Student Mental Health and the Classroom: Guidance for Faculty

Date: January 11, 2022
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (see description for registration link)

As we continue in this pandemic era, more and more students are presenting with mental health challenges or emotional difficulties that can interfere with their academics. Supporting students is a campus-wide effort that can present unique challenges for faculty. Join us in a discussion featuring NY6 colleagues engaged in helping to support students and faculty around these issues.

In this discussion, we will:

  • Provide some broad context around student and campus mental health concerns;
  • Provide guidance and best practices for faculty on how to best support and work with students navigating mental health issues on campus;
  • Discuss strategies faculty can use to establish boundaries and set expectations in the classroom that will help them strike a balance between compassion and accountability;
  • Discuss strategies aimed at helping to avoid compassion fatigue and burnout.

Panelists will include:
Marcus Hotaling, Ph.D.
Director of the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center, Union College and
President of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Tina Tao, Ed.D.
Coordinator of Retention and Academic Support, St. Lawrence University

David Walden, Ph.D.
Director of the Counseling Center and Lecturer in Psychology, Hamilton College
Board Member, Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Please use this link to register.