When less formal interventions prove inadequate or ineffective, it is appropriate for an instructor to initiate a student conduct complaint with the Office of the Dean of Students. The instructor can write and forward a report including information identifying the student, the date and location of the incident and a summary of the incident. The incident report form can be found here
When disruptive behavior is reported to the Office of the Dean of Students, the instructor reporting the behavior will be contacted to discuss the details of the complaint. It may be necessary to conduct a formal hearing to address the alleged misconduct. In these cases, the instructor is involved as the complainant at the hearing.
Remedies provided through the student conduct process will include various sanctions, outlined in the Student Disciplinary Policy
which may include but are not limited to disciplinary probation, a behavioral contract concerning the class, anger management counseling or other educational interventions, or, in more severe cases, removal from the class (a student may not be removed from class permanently without a student conduct review).
For information on dealing with student behaviors that are distressing or potentially threatening, see Distressing / Threatening Student Behavior
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