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Behavior Evaluation Response Team Workgroup

BERT Management Process

Purpose Statement: The purpose of the BERT is to encourage a proactive collaboration with relevant professionals to address patterns of student behavior before they become a disciplinary matter.

Charter Sponsor: President’s Cabinet

Charter Contact: Vice President, Student Affairs

Timeline: Standing



  • Vice President, Student Affairs (chair)
  • Vice President for Learning and Academic Affairs or designee
  • Associate Dean, Athletics and Physical Education
  • Associate Dean of Student and Residence Life 
  • Associate Dean, Student Dev. & Transitions
  • Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Chief, Department of Public Safety or designee
  • Director, Civic Responsibilities
  • Director, Campus Services – Rome Campus
  • Licensed Counselor, Counseling Department
  • Coordinator, Disability Services Office



Create an opportunity and expectation for College employees to be aware of and report student behavior that is concerning.

Maintain an online reporting system
Communicate the process for making a BERT report at the beginning and mid-point of each semester as reminders.Communicate to all full-time, part-time and adjunct employees the location for making a BERT report, noted below:
Proactively identify patterns of student behaviors to effect appropritate and preventative strategies for the mutual benefit of the student and the campusMeet weekly to discuss
Develop action step plans to address the patterns of behavior.Assign the action steps to workgroup members for follow through
Communicate back to the original person making the report pertinent information that assures that action has been taken without violating the student’s confidentiality.Communicate



  • Discuss BERT cases outside of the BERT team with the exception of communicating back to the original person making the report about the general status of the report.



  • Keep the College mission front and center
  • Think about what’s best for the individual student and the campus as a whole
  • Seek to understand and recognize there are multiple perspectives to each issue

Rev. August 2015


Behavior Evaluation Response Team Workgroup (BERT)