COMPOSITION OF THE TEAM

The multidisciplinary Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) provides a coordinated and planned approach to the identification, assessment, management, and, where possible, reduction and/or prevention of concerning behaviors. The team consists of representatives from the following offices: Academic Affairs, Dean of Students, Counseling & Psychological Services, General Counsel, Housing & Residence Life, Human Resources, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities UNCG Police Department, and Title IX. 

CORE MEMBERS ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

In general, each member brings their own unique perspectives and expertise to the Behavioral Assessment Team.  The presence of diverse representation allows for a multidiscipline approach to addressing behavioral concerns at the University.  Specifically, each member contributes to the BAT in the following ways:

Academic Affairs: Provides assistance with cases involving or affecting University faculty and the Middle College.  Serves as the team’s key liaison between the team and faculty through sharing and gathering information.   Provides expertise in interpreting academic policies and guidelines.  Assists in the collection of collateral information related to academic risk factors.

Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students: Provides leadership and oversight to the Behavioral Assessment process. 

Assistant Dean & Case Manager: provides support for the BAT, case management, and coordination of awareness programs; coordinates services and connects students with resources that can help them with their challenges.

Counseling & Psychological Services: Provides clinical support and expertise to the team regarding psychological dynamics in regard to particular cases, advises the team on risk factors involving individuals with mental health concerns, and conducts mental health and risk assessments of students, engages in voluntary treatment with students, and provides off-campus referrals and resources when appropriate.

General Counsel: Provides information regarding University policies, regulations and rules, and state and federal laws in the course of investigatory follow-up.  Assists with providing legal counsel around issues that frequently arise during behavior assessment, such as compliance, discrimination law, FERPA, and HIPAA.

Housing & Residence Life: Provides insight about students who reside on campus, shares how students can be supported within the residential setting, and assist with alternative housing arrangements that need to be made for safety concerns.

Human Resources: Provides assistance with cases involving or affecting University staff.  Aids the team by sharing expertise on behavioral assessment regarding employment matters and shares policies and procedures regarding the Human Resource Office.

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Provides information about students’ conduct records and adds expertise on the Student Code of Conduct by recommending resources and/or disciplinary options.

Title IX: Provides additional insight by informing the team on Title IX-related issues and cases that may have additional concerns from a safety perspective.  Works collaboratively with team members on issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. 

UNCG Police Department: Provides advice and assistance from a law enforcement perspective.  Serves as a liaison with other law enforcement agencies.  Provides the team with available information, such as criminal history and history of police involvement.  Helps with investigatory follow-up. Aids in providing welfare checks to Concerning Behavior Reports and assesses students for risk. 

AD HOC MEMBERS

Outer circle members do not attend meetings but are kept in the loop when the BIT needs to reach out to the student or a related party. Examples include:

  • General faculty members
  • Administrative staff and support staff
  • assistant and associate deans
  • Academic advisors
  • Coaches and assistant coaches
  • Student organization advisors
  • Family members of the reported person
  • Financial aid administrator
  • Community mental health staff (for example a psychiatrist or counselor)
  • Military Affiliated Services 
  • Multicultural affairs staff
  • Students First Office
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