We have observed students doing exceptionally well despite the pandemic and other stresses, but we can do more to help those who struggle. Even the smallest things can make a big difference in a student's life. The Faculty Development Center and Dean of Students recognize the challenges that our community are facing and, in an effort to support their wellness through these times, we have collaborated to fund faculty in their efforts to support student wellness in their classroom.
The recipients of these awards have been granted up to $250 dollars for their proposed idea and will implement their wellness initiative during the Winter 2023 semester. A few of these initiatives include:
We look forward to the implementation of these initiatives and to learning and sharing about the benefits that they bring to students and the community at large. Given the positive and excited responses that we have received about this initiative, we intend to continue providing these mini-grants to EMU faculty and lecturers in the coming semesters. These mini-grants, for which we seek your financial support, work to both support student wellbeing and to educate our community on the positive impact that these wellness practices can have on our students.