It has been said that students in college are at one of the most vulnerable points in their lives: away from home, pressured by academic requirements and social responsibilities, feeling their way through new relationships and opportunities.
In addition to these “normal” stressors of college life, many students are attempting to accomplish an overwhelming combination of busy, unduly loaded class schedules, extracurricular responsibilities, work and social activities.
How do these issues affect students? What can faculty members do about those effects?
Those questions will guide the next University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education session.
Nell Davidson, director of University Health Service, will give an overview of the kinds of effects that stress has on our students.
In addition, the session will cover the progress of a three-year grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration the university was awarded to advance a public health approach to suicide prevention on campus. During this session, faculty also can learn how they might help a student who appears to be struggling.
This session will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Allen Memorial Medical Library’s Herrick Room (use Adelbert Road doors).