A GSU STAR STUDENT!
Here at Governors State University, we take pride in
helping students achieve their goals from the time they enter college until they
graduate. To that end, GSU has adopted the GSUSTAR Student Success Network. This palette of tools connects you with
faculty, advisors, and GSU services in your individual success network … all at
your fingertips. Utilizing the Starfish
platform, the STAR acronym
represents four integral elements of this platform:
- Success: Studies
show students utilizing Starfish are more likely to succeed.
- Teamwork: In a
student’s network, the student, staff, and faculty work together as a team.
- Achievement: We
acknowledge students’ achievements.
- Recognition: We
give recognition/kudos for those achievements.
Benefits of being a GSU STAR student include:
Each student has a success network of faculty and
staff working together to help you achieve success. Faculty and staff will send
you feedback about course progress as well as kudos and stars to acknowledge accomplishments.
You’ll also receive early notifications about academic issues such as midterm
with A Wealth of Resources — In One Place
In the GSU STAR Student Success Network, you can help maintain and support your
entire academic career from one platform. Here, you can:
- Connect instantly with faculty, staff, and services
- View all available courses, with contact for instructors linked to each
- Save time and frustration when scheduling appointments. Instead of waiting
for a reply email or call to see if an appointment even is available, you can
view a faculty member or advisor’s calendar and make appointments instantly
- Receive assistance from academic advisors
- Receive midterm grades
- Manage your classwork workflow more effectively with “to do” list reminders
as well as referrals for additional support sent to you by faculty and advisors
- View the Service Catalog, a listing of all the departments and services
offered at GSU, and pertinent contact information
Raise Your Hand
if you have questions or concerns about classes or academic life that you don’t
see addressed, the Raise Your Hand function helps put you in touch with the
right person right away.
chose the GSU STAR Student Success Network program because it is a win/win: it
helps you succeed and puts you in even greater control of your education at
GSU. Currently, Starfish is available for freshmen, sophomores, and
juniors. To join, all you need is your
GSU sign-in name and password and you’re good to go. Click here to get started.
GSU STAR empowers students to be more planful and connect
more meaningfully with the people and resources to help them succeed. For information on STAR Student Resources, please click here.
GSU STAR allows faculty to communicate with students and easily connect them with campus resources. For information on STAR Faculty Resources, please click here.
GSU STAR allows advisors to centralize communications and makes it possible to take a more holistic approach to student successes. For information on STAR Advisor Resources, please click here.