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Ricardo Rene Laremont, poly sci/sociology professor at Binghamton

Information for Faculty and Staff

The Office of the Dean of Students was established to provide an entry point for students who need assistance solving problems. To that end, we want to work in cooperation with you and become a solution-center for students as they experience difficulties.

One significant way we can work together is in identifying and providing help to students in distress. You're often the frontline for identifying these students, and we want to work with you to find a successful resolution for everyone.

Providing help for distressed students

If you suspect you're dealing with a distressed student, we recommend taking action at the first sign of a problem. Our end goal, of course, is to allow for the learning process to continue.

Our office can assist by:

Signs to help identify a distressed student

Note: Allow the student to disclose what is distressing him/her. If others have information, the Office of the Dean of Students can help collect the information, as appropriate, in a case conference format.

Signs to help identify a disruptive student

The University Counseling Center is an important resource when dealing with distressed or disruptive students. For specific advice and actions you can take, visit the counseling center’s webpage for faculty, which also includes links to these helpful guides: Students in Distress: The Faculty Role (.pdf 204.3kb), Responding to Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom (.pdf 200.3kb) and Responding to Disturbing Content (.pdf 193.5kb).

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Last Updated: 7/15/13