Responding to Students of Concern

Best Practices for Behavioral Intervention Teams

Topics: Student Affairs, Student Health and Wellness, Mental Health and Counseling, Student Health Centers, Alcohol and Drug Use, Student Experience, Special Populations, Academic Support Programs

Running a Best-in-Class Meeting

Structured Agendas Create Productive Discussions

While resource constraints may prevent some universities from establishing a referral escalation manager, the Forum strongly recommends that every BIT implement pre-meeting briefings. This tactic requires the team to create a structured, regular agenda format for weekly meetings. Ideally the agenda balances discussion of new cases with updates on older cases and periodic check-ins on long-term cases. 

Once the team has developed a regular agenda format, the team chair is responsible for sending out the briefing at least two days in advance of the meeting. The Forum believes that this practice is a quick-win strategy that can immediately improve meeting efficiency and reduce team response time.

Running a Best-in-Class Meeting

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Practice #12: Pre-Meeting Briefings

Holding Team Members Accountable