Faculty have increasingly faced a myriad of potentially difficult classroom situations, from mild challenges to potentially dangerous dilemmas that can significantly interfere with the teaching and learning process.
The climate of higher education has changed over the past few decades, and faculty are now faced with serious issues of classroom behavior that were previously of little concern. Unfortunately, instructors sometimes fail to address the disruptive behavior of students because they may:
However, failure to address disruptive behavior is likely to encourage further disruption, and it sends the message that such behavior is not problematic and that college personnel are indifferent to it.
Our goal is to help you to confidently, fairly, and safely address incidents of disruption in a systematic manner that discourages such behavior in the future while retaining the dignity of the classroom environment.
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