Well-being in Higher Education: Raising Literacy and Advancing the Conversation
February 26 - March 1
Well-being in Higher Education: Raising Literacy and Advancing the Conversation is a collaborative effort between 20+ higher education associations, including AASHE, with the goal of raising the literacy for well-being among participating higher education professionals. This buzzword is seemingly everywhere, but what does it really mean? Why does it matter? How can we each contribute to this critical work?
Come together with fellow higher education professionals to collectively engage with well-being content, brainstorm ideas, deepen your cross-campus relationships, and further your holistic understanding of well-being and its connection to student success. Participate in dozens of cross-association webinar opportunities to learn more about well-being and real-world strategies your members can bring to their campuses.
Expected learning outcomes for this event are that after attending, participants will be able to:
- Articulate why well-being is critical to the mission of higher education
- Discuss how each campus position is inherently a part of well-being work
- Describe the aspects of well-being and differentiate between wellness and well-being
- Identify opportunities for collaboration to increase campus well-being
Check the full schedule of events including these AASHE sessions:
Monday, February 26, 3-3:50 p.m. ET
Developing Climate Hope, Antidotes for Climate Anxiety
In this session, we will present the work that we are doing at Dartmouth, provide a framework for developing climate hope, support participants’ development of their own climate hope-related programs and communications, and enable collaboration amongst participants to improve their outcomes.
Presenters: Marcus Welker, Sustainability Corps Program Manager, Dartmouth; Rachel Kent, Sustainability Program Assistant, Dartmouth; Jackson Walker, Sustainability Fellow, Dartmouth
Wednesday, February 28, 12-12:50 p.m. ET
Systems Change: Wellbeing, Sustainability & Justice
Wellbeing, sustainability, and justice are all complex challenges that demand systems-level thinking to move the needle towards progress. Join us for this important conversation about thinking differently and how it relates to our everyday work.
Presenters: Erin Patchett, Director, Administration and Assessment, Colorado State University; Mark Ferguson, Assistant Vice President, Well-Being, Ohio University; Sophia Agtarap, Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; Thomas Kelly, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of New Hampshire
Friday, March 1, 12-12:50 p.m. ET
Harmony in Habitat: Sustainability as a Path to Wellness in Residential Campus Life
In the pursuit of creating thriving and resilient communities within residential campus life, this webinar aims to shed light on the transformative power of sustainability as a catalyst for individual and collective wellness. Beyond the conventional understanding of sustainability as a mere act of recycling, our expert panel of industry professionals will share their success stories and accomplishments, unraveling the multifaceted dimensions that make sustainability an indispensable pillar for overall well-being.
Presenters: Meghan Fay Zahniser, AASHE;