Classroom Management

SETTING CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

Classroom instructors are integral in setting classroom expectations. Make sure you are setting and maintaining conduct expectations in all you interactions with students. Clearly state your classroom policies in you syllabus, including absence policies, make-up policies, grade policy, office hours, and adherence to university policies on conduct and academic integrity.

RESPONDING TO INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

DO

Give yourself permission to feel uncomfortable
Don't overreact (respond instead of react)
Manage/address what you can
Be concise and do not let the situation drag on
Stay safe
Document, report, and get assistance for the rest

DON'T

Ignore them or pretend it's not happening
Hand it off to someone else
Do nothing so you don't upset the student

REMOVING A STUDENT FROM CLASS

If a student poses a significant threat to others or of disruption to the class, faculty, department chairs, and deans may impose an interim suspension and have a student removed immediately from a classroom or academic area.

The removal must be reported immediately to Student Conduct. This does not replace normal due process, and more permanent sanctions must then be determined. For more information, refer to the “Interim Suspension” section of the Student Code of Conduct.

FACULTY SHOULD REFRAIN FROM REMOVING A STUDENT FROM CLASS OR DENYING A STUDENT ACCESS TO A FINAL EXAM UNTIL THE STUDENT HAS EXHAUSTED ALL APPEALS; EXCEPT IN THESE URGENT CASES.

CLEARLY STATE ALL YOUR POLICIES IN YOUR SYLLABUS (ABSENCE POLICY, MAKE-UP POLICY, GRADE POLICY, OFFICE HOURS, ACADEMIC INTEGRITY).

CONFRONT INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR AS SOON AS YOU CAN IN A CALM, RESPECTFUL MANNER.

END THE MEETING OR ASK THE DISRUPTIVE STUDENT TO LEAVE AND ALLOW THEM TO RETURN WHEN THEY'VE CALMED DOWN