Disposition Intervention

If you have a student in your course who needs to significantly improve their disposition in one or more areas, you can choose to hold a targeted intervention with the student following these steps:
  1. Please begin by checking with Shirley to find out this student’s disposition history. If the student has a history of disposition problems, skip to step 2.
    • The faculty member will determine if the student has violated SUU student code of conduct. Specifically consider disposition sections 2c, 2d, 3a 3c, 3d, and 3g. If so, contact Heather Ogden.
    • Faculty member will fill out a copy of the Disposition Faculty Assessment being as specific possible.
    • The faculty member will meet with the student and go over the Disposition Faculty Assessment, adding additional faculty and student comments if necessary.
    • The faculty member will fill out the Disposition Contract together with the student, outlining the problem and setting measurable goals.
    • The faculty member and student will set a date to meet again to determine if student has met goals
    • The faculty member will fill out the Disposition Reporting Form and give copies of the of the contract and any other meeting notes to the student and Shirley.
  2. If the student does not meet their goals or if Shirley determines there is an immediate need, a committee consisting of the disposition committee, documenting faculty member, and at least one of the student’s prior faculty members will convene. They will review the disposition record and all documentation for the student and make a decision about how to proceed:
    • Need more documentation or extended timeline
    • Will not recommend student for licensure
    • Dismiss student from entire program
  3. If more information or time is needed, the Director of Teacher Education and documenting faculty member will meet with the student and discuss a new structured set of goals using the disposition contract.
    • The documenting faculty member will give a copy of the new disposition contract, and any other meeting notes to the student and Shirley.
    • At the end of the set timeline, the committee will meet again to discuss student progress and decide to how proceed.
  4. If it is determined that the student will be dismissed from the program or will not be recommended for licensure, the documenting faculty member and Director of Teacher Education must create a disposition notice and follow due process including:
    • Written notice from the university (faculty, committee, chair, or dean). Notice includes all disposition documentation.
    • Give student a chance to dispute the notice. Must give adequate time.
    • Must have a documented outcome.
    • Must give one chance to appeal.