Between the spring of 2002 and 2003, the University of Arizona, Dean of Students Office surveyed faculty and students in Tier I and Tier II classes to determine to what extent disruptive behavior was experienced in UA classrooms. Sixty faculty and over 700 students responded, with the majority of both students and faculty indicating that they had experienced disruptive behavior at some level.
In an effort to share this information with students, the UA Dean of Students Office created a video which would appeal to students in a humorous way and establish guidelines that lead to successful, productive learning experiences. Both national and local media outlets ran extensive stories on the video "Arizona Idol" and the topic of disruptive behavior. We are enjoying the dialogue this has provoked.
View the video resulting from this survey at http://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/arizona_idol