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Resources for Faculty

Faculty have a unique opportunity to educate students not only with regards to the content of their academic discipline, but also about the College's expectations for behavior.

There are steps you can take to prevent or at least minimize disruption in the classroom, but it is inevitable that some students will push boundaries at some point. It is helpful for you to know ways in which you can intervene at that time, as well as what the College's formal procedures are when the situation is beyond your control, when physical safety is at risk, or when you have attempted appropriate classroom management strategies and the student is not complying.

This figure demonstrates the spectrum of behaviors, and should give you a sense of when to intervene or to refer the situation elsewhere:


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Last Updated: 12/14/23