Instructor Resources

Alert Form on Professional Dispositions

It is crucial that if you have concerns regarding a student’s disposition and other non-academic performance that you file an alert so that we can work with you to address concerns and keep track of ongoing issues. The main dispositional elements that are being integrated into the School of Educations Assessments are:

  • Promotes engagement for all students
  • Commits to all learners from diverse backgrounds, experiences, cultures, and ability levels
  • Commits to appropriate adaptations for students with diverse needs
  • Commits to developing informed teaching practices through continual study and collaboration
  • Demonstrates an understanding and acceptance of each person’s unique perceptions and perspectives
  • Commits to the development of creativity and critical thinking skills
  • Encourages democratic principles in both students and colleagues
  • Commits to treating students and colleagues with kindness, fairness, patience, dignity, and respect
  • Acknowledges the variety of community, family, and social networks that enrich and inform classroom experiences
  • Understands and takes responsibility for one’s actions and decisions
  • Commits to reflective practice and planning
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement as a teacher
  • Understands the shared responsibility for academic growth, and contribution to the learning environment
  • Maintains high expectations and implements them consistently for all students
  • Appreciates and promotes acceptance of self-discipline, responsibility, and self-efficacy
  • Commits to a positive and enthusiastic attitude to inspire self and others
  • Displays an awareness of personal and professional boundaries in interactions with others, and in meeting teaching responsibilities
  • Is open to and seeks out constructive criticism and makes appropriate modifications upon reflection
  • Communicates professionally, honestly and openly, building trust with others
  • Demonstrates initiative, enthusiasm, and confidence in making the most of educational experiences

If you have a student who is lacking in one of the above areas or another important area including plagiarism, attendance/commitment, etc. please talk with the student and file an alert.

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