log in to Webcampus
  • Click the Starfish link from within a course on the left menu

Starfish for Faculty

What Starfish Means For You

We understand that between teaching, class administration, preparation, research, and writing, your time is highly valued. Helping students is clearly a priority, but what happens when your concern for a student is beyond what you are able to tackle yourself? Starfish provides a simple and convenient way for you to report your concerns to appropriate individuals on campus while keeping you engaged in the process.

  • Course Rosters: View all of your course rosters in one convenient system complete with contact and general information to better know the students in your class.
  • Kudos: Faculty can create "Kudos" for students throughout the semester to acknowledge their success as a student. You can inform a student of "Outstanding Academic Performance" or that they are "Showing Improvement" in your class. This positive reinforcement goes far with student moral.
  • Flags: Faculty can raise a "flag" to alert students and relevant members of the student's Success Network that they are concerned. When a "flag" is raised students and their support network will be notified immediately about your concerns. This is an effort to increase communication among faculty, students and staff members across campus.

Starfish for Students

What Starfish Means For You

There are a lot of people at Great Basin College to help guide you on your path to success! We understand that managing your way through college takes time, and GBC wants to help you stay focused on achieving your ultimate goal of graduation. Starfish gives you the ability to connect with the correct resources and people to continue down the road to graduation.

  • My Success Network: You will find a network of faculty, advisors and staff that are invested in your success while at GBC. In the Success Network, you can find a detailed list of services and contact information to link you to those services.
    • View calendars and available office hours for members in your Success Network
    • Make online appointments directly through Starfish that work with your own schedule.
  • Raise Your Hand: Looking for help in a course, financially, or you just don't know where to turn? The "Raise Your Hand" feature in Starfish gives you the ability to alert your instructor or other student services that you are seeking assistance.
  • Services: Starfish contains a catalog of GBC services that allows you to explore and search for all the great services that the Great Basin College has to offer. This catalog includes information for contacting and scheduling appointments with the various services.

For More Information Contact

Cassandra Stahlke
Retention & NV Promise Coordinator
Great Basin College
1500 College Pkwy
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: 775-753-2286

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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