Faculty encouraged to use student well-being statement in syllabi


A new Syllabus Statement for Student Well-Being is now available, in time for inclusion in syllabi for winter semester 2021.

The new statement is more comprehensive than the older mental health syllabus statement, and it offers more campus resources to assist students.

“Given the effects of COVID-19 on students’ well-being, it’s especially important that students know about the many campus resources available for support,” said Mary Jo Desprez, director of Wolverine Wellness at University Health Service.

Faculty are encouraged to use the new statement in their syllabi, and schools and colleges are also encouraged to incorporate this statement into their materials for faculty. 

The new statement has already been incorporated into:

The revision process was collaborative, with input and consultation from the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, CRLT, the Student Life Health and Wellness Collective Impact core team, Central Student Government and Rackham Student Government.

Faculty members can request a consultation about student well-being from Wolverine Wellness at University Health Service via the Faculty/GSI Request form: Consultations & Presentations in Support of Student Well-being.


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