Minds That Matter

Minds that Matter

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More more students are coming to GVSU with a variety of mental health challenges and learning differences. Students trying to navigate and succeed in college while managing those challenges need support. Moreover, recent adaptations required to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic have increased student anxiety and depression levels.  Last year, the Pew FTLC sponsored two sessions in our Minds That Matter series which focused on assisting students when these issues are a barrier to learning in the classroom.

Mind That Matter, a Pew FTLC Series, launched in Winter 2020 and offered faculty a chance to explore the nature of these issues more deeply and identify teaching strategies and course design, largely based on universal design for learning (UDL), that can increase student success. Topics were offered on both Anxiety and Depression and featured a panel presentation and discussion from faculty experts.

We are pleased to offer online access to these previously recorded sessions to all GVSU Faculty.  Click the links below to view the session of interest as well as access any handouts/materials associated with that session.

View the recorded Anxiety Session (recording and materials)

View the recorded Depression Session (recording and materials)

View the NEW Autism Spectrum Disorder Handout


WINTER 2020 MINDS THAT MATTER SERIES

Depression

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Dr. Patty Stow Bolea

Social Work and Pew FTLC

FACILITATOR

 

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Dr. Mary Bower
Psychology
PANELIST

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Leijhi Koval
Disability Support Resources
PANELIST

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Dr. Monica Lackups-Fuentes
University Counseling Center Resources
PANELIST

January 29, 2020
JHZ 3068 (Zumberge Hall in Allendale)
12 p.m.–1 p.m.

VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

12–12:15 p.m.—What is Depression and What does Depression look like in the classroom from Dr. Mary Bower
12:15–12:25 p.m.—Student Perspective on Depression in the classroom from Kristen Cundiff
12:25–12:30 p.m.—Universal Design Resources responsive to Depression from Dr. Patty Stow Bolea
12:30–12:35 p.m.—University Counseling Center Resources from Dr. Monica Lackups-Fuentes
12:35–12:40 p.m.—Disability Support resources from Leijhi Koval
12:40–1:00 p.m.—Open Discussion with panel


Anxiety

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Dr. Patty Stow Bolea

Social Work and Pew FTLC

FACILITATOR

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Dr. Mary Bower
Psychology
PANELIST

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Julia VanderMolen
Public Health
PANELIST

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Melissa Selby-Theut
University Counseling Center
PANELIST

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Jason Osborne
Disability Support Resources
PANELIST

February 19, 2020,
JHZ 3000 (Zumberge Hall in Allendale),
12 p.m.–1 p.m.

VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

12–12:15 p.m.—What is Anxiety and what does anxiety look like in the classroom from Dr. Mary Bower
12:15–12:25 p.m.—Student Perspective on Anxiety from Katherine Carbajo and Lynn Hancsak
12:25–12:30 p.m.—Universal Design Resources responsive to Anxiety from Dr. Julia Vandermolen
12:30–12:35 p.m.—University Counseling Center Resources from Melissa Selby-Theut
12:35–12:40 p.m.—Disability Support resources from Jason Osborn
12:40–1:00 p.m.—Open Discussion with panel


Attention Deficit Disorder & Learning Disabilities

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Dr. Patty Stow Bolea

Social Work and Pew FTLC

FACILITATOR

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Paula Lancaster
College of Education
PANELIST

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Jason Osborne
Disability Support Resources
PANELIST

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Abraham Eapen
University Counseling Center
PANELIST

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

March 18, 2020
DEV 119E (Pew GR Campus)
11 a.m.–12 p.m.

 


Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Dr. Patty Stow Bolea

Social Work and Pew FTLC

FACILITATOR

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Jamie Owen Deschryver
Psychology
PANELIST

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Amy Matthews
Psychology
PANELIST

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Dana Munk
Movement Science
PANELIST

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Bonnie Dykstra
University Counseling Center
PANELIST

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Shontaye Witcher
Disability Support Resources
PANELIST

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

April 1, 2020
JHZ 3068 (Zumberge Hall in Allendale)
12 p.m.–1 p.m.