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Faculty and Staff Resources

The Dean of Students Office supports University of Wyoming faculty and staff. Our team members are well-versed in student behavior, educational outcomes, and University resources. We are invested in the wellbeing and success of every UW student.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions about students, including behavior in the classroom, potential Student Code of Conduct violations, or students’ general welfare.

Remember if you have a concern about a student’s wellbeing, or a risk of harm to self or others, please fill out a UWYO Cares report immediately!

We have compiled the following resources for your use and reference.  We welcome the chance to speak with you to address any questions or concerns.

 

Educational Opportunities

Join us for an educational workshop hosted by the Dean of Students team and our campus partners.  Additional dates for Spring 2019 will be announced.

  • September 19 from 12-1:30pm, Supporting Distressed Students, Half Acre Room 115

  • October 3 from 12-1:30pm, Addressing Distressed and Disruptive Students, Location TBD

  • October 17 from 12-1:30pm, Managing Serious Student Concerns, Half Acre Room 115

  • October 31 from 12-1:30pm, We are UW: Community Expectations & Code of Conduct, Half Acre Room 115

General Guides and Tools

UWYO Cares Guide for Faculty and Staff

University Counseling Center Students in Distress Folder

University LeaRN Faculty Teaching Guides

University Disability Services Working with Students with Disabilities 

 

Classroom Conduct Related Resources

Student Code of Conduct (updated August 2019)

Student Conduct Process Flowchart

Sample Syllabus Language for Classroom Behavioral Expectations

 

We encourage you to outline your expectations at the beginning of the semester!

Work with your College and Department Heads to determine how the faculty are expected to address classroom behaviors. One example of language to be included in a syllabus regarding behaviors is provided here (shared with permission from Dr. Bridgeman in the School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice).

Assist your students in understanding appropriate classroom behavior and academic integrity by engaging in the following:

  1. Discuss the importance of academic integrity and clarify university policies regarding academic misconduct prior to any graded assignment as outlined in the University Regulation on Academic Dishonesty (UW Regulation 2-114)

  2. Outline in the syllabus your expectations regarding classroom behaviors and note how they could be addressed by the instructor, including removal from class.

  3. Refer to the Student Code of Conduct and the Community Standards outlined in this document as points of reference for expected behaviors.

  4. Specifically address what student use of electronic devices including laptops and cell phones should or should not be in your classroom.

  5. Clearly identify for students how to professionally communicate – in person or in writing (emails, online course posts, etc) - with their peers and the faculty.

  6. Be consistent in the addressing the behaviors with all students and follow your outlined process to address and/or refer students.

  7. Should student behaviors continue, contact your Department Head for support. The Dean of Students Office can also assist in navigating issues with the Department.

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