Faculty, academic advisors, and student affairs counselors impact student wellbeing to the degree they transform each student’s mindset by empowering the self of the student.
Student wellbeing is more than simple observable changes in behavior or short-term boosts to motivation. Student wellbeing is the process of deep change—changing beliefs, assumptions, and paradigms of reality—for example, going from no hope to hope, from resignation to having dreams and a passion to pursue new possibilities, from anxiety and depression to inner peace and happiness.
How to encourage results in wellbeing
Best practices and methods are available for educators that focus on student self-understanding and awareness to produce transformational results in college-age adolescents and young adults. Whether leading the classroom, advising, or overseeing an internship, educators that apply wellbeing best practices effectively can impact their students in transformative ways.