Conversations with Faculty about Student Mental Health
Event Type
Broadening Participation in Computing
TimeThursday, September 1612:30pm - 1:15pm CDT
DescriptionIn recent years, campuses across the world have given increasing attention to student mental health. Students are affected by stressors like pressure to meet deadlines, lacking a sense of belonging, and fear of failure. Faculty are getting increasing requests for extensions and leniency due to mental health crises. In this session, the panelists address how they’ve fostered a culture of support among their students by sharing stories about times they've discussed mental health with students. This session aims to show students that it’s okay to share their experiences and to show faculty best practices on answering mental health concerns when they come up.