Addressing inappropriate student behaviour: Editorial 


In a recent article for the Chronicle of Higher Ed, Beth McMurtrie discusses the challenges that instructors are experiencing with students crossing boundaries and exhibiting poor behaviour in class and on campus. McMurtrie recounts the experiences of faculty members who had students make aggressive demands or disrupt the classroom. These faculty shared that they felt that they must solve these problems on their own and exhibit endless flexibility, lest they be seen as “unreasonable.” The author also discusses solutions that have been implemented at a number of American universities, including establishing standards and providing wrap-around supports, creating clear class policies and using transparent course design, having faculty discussions about reasonable course expectations, providing workshops, and reestablishing boundaries with students.

Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)