Faculty and staff play a key role in keeping the Campus Community and our students safe.
Often the first to recognize that a student needs help
Important to have knowledge of campus and community resources for referral
Responsibility to maintain appropriate learning environment
Responsibility to report threatening and/or concerning behaviors
Encourage faculty and instructors to document incidents and concerns in writing
Second and third hand reports can present numerous challenges
Reports should address concerns directly – if there is a concern it needs to be expressed as a concern
Objectivity is essential in documenting classroom disruption
The report should be very factual and void of personal opinions and feelings
Detail, detail, detail. The more details included in the report that easier it is to make an informed decision.
Encourage faculty and staff to read and understand the Code of Conduct
Some concerns in the classroom do not necessarily fit into this code and may need to be evaluated in more than one context
One common example of this is in creative expression that may touch on disturbing or violent subject matter
How are expectations about what is acceptable and limitations about such expression communicated to students?
Is there a policy or statement in the syllabus?
Who should review this content and using what scale?
SRT Tools and Possible Outcomes
Our response will vary greatly depending on:
Nature and Severity of the behaviors and concerns
Actions and attempts made by faculty/staff to address concerns
Determination of Code of Conduct Violation
Our response may include: Coordinated responses may include, but are not limited to, identification of and referral to appropriate support services and resources on- or off-campus; informal resolution measures such as mediation; facilitated dialogue between parties involved; discussions in residence halls or at other campus locations, campus notices and fact sharing; and promotion of wider educational awareness, prevention, and outreach.
If there is an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or Public Safety at 719-255-3111