Students can have a hard time with the pressure of University studies.  This is important for you, as a Faculty member to know, because you have immediate contact with students.  Anxiety can cause students to miss class as they become overwhelmed by the many challenges they face.  Sometimes anxiety is triggered by a number of small situations that build (assignments, quizzes, scheduling, homework), and sometimes the trigger is a big event, such as taking College classes for the first time.

Please watch this 7-1/2 minute video by The Chronicle of Higher Education that gives students a chance to share how they cope with stress.

Facing Anxiety (7:25)

As classes start please watch for anxiety and listen to your students for signs that they may need extra support. Here are links to health and well-being resources for UAS:

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Health and well-being. (n.d.). Retrieved January 10, 2020, from

Schmalz, J. (2017, December 11). Facing Anxiety. Retrieved January 10, 2020, from