Students say mental-health breaks from class help them succeed. Here’s how colleges are responding.
- February 2, 2023
- Angela Jenks, anthropology, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 2, 2023
Called a pedagogical wellness specialist, the UC Irvine position involves training instructors to incorporate wellness into their classroom policies and procedures. Theresa Duong, who was hired for the role, said her responsibilities include creating workshops, consulting with professors, and doing research. … “So that means training the faculty to think about wellness in their courses and to integrate well-being strategies into their course design.” … Angela Jenks, an associate professor of teaching in anthropology at UC Irvine and the vice associate dean of faculty development and diversity in the School of Social Sciences, works with Duong to help professors revamp their courses.
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