The Syllabus: Support for Students' Learning & Well-Being-Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

The Syllabus: Support for Students' Learning & Well-Being

Your syllabus can send a positive signal of your support for students' learning and well-being by including a section with recommendations and encouragement for students to take care of themselves and seek help when they need it. This section can also provide students with important information for getting help, including direct links and contact information for support services. And, if you feel so inclined, this section is also a place to directly invite students to reach out to you when they have questions or need help.

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The excerpts below provide some sample language for you to draw on as you consider including this section in your syllabus. 

Take care of yourself

Take care of yourself option 2

Healthy Balance

Basic Mental Health

Signs and Resources

Personal Investment