Faculty and Staff

In collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Community Standards would like to provide trainings for faculty and staff about supporting students and their families at Illinois Tech.

Responding to Students in Distress

At universities across the country, undergraduate and graduate students are entering the campuses with different issues that may impact their student success. This workshop will provide you with information about how to respond to students who are in distress or exhibiting distressing/disrupting behavior. The workshop will review strategies to help you respond to a student in distress and will outline appropriate response protocols and provide you with an understanding of how personally and when to respond to a student in distress or crisis (including how and when to refer the student to another campus resource).

Learning Outcomes

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe some of the characteristics of the current college student
  • Describe some of the major trends in terms of mental health issues on American college campuses and universities.
  • Explain how to refer students to help when they are in crisis.
  • Explain ways to express the concerns of a professional staff member.
  • Recognize signs that a student may be experiencing a crisis.
  • Identify resources that are available to students in crisis.

Student Conduct & Academic Honesty

This presentation will address Illinois Tech’s Academic Honesty and the Student Conduct processes. This presentation will explain the academic honesty policy, different forms of plagiarism, ways to prevent plagiarism, and what to expect during the student conduct process. 

Learning Outcomes

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the academic honesty policy and the Code of Conduct and know where to reference it.
  • Describe different types of plagiarism. 
  • Describe the student conduct philosophy. 
  • Explain the student conduct process.

Brave On Campus

This workshop will provide faculty and staff an understanding of the resources, support, and information to support the LGBTQ+ community. 

Outcomes

  • Understand the historical context and unique experiences of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Recognize new terminology related to the LGBTQ+ experience
  • Define privilege and oppression 
  • Differentiate between gender expression and gender identity 
  • Identify at least three ways to be an ally with the LGBTQ+ community

Illinois Tech Cares

The first step to helping students is understanding the resources and processes at Illinois Tech. This workshop will provide you with information about the resources available on-campus and what to do when you are concerned about a student. We will review strategies on how to talk to students when you are concerned about them and be able to identify the resources that might assist them during their time in need.

Training Request Form

Past Trainings

Below you will find recordings of past faculty and staff workshops.

Workshop Link to Recording
Student In Distress Webinar: 10.27.2021 Click Here
Student In Distress Webinar: 09.06.2021 Click Here
Student Support: Assisting Students in Extenuating Circumstances 08.27.2020 Click Here
Student In Distress Presentation 08.20.2020 Click Here
Students In Distress 06.09.2020 Click Here
Students In Distress 04.20.2020 Click Here