Though most of us on the faculty at CSUN understand how to accommodate a wide range of student learning needs, we are often less well prepared to handle overtly disruptive students whose behavior may stem from a variety of conditions ranging from autism to emotional or mental illness.
Mark Stevens (Director of University Counseling Services) and Jennifer Zvi (from the Center on Disabilities) presented a workshop in December 2008 examining strategies and options for faculty facing these challenging classroom circumstances. This webpage includes updated resources for use by faculty and staff at CSUN.
Resources for Faculty and Staff
- Eipe, Anne, and Julie Pearce. "Assisting Students in Distress." University Counseling Services, CSU Northridge. Summer 2009. Available online (.pdf file) at http://www.csun.edu/counseling/pdfs/Assisting_Distress_Students.pdf
- "Responding to Threatening or Disruptive Student Behavior: A Guide for Faculty." CSU Northridge, Jan. 2007. Updated Feb. 2011 and available online (.pdf file) at http://www.csun.edu/studentaffairs/pdfs/responding_to_disruptive_students_feb2011.pdf