Students may persistently disrupt learning activities without intent because of mental health issues or behavior that cannot be modified. For example, a student may obsessively talk in class and monopolize class activity so that others cannot participate. A student may inadvertently make disruptive noises or may have significant hygiene issues that impact others in class.
Students may also intentionally persistently disrupt the learning environment in ways that pose no safety risk but damage the learning opportunities of others or may hinder the faculty in his/her effort to teach. Potential Responses:
- Confront student in a meeting setting and discuss options.
- Document behavior and actions to resolve situation.
- Consult with Counseling Center and/or Academic Support staff.
- Initiate student disciplinary action.