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

Too Early, Too Infrequent

Current Training Efforts Focus on Faculty and Staff Orientation

The Forum’s research illustrates how most BITs focus their training efforts on new faculty and staff orientation. While these presentations get the team in front of new community members, they often compete for people’s mindshare with other topics such as benefits, HR policies, and parking. Also the team may miss constituencies such as adjuncts or teaching assistants who do not typically attend the institution’s orientation.

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Reducing the Ripple Effect

Practice #1: Campus-Wide Basic Training