PURPOSE: The Student CARE Team provides a regular opportunity for College staff to discuss students of concern in an environment of care to obtain the largest possible perspective of student behavior and to work to assist students to resolve problematic behavior constructively in a timely manner. The Care Team is comprised of representatives from academic and student affairs who meet weekly to discuss and develop interventions ("action plans") for individual student behavior before it escalates and becomes detrimental to the individual student or the College community. The Team examines available information about the student and situation, including strategies already implemented to deal with the behavior, when developing an action plan. The Team also looks at patterns of student behavior to identify the need for new policy or programmatic action that the institution may need to consider implementing (e.g. sexual assault, alcohol abuse, misuse of medical withdrawal, etc.).
Broadly, the Care Team addresses:
The Care Team encourages faculty, staff, fellow students, and family members to share concerns about student behavior that they feel is detrimental to the student or the community. However, it is important that we---as an institution that values diversity---understand that behaviors that may be unique or eccentric are not always detrimental, dangerous or threatening.
To express a concern about a student, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a member of the Student CARE Team individually. Click for more information about how to help a struggling student and/or when and how to refer a student to counseling.
Student CARE Team Members:
Dean of Student Affairs: David Klein email@example.com
Associate Dean of Student Affairs: Karin Gollin firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Residence Life: John Ramsay email@example.com
Assistant Dean for Substance Education: Shawn White firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief of Security: Jeff Brown email@example.com
Associate Dean of Academic Success: Christa Fye firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Health Director: Beth Graham email@example.com
College Chaplain: TBA
Wellness Center Director/Psychologist: Sherry Ceperich firstname.lastname@example.org
College Counselor(s): Heather Hammock email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: The Family Education and Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) allows College officials to share information with one another, without prior student consent, under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31): when there is a "legitimate educational interest" and when College officials have direct experience of erratic or threatening behavior. FERPA also allows College officials to notify parents about imminent risk to health and safety without the student's prior consent.