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New for Faculty! Series on Supporting Students

Some student issues and concerns, beyond the academic, might impact teaching and learning in your classroom in ways you may not have considered. Why not invest an hour in being prepared? This series of lunch hour presentations will offer faculty members insights and strategies for supporting students with a variety of concerns.

Topics      

  • Supporting Students with Access and Accommodations
  • Supporting Students in Distress
  • When Discipline and Appeals Issues Arise
  • Health & Safety Measures while Supporting Students

Supporting Students with Access and Accommodations

Monday, September 25

12:00 to 1:00 pm
 

Halifax: Killam Library, Room B400

Truro (via video-conference): Cox Institute, Room 211
 

The Student Accessibility Centre works as a change-agent to improve access for our students and campus community. In this session, Quenta Adams, Director of Advising and Access Services, will discuss how some low effort, high impact practices can open your course to the broadest group of students. She will be available to answer your questions about supporting your students with access and accommodation strategies.

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Supporting Students in Distress

Tuesday, September 26

12:00 to 1:00 pm
 

Halifax: Killam Library, Room B400

Truro (via video-conference): Cox Institute, Room 211
 

Mental health for students is a campus wide responsibility. Joanne Mills, Psychologist and the Director of Counselling & Psychological Services will offer a presentation for faculty members focused on increasing your awareness and understanding of student mental illness and mental health problems, thus increasing your confidence to support students. She will offer information and resources to help you identify and respond to students in distress, and will discuss all the available mental health services and supports for students at Dalhousie, including how to make a good referral for students, and how students will now be able to access the services of psychologists, physicians, counsellors, nurses, a social worker and a psychiatrist who work collaboratively to provide the best care in a timely way.

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When Discipline and Appeals Issues Arise

This session has been cancelled and will be rescheduled later in the Fall term.

Suppose you have a student who, in your opinion, has done something that you feel must be addressed. Who do you call? What could happen? What will your role be? Bob Mann, Manager of Discipline and Appeals, talks about Dalhousie’s judicial system and walks through some of the basic “do’s and don’ts” of being involved in disciplinary matters involving students.”


Health & Safety Measures while Supporting Students

Thursday, September 28

11:30 am to 1:00 pm
 

Halifax: Killam Library, Room B400

Truro (via video-conference): MacRae Library
 

This presentation will focus on providing faculty members with information and expanded skills to deal with students in distress. Facilitators Christina Elgee (Student Health Outreach Nurse), Hazel Ling (Social Worker), Joanne Mills (Director of Counselling), Diane Hawco (Ombudsperson), and Jake MacIssac (Security Services) will discuss issues of importance to faculty members, such as: recognizing common signs, taking care of your personal safety, clarifying professional boundaries, locating the necessary resources for assistance, and knowing how to appropriately approach a situation with a student exhibiting escalating behaviour. 

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