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Class Disruption

Class order and discipline is the responsibility of the instructor. Classroom disruption is the excessive and unreasonable interference with classroom instruction.

If a disruptive student is encountered, the instructor should:

  • Remain calm
  • Not ignore the behavior
  • Tell the person to stop
  • If the behavior persists:
  • Instruct the person to leave the classroom
  • Inform the Director of Student Services or Associate Dean of the incident
  • The Director of Student Services or Associate Dean meets with the faculty member for collective consultation
  • Meet with the student outside the class setting to set behavioral limits and assign consequences to future similar behavior

If the person refuses to leave or if behavior becomes threatening:

  • Dismiss the class, leave, and report the incident to Campus Security it is important to document the incident