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BlueStar is intended to improve the way we work across colleges and allow us to help many more students be successful at DePaul.
Learn how to respond to the progress surveys.
Both the attendance verification and the academic progress surveys are accessed the same way:
Whenever a faculty member raises an alert/concern for a student, the student will receive an email with the instructor's comments and contact information. This alert/concern is also visible to advisors within their BlueStar portal.
Note: In the old version of BlueStar, an alert/concern was a flag.
Additionally, you may raise an alert/concern for a student in your course at any time during the term here.
The student is the primary audience for the alert/concern, and the comments entered by faculty are directly emailed to the student. Faculty should address their comments to the student. For example, instead of “Tim has missed several classes,” write “You have missed several classes, and that’s having a negative impact on your grade.”