When to Refer a Student to BIT?
When a student's behavior goes beyond the normal classroom disturbances and appears distressed, you can contact the BIT for assistance. We will evaluate the circumstances and determine the appropriate plan of action for the student.
To refer a student to the BIT, you can contact any BIT representative with the name of the student and a brief narrative of their behavior. If you are concerned about a student, but have not witnessed any distressing or disruptive behavior, please explain your concern in detail.
The BIT meets weekly throughout the year, and will review your referral at the next meeting. If a situation requires immediate attention, an emergency BIT meeting can be called at the determination of a BIT chair. All the representatives will have the opportunity to investigate any other information available about the student through their appropriate discipline prior to the meeting. Be assured that the BIT exists to care for our students, and will handle your referral in a professional manner in an effort to best meet the needs of the UTA community and our students.