Student of concern process

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The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts students of concern process gives faculty, staff, peers, family members, and other community members the ability to make the dean's office aware of specific student concerns. Once alerted about a potential student issue, the dean's office will identify the appropriate follow-up based on the nature of the concern. The core team meets twice a month to review issues with ASU partners from across campus as well as academic stakeholders.

This form is NOT meant to be used for immediate concerns or emergencies. If the student has:

  • Expressed the desire to harm oneself or others or is exhibiting aggressive behavior, immediately contact Student Rights and Responsibilitiesat 480-965-6547 and Campus Police non-emergency number at 480-965-3456 if necessary. Please call 911 for an immediate response if necessary.

  • Claimed to witness, have experienced or committed a sexaul assault, immediately contact Student Rights and Responsibilities at 480-965-6547 and Campus Police at 480-965-3456 if necessary.

  • Expressed emotional distress (with no imminent threat of harm), contact Counseling Services at 480-965-6146 to learn more about what you can do to assist the student.

  • Engaged in highly disruptive behaviors within the classroom or office setting, contact Student Rights and Responsibilities at 480-965-6547.

  • Disclosed a disability, refer the student to the Disability Resource Center.

To alert the college, please review the types of concerns this form addresses and fill out a Student of Concern Form below. You will be asked to identify your level of concern as well as a general area of concern.

For reporting purposes, we have separated areas of concern into five distinct yet broad categories. Please see the following for definitions for areas of concern.

Academic - Student needs to develop further course-based or academic skills. Examples of an concern is the area is lack of class attendance, missed assignments, or need of additional academic support.

Social/Personal - Student needs to develop personal connections with peers, staff, or faculty for a sense of belonging. Examples of a concern in this area is homesickness, isolation, or lack of engagement.

Emotional/Behavioral/Wellbeing - Student shows symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other emotional states that may inhibit their ability to succeed as a student or overall wellbeing. Examples of a concern in this area is a student acting disruptively in a classroom, disengaging from activities, or anxiety about their future.

Health/Illness/Injury - Student experiences issues in areas of health, injury, or illness. Examples of a concern in this area is a sudden injury, lack of balance in school life affecting health, or lack of sleep impacting their ability to be a successful student.

Financial - Student expresses concern over their ability to cover tuition or basic living costs in the immediate future. Example of a concern in this area is a student divulging that they have a significant account balance that prevents them from registering for class or retaining to the institution.

For further information about this process, please contact Megan Workmon, Director of Student Engagement, at megan.workmon@asu.edu