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Identifying Disruptive Behavior

Disruptive behavior, on the other hand, is student behavior that interferes with the educational process of other students. It may or may not be responsive to faculty or staff intervention. It is behavior that may prevent faculty members and staff from carrying out professional responsibilities. Specific examples of disruptive behavior include 

  • A student who physically confronts another person. 
  • A student who verbally abuses another person. 
  • A student who interrupts the educational process in class by making remarks out of turn,taking over the lecture, or dominating class discussion. 
  • A student who physically acts out toward University property by breaking windows, throwing furniture or smashing doors. 

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