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Emergency Guide Class Disruption

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Part II: Natural Disasters and Public Emergencies

Classroom 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 chair of the incident
    • 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 the police – it is important to document the incident
  • Consider referring the student to Judicial Affairs
  • Consider discussing the student’s behavior with the University CARE Team