In support of Northern Marianas College’s commitment to the health and safety of its campus community, the College has announced that beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, the COVID-19 vaccination would be part of the health clearance requirements for students who are enrolled in face-to-face or in-person classes.

The vaccination requirement allows NMC to offer a fuller range of in-person campus experiences in the fall, including co-curricular activities and events. Additionally, vaccination remains the most effective way to protect those who are not able to receive vaccination (children under age 12 and those who are medically exempted) and to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. Further, the vaccine requirement furthers the CNMI’s goal of reaching herd immunity against the COVID-19 virus.




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Success with Starfish Early Alert Program

Overview

What is Starfish Early Alert?

Northern Marianas College’s Starfish Early Alert Program is designed to promote student success through communication between students, instructors, and counselors. This system allows students to receive feedback from their instructor(s) regarding their academic progress and to refer them to support services available to help them be successful in their coursework.

How Does Starfish Early Alert Work?

Starfish Early Alert allows an instructor to notify you when you are doing really well in a course or there is a concern about your academic progress or engagement based on course content and expectations.

You will be sent an email from your instructor through Starfish Early Alert to your NMC student email account regarding the flag, referral, and/or kudos submitted and comments made by your instructor.

What is a Flag?

A flag is meant to alert a student on their course progress so action can be taken. It is a proactive and purposeful request for support. A flag is NOT a punishment or an indication of failure. It is NOT included on the student’s transcript or academic standing.

What is a Referral?

A referral allows instructors to connect students to additional support services that may be beneficial to the student.

What is a Kudo?

A kudo allows instructors to provide students with positive feedback. It offers the opportunity to celebrate a student’s great work, and acknowledge their improvement.

What do I need to do?

If you receive an email notification about a concern, please contact your instructor as soon as possible to get recommendations on how to improve in the course. You may also meet with an NMC Counselor. 


STARFISH EARLY ALERT PROCESS

  1. A flag, kudo, and/or referral is made by an instructor
  2. A Starfish notification is received by the student and the Counseling Department
  3. A counselor contacts the student if there is a concern and a flag/referral has been submitted
  4. The counselor provides students with resources and support

IMPORTANT - Students will receive an email notification from Starfish, so it is critical that students check their NMC student email regularly so they don’t miss information.

How to Access Starfish for Faculty and Staff

To login, open a browser (i.e. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox). On the browser, enter www.marianas.edu/starfish.

Once you press the enter key, it would automatically redirect the page to the starfish login page. The page will ask for your Email Address and the corresponding password, here we use our NMC Email (@marianas.edu for Employee and @my.marianas.edu for Students).

If you are having problems logging-in, kindly try clearing your browser cache and/or logging out from your NMC Email then try to access the URL www.marianas.edu/starfish

Success with Starfish Team

Questions about Starfish?

Kaelani Demapan 
Student Success Lead | Early Intervention Counselor 
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(670) 237-6785 

Roxanne Torres 
Student Success Lead | Student Success Counselor 
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(670) 237-6785

William Hunter
Faculty Liaison | Distance Learning Coordinator 
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(670) 237-6882

For Technical Issues: 

Renedel Buno
Technical Lead | IT Specialist 
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(670) 237-6860 

Dennis Marcelo 
Technical Lead | IT Specialist 
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(670) 237-6860