Addressing Student Needs and Behavioral Concerns

In this section, you'll find an overview of the protocol for reporting concerns about students and then a more specific discussion of different student issues, including academic issues (failing to complete assignments; dishonest scholarship) and behavioral issues (tardiness; attendance issues; disruptive students; writer's block; anxiety about public speaking; and emotional/psychological issues). As a general rule, the PWR Associate Director is your first point of contact for the full range of student issues. Let the Associate Director know immediately when you perceive that your students are having difficulties, whether academic or personal, in order to determine the appropriate next steps.
Understand the steps to take when you have a student that may need additional attention and support.
Check out a quick list of strategies for encouraging students to attend class and arrive on-time.
Read some ideas on how to help students mitigate writer's block and/or anxiety about public speaking.
Learn what defines academic dishonesty and how to respond to instances of plagiarism.
This page offers steps instructors can follow to respond to students who may be in emotional or psychological distress.
Sometimes, instructors will face class situations that feel hostile or unsafe. This page offers steps that instructors can follow to respond to challenging behavior.