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The mission of the Montgomery College Behavioral Intervention Team (B.I.T.) is to maintain a healthy, safe, and secure environment, free of intimidation and harm, by systematically addressing behaviors of concern.  B.I.T. is comprised of two types of teams: campus-based and college-wide.  The roles of each are listed below:

Campus-based B.I.T.

College-wide B.I.T.

  • Review reports of behavior of concern
  • Assess levels of threat and make referrals
  • Document contacts and case information
  • Provide information/training to the campus
  • Refer to the Dean of Student Services for Code of Conduct violations
  • Develops protocols and reports
  • Create appropriate responses and resources
  • Obtain and use feedback for process improvement
  • Communicate with the Montgomery College community
  • Coordinate with College Emergency Management
  • Provide training and information sessions

Campus-based teams are comprised of staff, faculty, and administrators who work at that campus.  The college-wide team consists of all campus B.I.T. members plus Campus and Community Coordinators, Director of ADA Compliance, Deans of Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Campus Vice Presidents/Provosts, Legal Council, Human Resource representatives, Facilities and Security representatives, and the Director of Emergency Management. 

Click on the tabs below for a list of our campus-based teams:

B.I.T. Report Protocols 

  • Step 1. An Incident report is filed to the B.I.T. Chair and/or Dean of Students
  • Step 2. The B.I.T. Chair and/or Dean of Student Services determine whether to proceed as a B.I.T. case or other
  • Step 3. If a B.I.T. case is opened, the campus-based team is made privy to the information
  • Step 4. A background investigation begins and the campus team is convened 
  • Step 5. The B.I.T. reviews information to determine the threat level, if any
  • Step 6. If a threat exists, the B.I.T. recommends an intervention to the B.I.T. Chair and/or Dean of Students
  • Step 7. Intervention takes place and team follows up as appropriate
Mr. Jamin Bartolomeo (Chair)  Associate Dean, Student Services
Dr. Karen Roseberry  Dean, Student Services
Dr. Denise Dewhurst  Professor, Psychology
Mr. Michael Dunn  Safety and Security
Ms. LaShaun Harris  Administrative Aide, Student Services
Ms. Debi Higbie-Holmes (Co-Chair) Director, Student Life
Ms. Erin Marcinek  Counselor/Professor, Student Services
Ms. Marie Martin-Murphy  Assessment Center Supervisor and MC Project Awareness Coordinator
Ms. Katie Mount  Department Chair, Counselor/Professor, Student Services
Mr. William Witte  Professor, Business/Science/Math/Technology
Mr. Harry Zarin  Counselor/Professor, Disability Support Services
Dr. Debra Bright (Chair) Interim Associate Dean, Student Services
Dr. Monica Brown  Dean, Student Services
Ms. Sue Haddad  Counselor/Professor, Disability Support Services
Ms. Aggie HarrellCounselor/Professor, Student Services
Ms. Janee McFadden
Conduct Coordinator 
Ms. Tara NelsonManager, Safety and Security
Mr. Don Smith Director, Evenings and Weekends
Dr. Tonya Mason (Chair) Associate Dean, Student Services
Dr. Clemmie Solomon  Dean, Student Services
Ms. Terri Bailey  Counselor/Professor, Student Services
Mr. Shane Doyle Officer Lead, Safety and Security
Dr. Edward Muchene  Counselor/Professor, Disability Support Services
Mr. James Ray Manger, Safety and Security

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