5 Ways to Support University Staff and Student Mental Health

5 Ways to Support University Staff and Student Mental Health

In their 2019 study on the health of college students during the previous 12 months, the American College Health Association reported 8.4% of students being diagnosed or treated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In the same study, they found 10% of students were diagnosed or treated for a psychiatric condition. Over the last 20 years, university health staff have seen a dramatic increase in students reporting major depression. The incidence of suicidal thoughts and behavior is also on the rise. Supporting the mental health of university staff and students must be a priority. Explore five things any university can…
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Virtual Conferences Higher Ed Professionals Can’t Miss in 2021

Virtual Conferences Higher Ed Professionals Can’t Miss in 2021

In 2020, the world changed in ways no one in higher education anticipated. On-campus events, including class attendance, came to a halt. University staff, including faculty and advisors, displayed true grit as they worked tirelessly to serve students. It's 2021, and higher education is still feeling the impact of a global health crisis. Most staff and students would agree—we're all figuring out how to live in a new normal. Last year many annual events were canceled, including the array of conferences higher education professionals look forward to attending. Not this year! The conference calendar is complete, and many organizations have…
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Break the Ice: 10 Ice Breaker Ideas For Your New Student Orientation

Break the Ice: 10 Ice Breaker Ideas For Your New Student Orientation

For most students, college orientation is one of their first tastes of life outside of the protective high school bubble. The pressure is on! Not only do students feel a little lost in a sea of faces, but they’re also trying to look like they’re ready to conquer the world. After all, image is vital to survival. As part of the student success team, you can help relieve the pressure. Bring a fun, relaxed vibe to your next new student orientation. Here is how you do it with ice breakers: Reception Line Relay In the spirit of “speed dating,” divide…
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