Resilience: Wellbeing in
Action for College Students
ZSR Conversations and
Connections
April 5, 2014
Penny Rue, Ph.D., Vic...
Vice President for Campus Life
 The voice of students at the Cabinet
 Student engagement and ownership
 Education outsi...
Which Factor most affects Academic
Performance?
1. Stress
2. Anxiety
3. Sleep difficulties
4. Extracurricular activities
5...
Student well-being hurdles
The fog of depression
What % of college students “felt so depressed it was
difficult to function”?
a. 10%
b. 20%
c. 30%
d....
Foundational Support and Response
Student well-being strategies
Sleep and the college student
In the past seven days, how many days did the
majority of students say they felt tired, drag...
Exercise recommendations
The American Heart
Association
recommends moderate
intensity aerobic
exercise for 30 minutes
5 da...
Stress producers
They worry about parents:
Pleasing
Being respected
Not meeting your expectations
Not being a burden
T...
The anatomy of stress
– read over notes again
– read over descriptions of
articles
– go over flash cards
– read How Sociol...
Balance and resilience
What builds resilience?
The American
Psychological
Association
notes the
heightened
need for
resilience in
today’s
rapidly...
Wake makes a splash!
Human beings, not human doings
Faculty Fellows Program
Specialized Support Services
Learning Assistance
Center & Disability
Services
• Academic Coaching &
Study Skills
• Disabil...
We plan to Thrive!
Thrive empowers Wake
Forest faculty, staff and
students to live in
alignment with the eight
dimensions ...
How will we know?
A research team of faculty and administrators are
creating a measurement strategy based on the
latest we...
Conceptual Model
Well-Being Mediators: Skills,
Habits, Behaviors, Attitudes,
Beliefs, Expectations, and
Resources
Wellbein...
Student Focus Group Reynolds Gym/
Wellness Center Word Clouds
Before and After
What’s next?
Resilience: Wellbeing in
Action for College Students
ZSR Conversations and
Connections
April 5, 2014
Penny Rue, Ph.D., Vic...
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Connections & Conversations - Resilience: Wellbeing in Action for College Students - Penny Rue

  1. 1. Resilience: Wellbeing in Action for College Students ZSR Conversations and Connections April 5, 2014 Penny Rue, Ph.D., Vice President for Campus Life
  2. 2. Vice President for Campus Life  The voice of students at the Cabinet  Student engagement and ownership  Education outside the classroom  Campus climate and community  Strategic leadership for student life departments  Student well-being and safety
  3. 3. Which Factor most affects Academic Performance? 1. Stress 2. Anxiety 3. Sleep difficulties 4. Extracurricular activities 5. Cold/sore throat/flu 6. Depression 7. Concern for a friend or family member 8. Internet use/computer games 1. 39% 2. 29% 3. 26% 4. 22% 5. 19% 6. 14% 7. 12% 8. 12%
  4. 4. Student well-being hurdles
  5. 5. The fog of depression What % of college students “felt so depressed it was difficult to function”? a. 10% b. 20% c. 30% d. 40%
  6. 6. Foundational Support and Response
  7. 7. Student well-being strategies
  8. 8. Sleep and the college student In the past seven days, how many days did the majority of students say they felt tired, dragged out, or sleepy during the day? a. 0 days b. 1-2 days c. 3-5 days d. 6+ days
  9. 9. Exercise recommendations The American Heart Association recommends moderate intensity aerobic exercise for 30 minutes 5 days a week, or high intensity aerobic exercise for 20 minutes 3 days a week What % of Wake Forest students meet these goals? a. 20% b. 40% c. 60% d. 80%
  10. 10. Stress producers They worry about parents: Pleasing Being respected Not meeting your expectations Not being a burden They’re inundated: A challenging economy Methods to disconnect from themselves Superficially connect with others Missed opportunities to improve tolerance of themselves and learn to problem solve
  11. 11. The anatomy of stress – read over notes again – read over descriptions of articles – go over flash cards – read How Sociologists do research – go over flash cards again – go over descriptions of articles again – read notes again – review research methods – go over flash cards
  12. 12. Balance and resilience
  13. 13. What builds resilience? The American Psychological Association notes the heightened need for resilience in today’s rapidly changing world. They suggest:  Nurture close relationships  See crises as manageable  Seek opportunities for self-discovery  Develop realistic goals and move towards them  Keep things in perspective  Maintain a hopeful outlook The Center for Creative Leadership recommends mindfulness strategies to focus attention in positive ways
  14. 14. Wake makes a splash!
  15. 15. Human beings, not human doings
  16. 16. Faculty Fellows Program
  17. 17. Specialized Support Services Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services • Academic Coaching & Study Skills • Disability Accommodations SAFE Office • Sexual and Relationship Violence • 24-hour Availability CHOICES • Substance Abuse • Prevention and Intervention CARE Team • Threat Assessment • Behavioral Intervention
  18. 18. We plan to Thrive! Thrive empowers Wake Forest faculty, staff and students to live in alignment with the eight dimensions of wellbeing: physical, spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, environmental and financial. Wellbeing is not the absence of disease, illness and stress but the presence of purpose, joyful relationships and healthy habits. Wellbeing is intentional.
  19. 19. How will we know? A research team of faculty and administrators are creating a measurement strategy based on the latest wellbeing research
  20. 20. Conceptual Model Well-Being Mediators: Skills, Habits, Behaviors, Attitudes, Beliefs, Expectations, and Resources Wellbeing Outcomes
  21. 21. Student Focus Group Reynolds Gym/ Wellness Center Word Clouds
  22. 22. Before and After
  23. 23. What’s next?
  24. 24. Resilience: Wellbeing in Action for College Students ZSR Conversations and Connections April 5, 2014 Penny Rue, Ph.D., Vice President for Campus Life

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