Behavioral Assessment Program

The goal is to keep the college community as safe as possible by supporting the Board of Trustees policy on workplace violence.

Behavioral Assessment Form


What is a Behavioral Assessment Program?

  • A comprehensive threat assessment program that reviews all concerns brought forward that involve actions of students, potential students, or other college visitors.
  • A team approach emphasizing cross-departmental expertise and consistency in results
  • A procedure for communication and processing concerns and complaints
  • A program that seeks information and uses resources to manage a potential threat and bring it to an appropriate conclusion with safety and individual rights considered

Examples of how Behavioral Assessment can be used

  • College personnel are made aware of a student in an OCC on-line course who posts threatening inappropriate remarks/pictures
  • A student threatens a fellow student/faculty member in class
  • A student complains to an instructor that another student has threatened them at the college
  • A person considering enrolling makes threatening comments to an employee at Enrollment Services, to a counselor, etc.

Behavior Assessment Review Team (BART)

  • BART is the team of trained personnel at each campus who are responsible for implementing this program
  • At a minimum, the team consists of: Academic Dean, public safety, and a counselor

Although not exhaustive, the following is representative of inappropriate communication involving OCC that could activate the BART Team

  • Conduct, behavior, interaction, data postings, words and other forms of communication
  • Criminal act

When college employees are made aware of inappropriate or threatening communication, they should contact the appropriate person/department

  • In a classroom, the Dean is the appropriate contact (Public Safety for a criminal act or disorderly conduct)
  • In a staff employee situation, the supervisor is the appropriate contact (Public Safety for a criminal act or disorderly conduct)
  • If the incident doesn’t require an immediate response, use the Concern Form on InfoMart

Why is a Behavioral Assessment Program necessary?

  • Consistent college-wide approach
  • Earlier administrative involvement leads to quicker and positive results
  • Faculty and staff have a process to address inappropriate behavior
  • Increasing signs of stress in the collegiate setting
  • Promotes positive interactions
  • Supports Workplace Violence Policy and the Student Handbook
  • Safety is the primary goal

BART does not handle concerns about any employee issue.

Campus Office Locations

Auburn Hills Campus
G Building, Room G-101
2900 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
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Highland Lakes Campus
Student Center, Room SC-101
7350 Cooley Lake Road
Waterford, MI  48327-4187
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Orchard Ridge Campus
M Building, Room M-161
27055 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI  48334-4579
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Royal Oak Campus
B Building, Room B-107
739 S. Washington Street
Royal Oak, MI  48067-3898
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Southfield Campus
A Building, Room A-205
22322 Rutland Drive
Southfield, MI  48075-4793
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