Behavioral Intervention Team

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Call 911 if there is an imminent threat to anyone's person safety or an emergency in progress. 

Mission -

The behavior intervention team (BIT) provides interventions and assistance to students who are exhibiting concerning behaviors, both to support students and assist faculty/staff. 

Purpose - 

Collect and investigate reported incidents of students exhibiting persistent or significant behavioral disturbances in order to recommend interventions and resources, to address the needs of students and help students achieve success. The behavior intervention process is also designed to provide members of the College community, who have concerns regarding students' behavior, with an easily-accessible avenue to report these concerns.  

The Behavioral Intervention Team is a team that meets regularly to serve five major functions for the campus: 

  • Act in a proactive manner to assist students, 
  • Maintain confidentiality and handle all matters discreetly, 
  • Provide consultation and support to faculty and staff, 
  • Connect students with needed resources, and 
  • Recommend interventions or sanctions. 

The BIT process does not replace faculty classroom management, student code of conduct process, and/or public safety responses to incidents.  

Behaviors of Concern –  
Behaviors of concern might be observed in a number of settings: in the classroom, at a service location or office, at an on-campus job, or during participation at an extracurricular activity. By reporting behaviors that are concerning, the Behavioral Intervention Team will be able to reach out to students to intervene, provide support, and connect them with resources that can assist them.  

Type of Student Behavior to Report -  

  • Demonstrating disruptive or disturbing behavior, especially if it is getting worse or not changing after instructor attempts to intervene 
  • Showing dramatic changes in appearance, behavior or weight 
  • Making disturbing comments in conversation, e-mail, letters, social media postings or papers 
  • Sad, anxious or experiencing dramatic mood shifts 
  • Acting paranoid or suspicious 
  • Frequently angry or easily frustrated 
     

Incident Reporting Form - 

The incident report form is used to notify the behavioral intervention team (BIT) when a student is exhibiting concerning behavior that could escalate into harm to themselves or others in the campus community. After a report is submitted the BIT will investigate the situation and pursue an appropriate intervention. 

Reporting Form

Behavioral Intervention Team Members

Kierstan Peck 
Director of Student Success
Kierstan.peck@pine.edu
320-629-5180 

Shawn Reynolds 
Director of Student Affairs 
Shawn.reynolds@pine.edu
320-629-5161 

Jennifer Baker-Jones
Counselor 
Jennifer.baker-jones@pine.edu
320-629-4556 

Jen Rancour 
Student Success Coordinator 
Jen.rancour@pine.edu
320-629-5174 

Connie Frisch 
Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences
Connie.frisch@pine.edu
320-629-5166 

Jason Spaeth 
Dean, Customized Training & Continuing Education 
Jason.spaeth@pine.edu
320-629-5175 

Dwayne Green
Executive Director, Employment and Training
Dwayne.green@pine.edu
320-629-4543 

Denise Nelsen 
General Maintenance/Facilities 
Denise.nelsen@pine.edu
320-629-4505