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Student Support Referral

SCC is committed to the health and welfare of its faculty, staff, and students and to maintaining a safe environment in which they may work and learn. To that end, the Student Support Team (SST) serves two roles. The first is to support student learning, and the second is to address student behavior that causes concern on campus or in the classroom. The below Accudemia link to the SST form replaces the Early Alert and BIT forms. When the Student Support Team receives a referral a determination will be made whether the referred student needs academic assistance or behavioral intervention. Accudemia

SCC Student Support Team (SST)

The Student Support Team is a multi-disciplinary group of college staff, counselors and administrators. The SST meets weekly to review submitted referrals and provide suggestions for potential interventions and resources. Referrals are assigned to team members who are in the best position to help individual student needs. Generally, these are students who are struggling academically. When a referral is received concerning a student displaying threatening behaviors such as communicating thoughts about hurting oneself or others, the SST will bring in additional campus staff to discuss how best to address the student’s behavior.

For questions about academic performance please contact Guillermo Espinosa at Extension 7032.

For questions about student behavior or violations of the Standards of Conduct please contact Connan Campbell at Extension 7081 or Tim Orton at 7082.

In cases of emergency please call 911 or Campus Safety at 533-3333.

Goals

The goals of SST are to:
  • Be a resource to SCC faculty, staff, and administrators for addressing student academic performance.
  • Intervene in cases where students display concerning behavior such as threats of suicide or harming others.
Additional Information

Each student concern reported to Student Support Team will be different; however, the process by which reports are assessed will generally remain the same. The following is a general guide on how the process works:

Report

Once a referral is received, members of SST will make an assessment to determine whether there is an academic performance concern or a behavioral issue.

Meet

The SST meetings do the following:
  • Review referred students and assign them to team members for follow-up.
  • Determine if a student with behavioral issues should be handled by a counselor or referred for disciplinary action.
  • Identify next steps and/or appropriate resources if needed.

Inquiry

An inquiry will be made with a student who is experiencing academic performance challenges to determine how SST can help. In situations involving students who are displaying behavioral concerns a meeting with that student will be initiated by a counselor to assess the student’s well-being.

Recommend

SST members process all the information received and develop their recommendations. In situations involving behavioral issues the recommendations are discussed with the referred student, and a plan of action is developed. SST monitors the student’s progress to ensure compliance. In cases of academic performance, SST, when appropriate, will recommend on and off campuses resources to help the student achieve academic success.

Follow Up with Staff

When requested, the SST will follow up with person(s) who reported the incident to let them know what action was taken.

The Standards of Conduct provide guidelines on how students are expected to conduct themselves on and off campus. When a student’s conduct violates one or more of these provisions it may be necessary to report that behavior to campus officials by filling out, and submitting a Student Conduct Incident Report (SCIR). This will begin a process to: (1) stop the behavior, (2) prevent it from happening again, and (3) to remedy the problem. The SCIR can be accessed from the link below:

Student Conduct Incident Report (SCIR)

When filling out a report, it is important to provide details about the incident such as what the student said, tone of voice, body language, how you felt by the student’s behavior. When there is a witness(s), please list each in the narrative section by name, and if possible, student ID.

Once the report has been submitted, it will be sent to the office of the Associate Dean of Student Development. The report will be reviewed and a determination will be made on how to proceed. Generally, incidents that are deemed minor violations, a student may be warned and directed to submit a researched paper on how to better address conflict in the future.

When more serious violations occur, the student may appear before a Student Conduct Board or Administrative Hearing Panel made up of SCC staff and faculty. When a student is found responsible the sanctions that can be imposed range from a warning to expulsion. Taking punitive action is, at times, unavoidable. However, the intent of the student conduct process is to educate.

Below are references or helpful guides and CCS policies to aid you in understanding and dealing with student misconduct: