Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Classroom Well-Being

Overwhelmingly, faculty care about their students’ well-being and want to provide support. However, it can be difficult to know how to support students in a way that also maintains credibility for their course. This presentation will offer ideas on small and large adjustments to consider that addresses student health and well-being. We invite faculty and staff to come share their strategies to incorporate and promote well-being in the classroom.


  • Everything we offer is optional. We invite you to consider them.
  • Every option will not work for every class. Only you know what will work for your classes.
  • Everyone is on a different journey.
  • It’s okay to start small.
  • This is the beginning of the discussion.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Recording of the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) session on Suicide Prevention, presented during Spring Convocation 2021.

Antiracist Resources during COVID-19
The Multicultural Resource Center have pulled together two collections of resources to assist in teaching and learning about the impacts of COVID-19 and the George Floyd Movement on all of us, and in particular on our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

Understanding the George Floyd Movement

Classroom presentation options

Recommended Syllabus Statement

2 minute wellness activities to begin class

Assignments incorporating wellness

Campus Resources for Healthy Huskies

10 ways to promote well-being in your class

Well-being assessments

Research and Theory on Well-being in Higher education

Student Health by the Numbers

Average Number of Days/Month Affected by Illness

  • Poor mental health:
    • Males: 4.2, Females: 7.2
  • Poor physical health:
    • Males: 2.6, Females: 3.2
  • Poor physical and/or mental health affected daily activities:
    • Males: 2.3, Females: 3.4

Top 4 Mental Health Stressors

  • Roommate/housemate conflict
  • Death of someone close to you
  • Serious illness of someone close to you
  • Termination of personal relationship


  • 4% of students reports having stress, with 52.9% indicating it impacts their academics
Data collected from the 2020 College Student Health Survey.