Student Success Referrals can be completed by any member of the Kutztown University community.
How to Make a Referral
KU Student Success is committed to forming partnerships with faculty and staff members in order to enhance the student experience at Kutztown University.
To refer a student, please follow the instructions below:
Student Referral Instructions
- Log into Starfish via the Starfish Website or D2L.
- Click on the My Students navigation item to see your list of students.
- Find the desired student by typing the name into the Search box.
- Click on the student's name to navigate to the student's folder or click the checkbox to the left of the student's name.
- Click the desired Referral button.
- Select Student Success.
- Enter notes in the Comment box (optional but recommended).
- Click the SAVE button.
Student Success will receive an automated email that includes information provided in the optional comment box. Student Success will reach out to the student to address the referral.
If you have questions or unable to send the form please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions Concerning a Referral
When should faculty and instructors submit Student Success referrals?
Ideally, referrals are submitted in the first four to six weeks of the semester to allow the Student Success Team ample time to connect students to relevant campus resources. You may however, submit referrals at any time while the student is enrolled in your class
What happens when students are referred to the Student Success Team
Based on a student’s academic schedule an appointment will be scheduled with a Student Success Team member to discuss academic goals, personal goals and develop an academic success plan.
What happens when students schedule appointments with the Student Success Team following a referral?
A member of the Student Success Team meet one-on-one with referred students to discuss personal and environmental barriers to their academic success and to design action plans for success including connecting students to relevant campus resources. Referred students are also often encouraged to contact with their course instructor to discuss their academic progress to-date.
Does the student receive a copy of the referral?
Will the student know who submitted their referral?
Yes, the student is made aware of who is concerned about their progress or attendance so that appropriate changes in academic habits and relevant campus referrals can be made.
- What if I am concerned about a student’s behavior beyond academics and/or attendance?