Dealing with intimidating students

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[toc] At Carleton University disruptive behaviour is an instructional offence.

Below are suggestions for dealing with the most common types of disruptive behavior.

Dealing with noisy students Students holding side conversations, using mobile phones or MP3 players can be quite off-putting for you and for other students.

Frequently, just talking with another professional will clarify the issues and help you resolve the problem.

Disruptive behavior is student behavior that interferes with or interrupts the educational process of other students or the normal business functions of the University.

Also, there is a danger of drawing other students into the situation who will then escalate the disruption.

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Feel free to consult with the campus resources listed at the end of this virtual brochure.

Your department chair or office director may be a resource, and the Office of Student Life, the University Counseling and Testing Center, and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) are available to assist you.

If a student behaves inappropriately with you or makes you feel uneasy, it may be helpful to discuss your concerns with someone else.

Your department chair or dean may be a resource, along with other college resources.

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