Composition and Key Functions

BIT is composed of both internal and external representatives who provide skills and/or functions specific to the needs of the students referred to BIT. Additional ad hoc members may be called upon on a case by case basis. BIT meets formally at biweekly meetings on campus to determine the most appropriate courses of action for each reported case and also to provide follow-up to established action plans.

 

The following members compose BIT at LATTC:
  • Associate Dean, Student Life (Chair)
  •  Vice President, Pathways and Student Affairs
  •  Dean, Student Services- Counseling
  •  Associate Dean, Student Services- DSPS
  •  Instructor, Special Assignment- UMOJA
  •  Student Health Center Representative
  •  Faculty Counselor
  •  Classified Staff Representative/Case Manager
  •  Campus Sherriff’s Department Representative

 *Higher Education Assessment Team (HEAT):

  •  Sheriff Deputy
  •  Licensed Psychologist

 *St. John’s Well Child Representative


BIT operates with an assumption that students who are displaying concerning behavior are willing to work with college officials to obtain guidance, assistance, and to connect with helpful resources. The composition of BIT is structured in an intentional way so that students who are being assisted have every angle of campus support to complete their educational goal at LATTC.

Key functions of BIT include but are not limited to:
  • Centralize the process of collecting and assessing “red flags” raised by student behavior and reports documented by different sources within the college prior to crisis
  • Upon assessing reports, develop a coordinated plan to help students in crisis, mitigate risk, facilitate early intervention, and maintain campus safety
  • Monitor ongoing behaviors of students who have displayed concerning and/or disruptive behaviors to gauge if additional follow up is needed, determine whether the course of action was effective, and to document progress
  • Coordinate follow-up with the student to ensure the recommended services and resources are accessible and are being deployed effectively
  • Increase awareness of the BIT referral process to ultimately increase identification of students facing crisis, and offer best practices for campus members in dealing with stressful situations
  • Adhere to FERPA, HIPAA and counselor privilege while balancing college need-to-know and emergency communication needs