Well-Being and Equity Webinar
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
In partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), BTtoP held a webinar on the links between student well-being and educational equity. Academic research and campus practice have emphasized the importance of well-being as a condition of student success and a core goal of educating the whole student. In recent years, the importance of student well-being as an equity imperative has become more and more evident, often due to the advocacy and activism of students themselves. What does it mean to place support for student flourishing at the center of the equity agenda? What does it mean to place equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our understanding of student well-being? This webinar explored both questions, with a focus on students whose experience of marginality often undermines their success and thriving: students of color, first-generation students, low-income students, and adult working students.
Jo Ellyn Walker, Wellness Director, Georgetown Scholars Program, Georgetown University
Nicole Brocato, Wellbeing Assessment Director, Wellbeing Collaborative, Wake Forest University
Caitlin Salins, Executive Project Manager, Bringing Theory to Practice