Dean of Students Office Resources
Students have the right to become angry, frustrated, and/or overwhelmed. They also have the right to communicate these frustrations. But from time to time, the appropriateness of that expression can be an issue. Faculty have options and resource for classroom management, as follows:
- Redirect or Reframe at the moment of concern.
- Ensure the student you will address their concern(s) after class.
- Invite the student to meet with you during office hours.
- Recess class to attend to the issue immediately.
- Ask the student to leave class for the day; call UHCL PD if the student refuses to leave. Alert the Dean of Students office.
- Close class for the day; contact the Dean of Students office.
- Students cannot be prevented from attending the next class.
The Dean of Students office is not a first responder for student incidents. Sometimes, behavior can be addressed as 'teachable moments', and other times they are a clear violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Our office provides consultation for faculty and staff, to help navigate student behavior, incidents, and/or concerns.
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) require an institution of higher education such as the University of Houston-Clear Lake (“University”) to certify it has adopted and implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use or distribution of illicit drugs both by students and employees both on its premises and as a part of any of its activities.
Freedom of Expression
The University of Houston-Clear Lake is committed to fostering a learning environment where free inquiry and expression are encouraged. Below you will find a list of resources related to state mandates, system, and institutional policies related to freedom of expression.