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Faculty supporting student wellbeing and mental health

In this post we are sharing a Faculty resource for creating a culture of caring: Practical Approaches to Support Student Wellbeing and Mental Health (a brochure created by Active Minds). Here are some of...

How Faculty Can Support Students during Social Isolation

Faculty play an important role in the lives of college students. There is much stress and anxiety that faculty need to manage. In this webinar, JED’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sofia B. Pertuz,...

Coping with Coronavirus – Guide for Faculty

In this post, we are sharing with you a publication by The Chronicle of Higher Education, titled: Coping with Coronavirus: How faculty members can support students in traumatic times.

Stay Mentally Strong

According to VIA (Institute on Character), ‘focusing on your greatest qualities, and those of others, can help you feel more in control and centered during major life changes. Research shows that using your strengths in...

3 Minute Breathing

It’s crucial, more than ever, that we all take care of ourselves physically and mentally during this time of high anxiety and social isolation. We are sharing with you some wellbeing practices based on...

Suggestions from CTL Friends

We started collecting recommendations for additional useful resources. We’ll keep updating this post with new resources as they come our way. General Resources, tips and tutorials: Google Hangout Tutorial A more comprehensive Google Tutorial: http://www.marilynsguide.com/...

How to be a teacher… during an epidemic

This is how: Be kind Be real Be humble Be realistic Be intentional Be transparent Be patient Be inclusive Be discerning Be helpful And take care of yourself and others!

A Way to Check in with Colleagues & Students

Our most recent YouTube video below, CTL Roses and Thorns, steps through a “check in” process you could use with your students within any modality–online, in person, and email among many others. In the...

Quiet Space for Faculty

We will hold a quiet space every Monday from 12:30 to 1:00 pm at the CTL.  Stop by anytime and stay as long as you’d like – there is no agenda and no program. ...

Wel.Co.Me – Promoting Wellbeing Pedagogies

We believe that faculty and student wellness and success are interdependent. In order for faculty to apply caring pedagogy, to recognize the impact of stress on learning, and to help their students be well,...

Reading Circle: Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy

This semester we will be reading ‘Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy – Social Justice in Higher Education‘ by Beth Berila.  At each Reading Circle session we will talk about one selected chapter from this book...

Contemplative Practices – Bibliography

This is a wonderful and quite comprehensive bibliography of published research on mindfulness and contemplative practices in higher education, compiled by the center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CMind). The project welcomes any suggestions...