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Student Expectations Inside Classroom

What are some helpful resources that can help me manage students inside of the classroom?

Please see our student care video for faculty resources and referrals.

In working with faculty, we understand that classroom management can be difficult if there are behavioral concerns in the classroom as well as the online class environment, and sometimes these concerns may be alleviated if there are syllabus expectations for the students. Please find the following guides below as a reference for faculty. If at any time, you have questions about this information or wish to discuss a student issue, please feel free to contact the Dean of Students Office.

When should I make a referral?

If you believe the student would imminently harm themselves or others, call 911 and then Public Safety at (773) 325-7777 for Lincoln Park Campus or (312) 362-8400 for Loop Campus.

In non-emergency situations, please look for signs of distress in the student. These can include marked changed in academic performance or classroom behavior, diminishing self-care, substance abuse, panic or anxiety attacks, depression, late/missed classes, trouble coping with stress, overall behavioral changes, outbursts in class or with classmates, or references to suicide, homicide or death in classroom assignments.

How do I make a referral?

If it is a non-emergency situation, attempt to get the student to the Dean of Students Office or University Counseling Services at once. Both departments have locations at both campuses. If the student refuses to go, call the Dean of Students Office or University Counseling Services to consult with a staff member about what else can be done. The Dean of Students Office can be reached at (773) 325-7290 for Lincoln Park Campus and (312) 362-8066 for the Loop Campus. University Counseling Services can be reached at (773) 325-7779 for Lincoln Park Campus and (312) 362-6923 for the Loop Campus.

If the situation is such that the student needs to be removed from class either voluntarily or with an escort from Public Safety, please contact the Dean of Students Office at your respective campus location immediately. We will meet with the student prior to the next class period to discuss behavioral expectations and reasonable directives with regards to behavior, and will work with faculty on next steps.