5 Critical To Dos for Academic Leaders to Support Student Success and Mental Health

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5 Critical To Dos for Academic Leaders to Support Student Success and Mental Health

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Supporting student mental health and well-being has historically been viewed as a responsibility that falls within the student affairs division. But COVID-19 and widespread racial reckoning efforts brought greater attention to the indisputable relationship between mental health and academic success. More than ever before, faculty and academic leaders recognize the importance of student mental health to student success and recognize that they must play a role in supporting student well-being.

In turn, academic leaders have increasingly asked for guidance on how faculty can best support student mental health. Nearly 8 in 10 professors reported having a 1-on-1 conversation with a student about mental health, but only 30% felt they had adequate training to do so.

Sessions

The goal of this roundtable is to provide actionable advice that academic leaders can take to improve the way they promote and support student well-being.

Specifically, we will discuss:

  • Strategies to garner buy-in and build momentum among deans, faculty, and department chairs for student mental health support efforts
  • How to help faculty better understand what their role is (and isn’t), with direct guidance and clearly defined expectations
  • Ways to equip faculty and academic staff to incorporate well-being support within the academic experience through weekly prompts, syllabus statements, and other easy-to-use tools and resources

Use the drop-down in the banner above to register for one of the sessions. Sessions are best suited for Provosts, Vice Provosts, Dean of Faculty, Assistant Provosts. Registration for each session is limited to three attendees per institution.

  • Wednesday, October 27 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Tuesday, November 16 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Thursday, January 27| 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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