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Building learning environments that support student mental health and well-being 

Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Wiederman

Invited speaker Dr. Michael Wiederman, Director of Professional Development and Professor of Biomedical Sciences at School of Medicine Greenville, South Carolina


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The December 2019 Teaching Symposium occurred on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 8:45 AM - 2:45 PM on the Medford Campus.

“Academic performance and student mental health are intertwined. 70% of students on the Medford / Somerville and Fenway campuses and 65% of students on the Health Sciences campuses indicated that emotional or mental difficulties have hurt their academic performance.” - Report of the Mental Health Task Force Report, Tufts University, 2019

These numbers are alarming, and, as faculty, we are increasingly challenged with how best to respond to and support students who are struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns. Sometimes it is difficult to discern which behaviors require urgent attention and which might be an appropriate emotional response to stress. We struggle with how can we hold our standards for academic achievement and at the same time support students’ social and emotional well-being.

If you are interested in learning how to proactively create environments that facilitate student resilience, flourishing, and mental wellness in your courses, join us for CELT’s December 10th Teaching and Learning Symposium.

December 2019 Symposium, Keynote Address

December 2019 Symposium, Keynote Address