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BARC creates ‘ready reference’ for assisting students in need

The Behavioral Assessment and Response Council, appointed by Provost Arnett C. Mace Jr. in the spring, has created a new tool for faculty and staff in addressing student concerns.

The Faculty/Staff 911 Guide, a specially imprinted file folder (see special section in this issue of Columns), should help ­faculty and staff members manage emergent concerns regarding students-both in and out of the classroom.

The 911 Guide was designed as a file folder so that it is a “ready reference” for faculty and staff members seeking the appropriate direction to refer students in need of assistance, according to Rodney Bennett, vice president for student affairs and chairman of the BARC.

“We are all ‘first responders’ when it comes to assisting students in need,” Bennett said. “Faculty and staff involvement in responding to these students and guiding them toward the resources available to them remains critical and ensures UGA remains a safe and healthy environment for all members of the community.”

The folders will be distributed later this month.