Title: A Resource for Faculty & Staff: Student Behavioral Consultant Team

Date: November 08, 2021
Summary: The Student Behavioral Consultant Team is a multidisciplinary team of College employees that meet weekly to review and address student behavioral concerns referred to the team. This team will act as consultants to faculty and staff that may have concerns about a student’s behavior.

The Student Behavioral Consultant Team (SBCT) is a multidisciplinary team of College employees from Academic Affairs, Hazen Center for Integrated Care (Student Health and Counseling Center), Residential Life/Learning Communities, Student Conduct, University Police, Student Accessibility Services, and the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Vice President’s Office.

This risk management infrastructure promotes student, faculty, and staff success and campus safety by facilitating the identification and support of individuals who demonstrate behaviors that may be early warning signs of students that may be struggling with emotional and mental health issues. 

This team meets weekly to facilitate communication of information regarding students of concern and address instances of student behavior that have faculty, staff, and/or students concerned. SBCT is actively engaged in the early assessment and intervention process and provides options for responding to the situation and/or the students’ behavior. Acting as consultants, SBCT facilitates the coordination of efforts to respond to students’ needs, based on the information gathered about the situation. 

The purpose of this team is to provide a confidential means for early intervention of students of concern through collaboration with campus departments, faculty, staff, and administrators. Students exhibiting behaviors that are of concern in relation to their personal, physical, and emotional well-being may be referred to this team of professionals. Information from faculty, staff, administrators, and students is confidentially shared among the team members.

Faculty and staff may refer a student by completing an online referral form found at the link below. The referral is sent to SBCT members. A member of the team may contact the faculty/staff member that referred the student to seek further information and provide the faculty/staff member with options for responding to the situation or the students’ behavior. 

SBCT processes are guided by the standards of best practice established by the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA). For more information about SBCT and referral procedures, refer to the SBCT webpage.

SBCT hosts workshops through the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and also will present a workshop at departmental/divisional/school meetings at the College by request.

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