Classroom Management: Preventing and Responding to Disruptive Students

From the Provost
W. Scott Lewis, faculty member with the University of South Carolina’s Daniel-Mickel Center for Executive Education and a partner with the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, will present “Classroom Management: Preventing and Responding to Disruptive Students” for faculty and staff on Wednesday, October 22. The same presentation will be repeated three times to allow as many people to participate as possible.

Session 1
9:00–10:50 a.m., Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall

Session 2
11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m., Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall

Session 3
2:00–3:50 p.m., Carmine Grande Conference Room, Cleveland Hall 418

Lewis has more than 15 years’ experience as a student affairs administrator, faculty member, and consultant in higher education. He is a frequent keynote and plenary speaker, nationally recognized for his work on behavioral intervention for students in crisis and distress. He is noted as well for his work in the area of classroom management and dealing with disruptive students. He presents regularly throughout the country, assisting colleges and universities with legal, judicial, and risk-management issues, as well as policy development and implementation.

He serves as an author and editor in a number of areas including legal issues in higher education, campus safety and student development, campus conduct board training, and other higher education issues. His recent works include The Returning Veterans (Magna Publications) and “College and University Liability for Violent Campus Attacks” (Journal of College and University Law, April 2008). He did his undergraduate work in psychology and his graduate work in higher education administration at Texas A&M University and received his law degree and mediation training from the University of Houston.

If you wish to learn ways to intervene in the classroom to address behaviors that can interfere with teaching and learning, please attend one of the sessions. Participants will learn skills to prevent disruptive behaviors, ways to react to them, and tips on how to enhance their own campus procedures to address unwanted behaviors. For more information contact Charles Kenyon, associate vice president and dean of students, 878-4618.