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Introduction - Safety Issues for Faculty - FaCET

Safety Issues for Faculty

Howard Bailey, Student Life
Karl Laves, Counseling Services
Bob Deane, WKU Police


Class disruptions have become more prevalent in the last five years. Nationwide it is believed that this is primarily due to a different generation of college students who have been allowed classroom liberties that were not accepted in previous generations. Teachers need to understand their own anxiety of being with students, so they do not mishandle upset or angry students.

The WKUPD makes every effort to work with faculty, staff, and students to create an atmosphere that is conducive to teaching, learning, and research. However, policing, by its very nature, can be restrictive in certain situations. Policing demands that a safe and secure environment be provided, which implies that a standard set of guidelines must be followed. Those choosing not to follow those guidelines tend to have a negative view of policing as a whole.


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Location: 1783 Chestnut Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101.
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