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Problem Student Behaviors

As a faculty you are more than likely to see some of the following behaviors and while some people are comfortable dealing with some of these behaviors not everyone feels equipped. And while you may or may not be able to understand what these behaviors mean they could mean different things depending on the student exhibiting them. All of them indicate some problem.

  • Sleeping in class
  • Reading the newspaper
  • Routine tardiness
  • Leaving early without notice
  • Personal hygiene problems
  • Interrupting the faculty member or other students
  • Speaking without being recognized
  • Arguing with the faculty member or other students during class
  • Dominating class discussion
  • Threatening faculty members or fellow classmates in (or out) of class verbally
  • Harassing faculty members or classmates through notes, emails, etc.
  • Overt physical disruptions (throwing chairs, books, papers, etc.)
  • And acts of violence
  • WHAT YOU DECIDE IT IS (within reason). STATE YOUR EXPECTATIONS CLEARLY ON YOUR SYLLABUS!!