ERIC Number: EJ868455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
The Disturbing Student and the Judicial Process
Ragle, John D.; Paine, Gage E.
New Directions for Student Services, n128 p23-36 Win 2009
The Assessment-Intervention of Student Problems (AISP) model is a useful tool for preparing student affairs professionals to assess the problems of disturbed, disturbing, or disturbed/disturbing students and to make appropriate referrals. It is particularly useful because it emphasizes the necessity of developing an integrated system for this assessment and referral process, a system that includes staff members who are prepared to deal with the psychological, residential, disciplinary, legal, campus security, and academic aspects of a problem student's situation. In the past, the disturbing student has too often been solely the purview of the judicial affairs office--a relatively isolated unit within student affairs that coordinates the institutional judicial process, investigates complaints, imposes sanctions, and counsels offending students. Other professionals have tended to view the work of the disciplinarian as a necessary but unappealing aspect of the student affairs profession. Such an isolated system limits the potential benefits available to both students and the campus community in the constructive resolution of a disturbing student's problems. This chapter describes ways in which the judicial process, in the context of a larger system such as the AISP model, can respond to disturbing students in a manner that is constructive for the student as well as the campus community.
Descriptors: Student Problems, Sanctions, School Security, Referral, Student Personnel Services, Models, Case Studies, Universities, Student Attitudes, Decision Making, Student Behavior
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