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Teaching and Learning

Academic Calendar  [click here]

Assisting Students in Distress

How You Can Aid Students in Distress: A Guide for Faculty and Staff

Students encounter stress for a variety of reasons. Academics, family problems, social situations, work, and financial concerns are just some of the sources of stress. While most students cope successfully with the demands of college life, for some the pressures become overwhelming and unmanageable.

The inability to cope effectively with emotional stress poses a serious threat to a student's overall functioning. The expression of interest and concern by a faculty or staff member may be a critical factor in helping a struggling student reestablish the emotional equilibrium necessary for success in a university environment.

Your willingness to respond to students in distress will undoubtedly be influenced by your personal style and your particular beliefs about the limits of responsibility for helping students mature, both emotionally and intellectually. Some students may be more open to assistance than others. In addition, factors such as class size or the nature of your relationship with the student may also have a substantial effect on the type of interactions you have. It's important to be realistic about what you can offer when making a decision about how you can help a student.

How You Can Help Students in Distress: What To Do When You Suspect a Serious Crisis

If you believe there may be imminent danger of harm to a student or someone else, as evidenced by several crisis symptoms, immediately call the San Bernardino police.

If you choose to approach a student you are concerned about or if a student seeks you out, here are some suggestions that might be helpful:

  • Talk to the student in private when both of you have time and are not rushed or preoccupied. Give the student your undivided attention.
  • Be direct and nonjudgmental. Be direct and specific. Express your concern in behavioral, nonjudgmental terms.
  • Listen sensitively. Listen to thoughts and feelings in a sensitive, non-threatening way. Communicate understanding by repeating back the essence of what the student has told you. Try to include both the content and feelings.
  • Refer. Point out that help is available, and emphasize that seeking help is a sign of strength. Make some suggestions about places to go for help.
  • Follow up. Following up is an important part of the process. Check with the student later to find out how he or she is doing, and provide support as appropriate.

Dealing with students in distress can be a stressful and taxing experience. Be sure to take care of yourself, too. Seek support from colleagues and supervisors. It may also be helpful to talk with a counselor.

General Catalog  [click here]

Services for Students with Disabilities

At SSD, we determine eligibility and help implement reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities at American Sports University.

Based in the philosophy that all students should be assured equal access and opportunity, Services for Students with Disabilities works to eliminate physical, instructional and attitudinal barriers by providing reasonable accommodations and fostering awareness within the University community.

Please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail if you have any questions. We look forward to making your experience at the university more accessible!

Based in the philosophy that all students should be assured equal access and opportunity, Services for Students with Disabilities works to eliminate physical, instructional and attitudinal barriers by providing reasonable accommodations and fostering awareness within the University community.

Policies

Faculty Grievance Procedure

A faculty member of American Sports University has the right to seek redress of any grievance related to the terms and conditions of employment. As used in this grievance policy, the term "faculty member" includes all tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track faculty (including visiting faculty) and excludes graduate student titles such as Assistant Instructors and Teaching Assistants.

Each faculty member may express a grievance through the appropriate procedures with the assurance of timely and thorough consideration. Grievants are assured freedom from reprisal for the filing of their grievance. Faculty members can request information regarding the procedure from the ASU office.

Faculty Leave Information

Faculty can find Request for Leave, Sick Leave, Parental Leave and Related Policies forms at the ASU Office.

Honor Code

ASU is currently in the process of creating an Honor Code that embodies the University's core values. Essentially, the Honor Code will state the core values of ASU and how each member of the University is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect towards peers and community.

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