b'Resources: Responding To Disturbing Content in Student Work: caps.ucdavis.edu/resources/brochures/CAPS_Disturbing_Content_in_Works.pdf Adapted from a brochure from U.C. Davis, Counseling and Psychological Services THE STUDENT WHO IS STRUGGLING ACADEMICALLY When students struggle academically, it may not be because they are intellectually incapable of doing the work; something outside school may be getting in their way: immaturity, lack of motivation or discipline, mismatch with program, alcohol, illness, emotional problems, family issues, or financial difficulties. Many students who struggle academically are doing so for the first time in their lives. They are used to succeeding, and their reactions to not doing well in a course vary widely. Some students will withdraw into silence. Some will complain loudly that a poor grade will ruin their lives, derailing their plans for medical, law, or business school. Some will doggedly persevere. No matter their response, it is vital that you give students the grades they earn. If you announce on your syllabus an attendance policy, you should abide by it. If your syllabus states that you will not accept late work, do not accept it. Maintaining academic standards is critical for your sake, for the sake of the students and for the sake of the university.Academic Concerns95'