Student Conduct: Assisting Students
Identify students in need of academic or personal support and connect them to proper resources on campus can aid in their success.
Below are some ways in which you can help your students:
- Create a Culture of Caring by being an approachable instructor, normalizing the need for help, including health and wellness resources on your syllabus, looking for warning signs of students struggling, etc.
- Consult with students through office hours, check-ins during class, individual meetings, feedback on assignments, and anonymous feedback opportunities for students throughout the semester.
- View the Faculty/Staff 911 Guide provided by the university for emergency preparedness and campus resources.
- Familiarize yourself with student support resources on campus including the Counseling Center, Student Health Services, MavCares Early Alert Referral, Title IX, MavPASS, Center for Academic Success, Academic College Advisors, Accessibility Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, etc., to be able to refer students to these resources.
- Participate in the Faculty/Staff Mental Health training to be able to identify signs of mental health struggles within students.
- Collaborate across departments with campus partners including Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, and Residential Life.
- Practice active listening and avoid minimizing student experiences.
- Model healthy habits by practicing your own self-care.