CETL Presents Student Anxiety: Challenges and Support

April 23, 2018 at 1:28 pm

The last Teaching and Learning Conversation with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 in Media 238.

The topic will be “Student Anxiety: Challenges and Support.”

Did you know that a rapidly growing number of college students are seeking mental health treatment on campuses throughout the country? “In spring 2017, nearly 40% of college students said they had felt so depressed in the prior year that it was difficult for them to function, and 61% of students said they had “felt overwhelming anxiety” in the same time period, according to an American College Health Association survey of more than 63,000 students at 92 schools.”

Join us and the Office of Counseling Services here at USC Upstate for a Teaching and Learning Conversation (TLC) on what faculty can do to help students through periods of anxiety that tend to negatively affect their academic performance. The articles above and others were inspirational in my decision to sponsor such a workshop.
The desired outcomes of this workshop are:

  • Participants will be aware of campus resources to help students, such as counseling services and other interventions.
  • Participants will be aware of anxiety (important telltale signs) and its impact on student performance, class attendance, and attitude.
  • Participants will become more proactive toward helping students feel more comfortable and confident.

Presenters are Dr. Brooke Hill-Allen, Ellen Towler and Terrence Wyatt.

Please RSVP to cetl@uscupstate.edu.