The Care Team is concerned with the safety, well-being, and rights of all MCC students, curriculum, Adult Education, and Continuing Education, on all education sites and during off-campus activities.
Concerns about the behavior of faculty and staff are forwarded to the supervisor and/or Human Resources Office.
The purpose of the Care Team is:
- Receive, document, and review information from the campus community concerning students in distress or engaging in potentially harmful or disruptive student behavior.
- Recognize when a cluster of troubling behavior or warning signs might exist.
- Perform initial review, focusing on prevention.
- Develop a strategy to respond to students experiencing distress or engaging in potentially harmful or disruptive behavior to protect the safety and rights of both the student and the College community.
- Make appropriate referrals to existing services and campus officials.
- Make recommendations to College administrators and/or the Dean of Students concerning the disciplinary process and appropriate actions consistent with College policies and procedures.
- Identify and recommend improvements to College policies and procedures to better promote safety and well-being within the College community.
A faculty, staff, or student who is concerned about a student’s behaviors should complete an Incident Form on the MCC Webpage (or on the College shared drive,“H:”) which will be submitted to the Dean of Students or in his/her absence to his/her proxy.
Concerning behaviors may include, but are not limited to:
- Direct statements indicating distress
- Threats to others
- Expression of suicidal thoughts or feelings of hopelessness
- Overly aggressive behavior or appearance
- Self-injurious behaviors
- Expression of severe anxiety or irritability
- Overly nervous, tense, or tearful
- Abnormal or disturbing behaviors
- More withdrawn or more animated than usual
- Notable change in behavior or appearance
Faculty, staff, and students should contact security or call 911 if danger is imminent.