|Daytona State College Campus Safety: Ext. 4444 or (386) 506-4444|
|Campus Safety landline for use during network outage: (386) 258-7374|
This guide covers some of the classroom management issues you may face as an instructor. These include medical emergencies and student behaviors that can disrupt teaching and learning activities. Please use this guide as a resource in managing your classroom.
Campus Safety offers several presentations throughout the year that discuss handling emergencies such as weather emergencies and violent persons. You may also request a Campus Safety presentation. The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and the Annual Security Report and Campus Safety Guide are two documents that have information on responding to emergencies. They are available on the Campus Safety website and the Campus Safety folder in the Document Repository (instructions below).
Call 911 immediately for any medical emergency, then contact Campus Safety at ext. 4444 or (386) 506-4444.
Your first priority in a medical emergency is to provide immediate help and to quickly reach out for competent medical assistance. We recommend that faculty consider learning CPR. For information on CPR classes at Daytona State College, call (386) 506-3298. Make sure you know where the Automated External Defibrillators are located. To find the locations, follow the steps below.
Any behavior is disruptive if it impedes the normal processes and activities essential to the mission of Daytona State College to provide quality education and to meet the educational goals of all its students in a safe and secure environment.
Students may act improperly due to personal pressures, issues with drug or alcohol abuse, regulation of prescription medication, or simply due to difficulty controlling their behavior.
Whatever the reasons behind it, faculty must be prepared to deal effectively with disruptive behavior.
This brief guide will identify the kinds of disruptive behavior you may face and will recommend ways you can prepare for and respond to such behavior when it occurs.
You will be better prepared to respond to inappropriate behavior if your students know up front what is and what is not acceptable.
First Priority: If you or anyone else is in danger, remove yourself from danger, then:
Deal Professionally with the Situation: Keep your cool until help arrives.
Document the Incident: Soon after the incident, you should document the disruptive behavior, and send your report to Judicial Affairs and to your Department Chair. Be sure to include:
Further Consequences: Students who violate the College’s conduct rules and regulations are subject to further disciplinary actions as outlined in the most recent Student Handbook. Depending on the severity of the incident:
This flow chart is intended as a guideline for the instructor, with the understanding that there is no “one size fits all” solution for disruptive behavior.
Flow Chart Sequence
Talk to the student privately immediately after class. If you must deal with the student’s behavior during class, you should calmly but firmly inform the student that the behavior is disruptive and ask that it be stopped.
Example: “Your use of your cell phone is bothering me and disrupting the class. Please end your conversation now and refrain from in-class phone calls in the future.”
If the disruptive behavior continues during either the present or some future class, meet with the student in private to warn that continuing this behavior will result in disciplinary action.
Example: “I’ve already warned you about talking when I am speaking to the class. If you disrupt the class again in this manner, I will refer this to the Office of Judicial Affairs.”
If the disruptive behavior continues despite this warning, you should inform the student that you will refer this for disciplinary action and should then instruct the student to leave the classroom.
Following the class, you should document the incident and email to the Office of Judicial Affairs (email@example.com) to request that the case be assigned to a Judicial Affairs officer. If you have no access to email, you may call ext. 4510.
If the student refuses to leave the classroom, you may announce a short break for the class or adjourn class for the day, depending on the situation. You should then contact Campus Safety (ext. 4444) (remember “the infirmary”) immediately to request assistance with a disruptive student.
Document this and other incidents. Keep your department chair informed as situations develop. Seek guidance and support from your chair and your colleagues.
Flow Chart Sequence
If a threat of harm is present, do not mention disciplinary action or police intervention. If you have already mentioned these, work to refocus the student’s attention away from the future consequences of their behavior.
Example: “You’ve raised some important issues. I need to consult with my department chair to see what we can do."
Please Note: If the disruptive student threatens to harm you, other students, or themselves:
Immediately dismiss the class and contact Campus Safety (ext. 4444, code word Infirmary). The Police, in association with Campus Safety will investigate the threats, warn intended victims if necessary, and determine whether the student may have committed a crime. Campus Safety will most likely ask you for information to include in a Campus Safety Incident Report.
After the danger has passed, contact Judicial Affairs at (386)506-4510 or Judicialaffairs@daytonastate.edu to determine the appropriate process to be initiated.
If a student’s behavior is so disruptive that you request to administratively withdraw them from the class, the case must be referred to Judicial Affairs for review and afford the student due process. An outcome of the judicial process might also recommend that the student be withdrawn from a class and may impose other sanctions.
Judicial Warning – A verbal or written notice for minor incidents given to the student that a specific behavior is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and a warning not to repeat the behavior.
Judicial Registration Hold - Restricts a student from registration or continued enrollment at the College for a specific time.
Judicial or Law Enforcement Trespass Hold - Removes a student from a specific location, campus or the entire College for a specific time. If the student violates this restriction, the student will be subject to arrest. A student who has a judicial hold from the College will be responsible for any financial or academic obligations to the College. It is the sole responsibility of the student to
consult with the Office of Financial Aid Services, their faculty members and the Office of Student Accounts to determine responsibility for payment or classroom requirements.
Judicial Administrative Agreement - A specific written mutual agreement between the student and College is designed to resolve a violation of the Student Code of Conduct rules.
Judicial Disciplinary = Warning or Probation - A written sanction whereby the student will be required to comply with certain conditions to maintain enrollment or to re-enroll at the College. A registration hold will be added to a student’s record during the term of probation to ensure compliance with probationary conditions.
Suspension - Removal from College property and termination of enrollment and exclusion from participation in College activities and College-sponsored events/activities for a specified period of time. Specific terms for re-enrollment will be outlined to ensure compliance with the Student Code of Conduct rules. A registration hold will be added to a student’s record to ensure compliance with suspension conditions. A student who is suspended or dismissed from the College will be responsible for any financial obligations to the College, if any. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the Office of Financial Aid Services and the Office of Student Accounts to determine responsibility for payment, if any.
Permanent Dismissal (Disciplinary) - A permanent removal, termination of enrollment and exclusion from all College property and activities due to the violation of the Student Code of Conduct. There will be no possibility to return to the College. A judicial trespass hold will be added to a student’s record to ensure compliance with permanent dismissal conditions.
|Campus Safety||Ext. 4444 or (386) 506-4444|
|Judicial Affairs||Ext. 4510 or (386) 506-4510|
|Vice President of Student Development||Ext. 3981 or (386) 506-3840|
|Campus Safety||(386) 506-4444||DaytonaState.edu/Campus_Safety|
|Campus Safety (Landline for use during network outage)||(386) 258-7374||DaytonaState.edu/Campus_Safety|
|Counseling & Accessibility Services||(386) 506-3973||DaytonaState.edu/CAS|
|Judicial Affairs||(386) 506-4510||DaytonaState.edu/Student_Dev|
|Office of Equity & Inclusion||(386) 506-3840||DaytonaState.edu/Equity|
|Student Advocate||(386) 506-3381||DaytonaState.edu/Student_Dev|