Student Success Forum
Date: Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: St. Olaf College
“Restoring Resilience for College Students,” our keynote address, will be given by Henry Emmons, M.D. Mental health problems like anxiety and depression are epidemic in colleges across the country. We will explore the core factors in resilience, their scientific basis, what goes wrong and how to help today’s students achieve greater vitality, equanimity, openness and connection. Dr. Emmons has had a 25-year career in college mental health that includes work at seven of our member institutions; he has given talks and workshops at several of those institutions as well as national organizations devoted to college mental health. More background on Dr. Emmons.
Our agenda will also feature examples of steps member institutions are undertaking to address resiliency through:
- Preventative mental health and wellness, and
- Efforts to address the needs of first-generation college students.
The agenda will include time for small group conversation to process some of the questions that are raised as we consider opportunities and challenges tied to in our own work. More details on the agenda will be shared, including through the Student Success Listserv, as we get closer to the date.
Interested campus contacts are welcome to register to attend. Forum attendees have regularly included staff from academic affairs, student affairs and student success offices; staff from other areas have found the meetings valuable too, including staff from career services, multicultural affairs, institutional research and specific programs.
Thanks to the members of the planning committee —and St. Olaf College for hosting.
If you have questions or feedback about the plans for this Forum, please contact John Manning, the Council’s director of communications (firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-228-9061).