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

Tackling Revisions Gradually

Strategies for Phased Job Description Rewrites

Revising job descriptions for the entire BIT team, however, can be a daunting task to tackle all at once. As a result, some institutions have started by rewriting the chair’s description first since it is usually the most complex role. Other colleges used a more gradual approach by integrating team responsibilities into job descriptions for new hires. 

Finally, a few universities folded revisions into promotions, changing the team member’s essential duties when they make a role transition such as from director to executive director. 

Defining BIT roles and expectations has several benefits for the team and the institution. First, embedding the work into job descriptions raises its visibility and legitimacy with campus stakeholders. Second, it recognizes the contributions that practitioners make, emphasizing how this work requires special skills and knowledge.

Tackling Revisions Gradually

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Clearly Defined Roles and Expectations

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