Dealing with intimidating behaviour
At Carleton University disruptive behaviour is an instructional offence.As defined by the University Calendar, “any student commits an instructional offence who disrupts a class or other period of instruction if he or she: (a) is a registered member of the class or period of instruction; (b) is warned to discontinue any act or behaviour reasonably judged by the instructor of the course or period of instruction to be detrimental to the class, and having ignored such warning is ordered by the instructor to leave and refuses to leave.” Disruptive behaviour can also occur outside the classroom or period of instruction.The strobe light on top of the unit will begin flashing which may alert nearby emergency response personnel.The phone sends a location signal to the Campus Safety.3) Emergency Phones red emergency telephones are in all campus buildings and computer labs.Use these phones if: a) a crime is in progress or has just occurred, b) an accident has occurred and emergency assistance is required, c) you are being verbally/physically threatened or harassed, d) you are being followed e) you are disoriented, feeling anxious or extremely ill, and f) for any other type of emergency.The Dean may include other individuals in this meeting.
2) Bell Pay Phones if you use a pay phone on campus you can dial 613-520-4444 free of charge.
Most cases are successfully resolved by this approach; the student modifies the disruptive behaviour, or responds to your offer of assistance.
If the student persists in the disruptive behaviour, and refuses to leave the class at your request, call the Campus Police at extension 4444 to assist in removing the student from the classroom.
It is a good practice to set our your expectations of student conduct in your class at the beginning of the term when you are making your usual announcements of evaluation procedures, assignments, etc.
For instance, you might say ” I will conduct this class as a series of lectures; please feel free to raise your hand when you have a question”, or “I will allow five or ten minutes for questions at the end of each hour; please save your questions until then.” Students rightfully expect to have an opportunity to ask questions or make comments, as part of the normal give-and-take of the University setting.