The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) is a cross-functional committee of staff and administrators that work toward the early identification and assessment of behavior that may put the well-being of the individual or the greater community at risk. While there is no single set of warning signs that will reliably predict harm or campus violence, the BIT Team conducts a comprehensive assessment to look for behavioral evidence that someone is planning or preparing to act out inappropriately or carry out some type of threat, and if appropriate, will intervene and recommend interventions that help ensure the likelihood of a positive and safe resolution.
The BIT Teams primary responsibility is to address situations in which students, faculty, or staff are displaying dangerous behaviors that may pose an imminent threat to the safety of the MCC college community. The BIT Team is guided by processes and procedures that are designed to help identify persons whose behaviors potentially endangers their own or others’ health and safety.
The BIT Team does not replace the Student Code of Conduct or Employee Conduct processes; as the BIT Team does not have sanctioning or disciplinary authority. However, BIT Team reporting is designed to notify BIT Team members of concerning behaviors that an individual is planning or preparing to act out inappropriately or to carry out some form of threat that may impact the health and/or safety of the college community. The BIT Team is designed to conduct a comprehensive assessment to intervene and apply intervention strategies that help ensure the likelihood of a positive and safe resolution.
While there is no single set of warning signs for dangerous behaviors, below are examples of dangerous behaviors that may take place in-person or online:
The Behavioral Intervention Team, through a collaborative and proactive approach, is committed to the identification, prevention, assessment, and reduction in threats to the safety and wellbeing an individual student and the MCC community for students displaying concerning behavior or experiencing problems that might lead to disruptive or dangerous behaviors
The purpose of the BIT Team is grounded in receiving, coordinating, and assessing reports received from faculty, staff, students, and others regarding persons of concern. The BIT Team coordinates interventions and resource assistance for persons of concern to ensure a positive and safe resolution of reported issues.
The BIT Team is responsible for developing and implementing educational and training programs for all members of the college community with regard to behavioral assessments and intervention strategies. This shall include publications and promotional materials designed to create awareness, understanding, and participation with the BIT Team. The BIT Team will maintaining a current website, which includes links to informational content as well as instructions for filing a report with the BIT Team.
The BIT Team is responsible to provide an annual report to the Vice President for Student Academic Success related to BIT Team statistics, trends and other assessments.
The principles that guide the MCC BIT Team include: