Faculty Resources: Student Conduct Prevention & Intervention Strategies


Purpose Statement

In response to faculty and staff requests for more guideance and support regading student conduct prevention and intervention strategies, the Office of Student Affairs & Wellness has develoepd this website.


If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact or visit the Office of Student Affairs & Wellness. In addition, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to consult with their respective department chairs/supervisers and school/center deans and with the Office of Academic Affairs. Additional information may be obtained from the College Catalog


CCSF Student Resoures has a listing of on-campus CCSF resources and services for students.  Off Campus Resoures and HART's recommended Resources have listing of off-campus, non-CCSF resources and services that students can use. In addition, you may refer students to 311 No/Low Income Resources offered by the City and County of San Francisco resource services.

Andrew H. King | Dean                                         Rita Tuialu'ulu'u | Office Manager

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Syllabus Suggestions

Syllabus Language
Suggested Language for Syllabi (For more information about about syllabus requirements and other course policies, read Making a Great Syllabus and the Faculty Handbook) Be sure to include a listing of important deadlines, including Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines.


Syllabus Statement: Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)

If you

  • need classroom or testing accommodations because of a disability
  • have emergency medical information to share with me
  • need special arrangements in case the building needs to be evacuated

please make an appointment with me as soon as possible. My office hours are [intentionally left blank] Students seeking disability related accommodations are also encouraged to register with Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) located in Room 323 of the Rosenberg Library (415) 452-5481.



Syllabus Statement: The Office of Student Affairs & Wellness

Students who register for classes are required to observe and follow the Code of Student Conduct (rules for students) at all times. Violations of the Code of Student Conduct are taken very seriously and may be reported to the Dean of Students. Disciplinary sanctions — including but not limited to oral and/or written warning and referral to the Dean of Students — will be enforced for student misconduct. If the misconduct continues after a warning, a student engaging in disruptive behavior may be temporarily removed from the class or suspended from the class by the Dean of Students.

The highest level of integrity is required for all quizzes, exams and assignments. Students are expected to complete and submit their own work and to have your own unique answers and responses to questions. In cases of academic dishonesty (e.g., cheating and plagiarism), disciplinary sanctions range from students receiving a failing mark on the exam to being referred to the Dean of Students for further discipline.

Title IX


Syllabus Statement: Title IX/EEO Compliance

The San Francisco Community College District is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and the prevention of discrimination and harassment in any program or activity of the District on the basis of  race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, religion, age, gender, gender identity, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, disability or AIDS/HIV status, medical conditions, or status as Vietnam-era veteran, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


If you believe you have been subject to discrimination, please contact Dr. Leilani Battiste, Title 5/EEO/ ADA/Title IX Compliance Officer at (415) 452-5053 or lbattiste@ccsf.edu.


Early Alert Systems & Intervention

Suggested Early Alert Templates and Resources
Early Alert Template


Early Alert Message: ______________ (Course Name)

Student Name:                                                                   



You are receiving this notice because you may not be performing well and so are in danger of being with dropped/withdrawn from the class. The specific reason(s):

  • poor attendance (you have missed three or more class meetings)
  • incomplete/missing homework or lab assignments (no progress)
  • failure to follow one or more class rules
  • lack of preparedness or focus during class


I suggest that you consider

  • seeing the tutor on a weekly basis
  • scheduling an appointment with me
  • scheduling an appointment with an Early Alert advisor ASAP
  • scheduling an appointment with an academic counselor ASAP
  • finding reliable classmates (not friends) with whom you can study
  • developing a plan of success that must be approved by me
  • other: ___________________________________________________ (describe)

Your success and progress are very important to me. If you want to succeed in this class, please take action now! If you have questions, please visit or contact me.




If you have a student who seems to be struggling academically, please contact the Counseling Department.

If you have a student who seems to be experiencing personal difficulties affecting his/her progress in class, please contact Student Health Services at (415) 239-3110. You may also visit Student Health Center (Room 100, Ocean Campus) if you have questions.

Student Health encourages faculty, staff and students to complete KOGNITO training in order to be more equipped to identify and respond to students of concern. Access the no-cost KOGNITO training:http://kognito.com/ccc




If you have a student who is registered with DSPS or if you have questions about a student's accommodation(s), visit the website of Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS). You may also contact DSPS at (415) 452-5481 (Voice) or at (415) 452-5451 (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) or visit the DSPS Office in Rosenberg Library (3rd Floor, Ocean Campus).    


Early Alert Advising


If you have a student stuggling with English or ESL course requirements, please complete and submit an Early Alert form.


English Early Alert Advising: Amy Miles

  • 415.452.7008
  • Mailbox:  L239
  • amiles@ccsfedu
  • Office:  L566

ESL Early Alert: Christine Francisco

  • 415-452-5325
  • Mailbox: L 129
  • cfrancis@ccsf.edu



OSAW Prevention & Intervention Tips


Suggested Tips
Classroom Management


The following behavioral contract is suggested when instructors meet with students regarding classroom misconduct. The contact should be used as a record of warning a student that further violations of the Code of Student Conduct will result in referral to the Dean of Students.


Behavioral Contact

This letter is a follow-up to our conversation on [date] during which we discussed your classroom behavior on [date(s)]. At our conference, I reviewed the behavior that was disruptive to our classroom learning environment and asked you not to engage in this behavior in the future. Specifically, the inappropriate behavior is [describe student behavior here].


Following our discussion, you agreed that [any resolve noted here]:


Please consider this letter a warning that continuation or repetition of this behavior may result in more serious consequences as outlined in the enclosed Code of Student Conduct [enclose copy of student constitution].  If you wish to discuss this matter further, you may contact me.


Suggested Classroom Management Training Videos

  • Grinder, Michael. "Seven Gems of Classroom Management." Michael Grinder & Associates. Video.
  • Wong, Harry Wong and Rosemary. "The Effective Teacher." Mountain View: Harry K. Wong Publications, 1 September 2001. Video.


Intervention Tips


Seek help and guidance

  • Consult with peers and colleagues/peer, department chairs, school deans and center deans if you have challenges or concerns
  • Engage and participate in professional development
  • Consult the Office of Student Affairs & Wellness staff about potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct and other behavioral issues
 Prevention Tips


Address warning signs of misconduct

  • Use non-verbal and verbal cues. Develop a presence throughout the classroom
  • Speak with students who are engaged in disruptive conduct after class and during “downtimes” (in the hallway) or during office hours (when possible)
  • Create behavior agreements/contracts with students who are being distracting/disruptive. Don't let distactions become disruptions

Focus on classroom routines

  • Practice classroom routines and expectations early and often
  • Model behavior that you expect from your students
  • Keep students engaged in productive and constructive activities and assignments

Develop an effective classroom management plan

  • Clearly define and discuss expectations and criteria for success in the course syllabus as well as consequences of misbehavior
  • Clearly state procedures for addressing, reporting and resolving student misconduct. Refer to the Code of Student Conduct and other school policies (Title IX/Sexual Harassment, DSPS)
  • Don’t let situations build. Address the lowest level issue before they escalate (e.g. unexplained absences)