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

Diagnostic Questions

The following questions are designed to guide members in evaluating their current BIT assessment initiatives. Based on the number of affirmative responses, each member will fall into one of the categories on the opposite page. These categories can be used to identify tactics particularly well suited to member circumstances. Note: questions should be answered from the perspective of the BIT Chair.

1. Does your BIT track data on basic metrics, such as the number of case, types of concerns, and referral sources?
2. Do you track data on advanced metrics, such as number of reports for key student subpopulations (e.g., athletes, international students, Greek students), the number of students of concern by academic major, and the number of mandated assessments?
3. Is caseload data aggregated into a summary document for inclusion in annual unit-level or divisional assessment reports?
4. Would your team consider uploading your BIT assessment results to your website for public viewing?
5. Does your BIT systematically share key data points with senior administrators across the year?
6. Do you track the retention and graduation rates for students who have been referred to the BIT?
7. Would your team be comfortable in soliciting student feedback about their experiences and outcomes from the intervention process?
8. Does the team regularly use assessment data to identify current resource gaps, pinpoint emerging populations of high-need students, and model future service adjustments?

Linking IT Work to Student Success

Understanding Your Current State