Disciplinary Referral (Incident Report)
Faculty Report form for Suspect Incident of Academic Dishonesty
The Office of Student Conduct is proud to support all faculty members in their pursuit to educate the student body at Kingsborough Community College. We understand the role of being a professor involves many different aspects and want to be able to help make your job a little easier in regards to classroom management. Dealing with difficult and disruptive students is not always an easy or fun task and may pose a challenged to even the most seasoned professional at times. Please utilize the Office of Student Conduct as a resource on campus to help you manage your classroom to help you promote growth and learning to your students.
Addressing Classroom BehaviorKingsborough Community College is an institution of higher learning that respects the rights of all students to learn in an environment free of distraction and disruption. The classroom is where faculty and staff come together to promote learning and growth. On occasion, there may be times where a faculty member feels they are not able to teach because of a disruptive student. Examples of these disruptive behaviors can include: side conversations, being consistently late to class, leaving throughout the class, use of electronic devices (cell phones, laptops, iPods, etc…), unnecessary or repetitive questions and comments which seeks to delay the professor from teaching the class. Disruptive behavior prohibits the faculty member from teaching and prevents other students from learning.
While this disruptive behavior violates the Henderson Rules to Maintain Public Order, the Office of Student Conduct wants to help faculty members prevent and stop this behavior from occurring before it results in a disciplinary referral for the student. The following are guidelines regarding classroom management:
Tips for dealing with disruptive students
CULTURAL DIFFERENCESStudents at Kingsborough Community College represent a diverse population from more than 140 different countries with just under half being born in the United States. When working with students remember to be conscious of cultural differences that may cause their interactions with instructors to differ from the norm at times. Cultural differences may include different types of body language and gestures, facial expressions, eye contact, work ethic, and personal discipline.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIESKingsborough Community College strives to provide equal access to education through the provision of appropriate academic accommodations to documented students with disabilities. Please be aware that some disruptive students might be suffering from some form of a differing ability. While these students may be considered disabled and are protected under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, they are held to the same standard of conduct as any other Kingsborough student. Please remember to establish and enforce the rules and acceptable behaviors for your classroom and hold all students to the same standards. If you have questions please contact Access- Ability Services at 718-368-5175 or AAS@kbcc.cuny.edu.
How to recognize and assist students in distressFaculty members are usually the first persons in a college community to observe students who experience personal distress or difficulties coping with college. The Office of Student Conduct values your opinion and understands that you have regular contact with students and may witness behavior that seems abnormal or bizarre for the individual. You are not expected to take on the role of counselor but you can help Kingsborough identify students in distress and assist them while maintaining your professional role. The Office of Counseling Services is available for you to consult with or to refer students to in their time of need. To reach the Office of Counseling Services, please contact 718-368-5975.
If a situation arises where a student is in distress or you feel concern, please contact the Assessment and Care Team. The team will assess the situation and make recommendations for action. Such actions may range from a counseling or academic support referral to removing the student from the college community by means of the appropriate CUNY processes. When appropriate, ACT will refer students, deemed not to be high risk, to campus resources and services that will enable them to remain in good standing at Kingsborough. You will be asked to provide a detailed report of what has caused you concern. Please include dates, times, names of those present and objective details of the incidents.
To make a referral, please call:
IMPORTANT: Behaviors that warrant immediate reporting to Campus Public Safety instead of making a referral:
For all emergencies: Public Safety (718) 368-7777 or x7777 from a campus phone
Non-Discrimination of Students on the Basis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Related Conditions
Kingsborough Community College does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions. Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy will be excused for as long as deemed medically necessary by a student’s doctor and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work. Students needing assistance can seek accommodations from the Office of Access-Ability or the Title IX Coordinator. Office of Access-Ability (located in D205), can be reached at 718-368-5175 or by emailing AAS@kbcc.cuny.edu. The Title IX Coordinator, Victoria Ajibade (located in V-125), can be reached at 718-368-6896 or by email Victoria.Ajibade@kbcc.cuny.edu. For more information, please visit: http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/eeo/Documents/Non-Discrimination%20of%20Students.pdf
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