Higher ed is in a seemingly constant state of flux--and along with it, the lives of students, faculty, and staff. Covid-19 outbreaks on college campuses reopened for classes this fall have led to a chaotic start to the semester, with some institutions returning to a fully virtual platform and others enacting new restrictions for student activities. Increasing uncertainty, abrupt changes, and the lasting effects of the unexpected shutdown last spring are causing concerns for the well-being of faculty and students alike.
To examine this essential issue facing higher ed institutions, The Chronicle brings together a panel of experts to discuss what it will take to ensure that everyone on campus can thrive during these uncertain and incredibly challenging times.
- How can college leaders respond to the uncertainty and sense of loss and isolation?
- What resources and tools are campuses using to care for the well-being of their constituents?
- What are the physical and psychological implications of the constant state of change?
- Stacia Alexander, Director of the Paul Quinn College Mental Health Clinic
- Sarah Brown, Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Monica Osburn, Executive Director of the North Carolina State University Counseling Center
- Corey Wallack, Executive Director Health and Wellness at Syracuse University
- Asia Wong, Director of Student Affairs and Student Health Services at Loyola University New Orleans
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ON DEMAND: An alarming number of students struggle with mental-health challenges like depression and anxiety. The pandemic has exacerbated the crisis. Join a forum on trends in mental-health care and what can be done to help students. With Support From TimelyMD. Watch on demand.
ON DEMAND; Two years into the pandemic, faculties are desperate for relief. Teaching is harder than ever, students are disengaged, many face mental-health struggles, and crises keep coming. How can colleges better support faculty members amid those challenges? With Support From O’Donnell. Watch on demand.
ON DEMAND: Colleges want to engage students in campus efforts to support sustainability and energy efficiency. Join this virtual forum, where experts will discuss how colleges can use apps and other tools to build such interest. With Support From HP. Watch on demand.
ON DEMAND: Covid-19 has forced colleges of all sizes to continually adapt their response, but that depends greatly on a university’s location and size. Large universities have faced some of the biggest challenges, grappling with tight student housing, along with changing testing protocols and quarantine requirements. This virtual forum examines the lessons health officers and administrators have learned over the past two years and how they are rethinking their strategies for the future. With Support From Color. Watch on demand.
ON DEMAND: As the coronavirus continues to mutate, college campuses are revisiting their existing Covid protocols. What do campus health officials foresee for the remainder of the year in the wake of the winter’s Omicron surge? They will share their insights at a virtual forum, “Changing Campus Covid Protocols.” With Support From Quest Diagnostics. Watch on demand.