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Bystander moves on the job: How to help your students intervene in professional settings

When it comes to preventing sexual harassment and assault, small actions can make a big difference. When students see disrespect or pressure, they can practice “bystander intervention”: stepping in to reinforce community values and...
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Metacognition: A key to helping students study more effectively

Succeeding academically requires students to create effective study habits and develop systems that best support their goals. Yet many students aren’t clearly defining what those goals are, strategizing about the effectiveness of their current...
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Clarifying affirmative consent and moving beyond consent to enthusiasm

Sometimes, people dismiss “affirmative consent” as a series of awkward verbal questions: “May I put my hand on your leg? What about on your thigh?” But this isn’t realistic to how people actually communicate.In...
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How to help your students push back on perfectionism

Perfectionism can be difficult to spot as a problem, especially among high-performing students and in high-stress environments. But it’s critical to pay attention to students who are struggling with the pressure to be perfect...
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Are your students struggling with sleep debt? Here’s how to help

Student loan debt isn’t the only deficit students have to worry about—sleep debt can also leave them feeling depleted. “Sleep debt is an accumulation of sleep deprivation,” says Dr. Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist...
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How to help your students create a positive sexual culture on campus—and why that...

Sometimes, attending to the unwanted “details” of our social culture—like a negative stereotype or an offhand comment—can feel like an unnecessary luxury. We may feel it is more important to address violence and coercion...
Supporting students: How to connect them with campus resources

Supporting students: How to connect them with campus resources

College campuses are packed with free or reduced-fee resources that can support students’ success and help them through crises. But getting students to use these resources often takes coaxing. As faculty and staff, you...
Help students find their active bystander style

Help students find their active bystander style

Bystander intervention is a highly effective tool for making our campuses and communities safer. Intervening in troubling situations prevents them from escalating and causing more harm. Culturally, bystander intervention is an important practice because...
How to help students get the hang of sleep

How to help students get the hang of sleep

Is your student sleeping much? At night—or in lectures? Many college students are night owls, prone to staying up late, then sleeping well into the morning or crashing during the day.Your student’s memory, mood,...
How to help students get physically active

How to help students get physically active

Most students become less physically active in college, research shows. But they want to get moving. The key is reframing how we think about exercise. Emphasize the immediate rewards: Increased energy Enhanced mood Improved...