PSE must work to ensure student success beyond just academics

January 22, 2016

A recent panel at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities focused on the topic of student well-being, suggesting that it is insufficient for students to excel academically if they do not flourish on campus. While many institutions are measuring learning outcomes, few are specifically measuring student well-being, according to Ashley Finley, National Evaluator for Bringing Theory to Practice. Alisa Stanton, a session panelist and a health promotion specialist at Simon Fraser University, said that her university was trying to include “a focus on well-being in its core institutional policies,” with a particular eye toward underserved students. Inside Higher Ed