Policies & Procedures

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Alert Forms on Professionalism

School of Education Alert Forms on Professionalism are designed to provide faculty and staff a system to identify nonacademic behaviors or dispositions that indicate a student may not be successful. Students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of a beginning professional. These expectations are set forth by the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC).

Professional Dispositions include but are not limited to:

Personalized Learning

  • Promotes engagement for all individuals
  • Commits to all individualss from diverse backgrounds, experiences, cultures, and ability levels
  • Commits to appropriate adaptations for individuals with diverse needs


  • Commits to developing informed practices through continual study and collaboration
  • Demonstrates an understanding and acceptance of each person’s unique perceptions and perspectives
  • Commits to the development of creativity and critical thinking skills


  • Encourages democratic principles in individualss
  • Commits to treating everyone with kindness, fairness, patience, dignity, and respect
  • Acknowledges the variety of community, family, and social networks that enrich and inform experiences

Growth and Reflection

  • Understands and takes responsibility for one’s actions and decisions
  • Commits to reflective practice and planning
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement as a professional

Learning Environment

  • Understands the shared responsibility for academic growth, and contribution to the learning environment
  • Maintains high expectations and implements them consistently for all individuals
  • Appreciates and promotes acceptance of self-discipline, responsibility, and self-efficacy
  • Commits to a positive and enthusiastic attitude to inspire self and others


  • Displays an awareness of personal and professional boundaries in interactions with others, and in meeting professional responsibilities
  • Is open to and seeks out constructive criticism and makes appropriate modifications upon reflection
  • Communicates professionally, honestly and openly, building trust with others
  • Demonstrates initiative, enthusiasm, and confidence in making the most of educational experiences

When a student acquires an alert, the Assistant Dean for Teacher Education will confer with the faculty/staff who filed the alert and will meet with the student to discuss corrective actions, including the possibility of dismissal from the Teacher Education Program. Except in very serious situations, two alerts must be received before a student case will be reviewed by a committee of teacher education faculty. All decisions related to disciplinary action can be appealed by the student using the School of Education’s Academic Standards Committee appeal procedures.

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