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Why Mental Health Matters for Colleges and Universities - Student Support Services

Why Mental Health Matters for Colleges and Universities

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 116 with Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Dr. June Parks

Historically, college has always been a time for stress and anxiety – but in December of last year, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a rare public health advisory addressing the nation’s youth mental health crisis. In this episode, Dr. June Parks joins Drumm McNaughton for an important discussion about what’s happening on campuses throughout America and how the mental health crisis is affecting institutions of higher education.

Defining the Role of Academe in the Future of America

Defining the Role of Academe in the Future of America

The Latest Higher Ed News from Dr. Drumm McNaughton

Defining the role of academe in the future of America needs to be addressed and defined by leaders in the Academy. A new administration took office this week—and this is one of the most important transitions in our country’s history. The national acrimony and strife that has been building since the 1980s came to a head this year, exploding into the streets, on campuses and into the headlines. The sharp political divide, Black Lives Matter, the takeover of the U.S. Capitol, the rise of innuendo and slander and divisiveness brings us to a basic question – what is the United States about?

COVID Psychological Impact on Higher Ed Institutions

COVID Psychological Impact on Higher Ed Institutions

with Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Tom Marrs | Changing Higher Ed 069

The COVID psychological impact on Higher Ed institutions is the topic of this Changing Higher Ed Podcast with host, Dr. Drumm McNaughton and guest, Dr. Tom Marrs. Under discussion is crisis recovery for higher education institutions that will continue to remain challenging as the fallout from the pandemic, including increasing economic issues, continue to emerge. Dr. Tom Marrs, is a licensed psychologist and assistant director for client engagement at the Center for Executive Education at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School.

Crisis Recovery for Higher Ed Institutions a Top Priority for 2021

Crisis Recovery for Higher Ed Institutions a Top Priority for 2021

with Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Barbara Mistick | Changing Higher Ed Podcast 068

Crisis recovery for higher education institutions remains at the top of the to-do list entering 2021.  The coronavirus pandemic continues to change the nation’s higher education landscape, which includes 1700 private non-profit colleges. This podcast will feature Barbara Mistick, the president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

2020: A Year of Crises and Opportunities in Higher Education

2020: A Year of Crises and Opportunities in Higher Education

The year 2020 has been a year of crises and opportunities in higher education. The year’s challenges have given higher ed institutions a chance to practice change management, as well as necessitated a sustained focus to build leadership capacity for higher ed and more targeted higher ed branding.

Higher Ed Reputation Management

Higher Ed Reputation Management During Crisis

with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Bill Coletti | Changing Higher Ed 064

With the various factors (the pandemic, the recent election, social unrest, etc.) roiling the nation, reputation management and crisis management have never been more important in higher education. This podcast features Bill Coletti, the CEO of Kith. His company has worked with a number of institutions, including large universities who faced outcries due to sexual harassment challenges as well as institutions that are undertaking mergers.

Will COVID Cause University Transformation?

Will COVID Cause University Transformation? Maybe…

University transformation could be the silver lining of the pandemic. COVID has caused a massive disruption in higher ed, and many question whether it will transform or waste the opportunity.

We’re steadily moving toward the start of the new school year, yet something is off. Normally this time of the year has been marked by excitement—whether that’s because of the return of students, the start of the next phase of life for incoming freshmen, or the sense of camaraderie created by the impending football season

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