This week on the Teaching & Learning Community Blog, meet two new proposed blog projects for the coming academic year: “Core Matters” and “Mentally Healthy.”
The Core Matters project is introduced here, and offers an effort to progressively build a compendium of brief on-line essays about what actually happens in UP Core classes and how that contributes to UP’s identity as a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core. As proof of concept, a first post for the series talks about how PSY 101: General Psychology helps students confront the classic question of ‘who are you’ while also learning about more contemporary issues of diversity and difference.
The Mentally Healthy project is introduced here as an effort to progressively build an on-line handbook for faculty and academic staff concerned about student mental health. This project builds off TL blogging from last year, and starts with some quick links to resources that might be useful for anyone at UP who is thinking about how to attend to student well-being as part of a successful education.
For more information contact Andrew Guest, psychological sciences, at email@example.com.