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1 Jeff Smith Student Judicial Affairs Officer Aims Community College

2 Sudden change in behavior Mood swings Careless about personal grooming Red, glassy, or watery eyes Sniffly or runny nose Wired, talkative, dilated pupils, unusual sweating, exaggerated movements Confusion, anxious, depressed, short temper Drug use signs and symptoms

3 Sudden change in behavior (shock, stroke, MCI) Mood swings (shock, stroke, MCI) Careless about personal grooming (shock, poison) Red, glassy, or watery eyes (head trauma) Sniffly or runny nose (allergies, shock) Wired, talkative, dilated pupils, unusual sweating, exaggerated movements (stroke, shock, MCI) Confusion, anxious, depressed, short temper (?) Medical conditions

4 Call 911 (how do you know they are ok?) Call your building coordinator Review building safety plans each semester Low Level Is there a low level? Drug use violates Code of Conduct Medical condition could be life threatening Document, document, document Stages of response

5 Call 911 (how do you know they are ok?) Call your building coordinator Review building safety plans each semester Medium Level (moderate concern) Dismiss class for a few minutes or day if necessary Express concern for the student health and wellbeing Contact campus security for assistance Document, document, document Stages of response

6 Call 911 (how do you know they are ok?) Call your building coordinator Review building safety plans each semester High Level (acute concern) Dismiss the class Maintain a safe distance Remain calm and protect yourself Document, document, document Stages of response

7 Disruptive behavior Texting, ing, or using cell phones/lap tops during class Arriving late or leaving early Talking or chit chat during lecture Obscene language Disrespectful or rude behavior Persistent arguing with the instructor Monopolizing conversation Frustrating efforts of the instructor to maintain control Violating class conduct provisions of course syllabi Verbally abusing or threatening anyone What is more common

8 Ask the student to stop the activity of behavior Explain to the student their behavior violated the Code of Conduct the student expressing concern for the behavior and the violation of the Code of Conduct Advise the student that further violations will not be tolerated, could cause removal from class, and trigger the Student Disciplinary Process If the student needs to be removed from class, inform the student in a calm and professional manner that they need to leave the class. If the student refuses to leave or demonstrates resistance, call for security to remove the student If possible, alert security, your Chair, and your Dean ahead of time It is recommended not to re-admit the student until the Student Disciplinary Process is completed Response options

9 You are in charge of the classroom Students and the College expect you to handle classroom conduct issues You are the authority-subject matter expert Establish early on the need for students to pay attention and learn from your experience You have no idea what is going on in the personal life of the student and their behavior could be a result of outside factors you have no control over Colorado law states that every individual or corporation who has reasonable grounds to believe a crime has been committed has a duty to report the suspected crime to law enforcement authorities (Colorado Revised Statutes § ). Don’t take the issue personally

10 Cover the syllabus and your expectations Cover your feelings on civility and etiquette Show them your knowledge and teaching ability is a gift and that they can learn a great deal more by being engaged You ARE the authority on your subject matter You are a tremendous resource From Day 1

11 Show respect and fairness to everyone in class Maintain your professional advantage Ask the student to speak with you privately about their concerns Be friendly, not friends Practice Civility


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