Cornell University: Creating Community Around Connections Between Student Well-Being, Performance, and Use of Research-Based Instructional Strategies in the Classroom

Category 2: Program Development Grant

Category 2: Well-Being Research Grant

This work builds on the growing momentum around supporting student well-being at Cornell. Its purpose is three-fold. First, examine the connection of learning opportunities inside the classroom to students’ well-being, focusing on the correlation of well-being and 1) student performance, 2) the use of Research Based Instructional Strategies (RBIS) in the classroom, and 3) gender, race, discipline, or level of student. Second, create learning communities for faculty whose classes take part in these studies to facilitate a dialogue around the issues of student well-being in the academic context and how that relates to the classroom. Third, offer a series of workshops where these data will be shared with the Cornell Community to increase faculty commitment to incorporate RBIS into their classroom in ways that foster student well-being.