Addressing Student Stress At The End Of The Semester

Health Promotion: Addressing Student Stress at the End of the Semester

This blog post is the second in a series of posts from NDSU Health Promotion. With the understanding that students’ health and well-being affect every facet of their lives, including their academic performance, we have created a series of posts with information and practical tips for faculty to promote health and well-being in their classroom. For each topic in the series, we asked our peer educators—the Body Project, Healthy Herd Champions, and Violence Prevention Educators—to provide us with their point of view as students, and we have incorporated their feedback throughout each post.

This post focuses on addressing student stress at the end of the semester, while a future post will focus on addressing student stress at the beginning of the semester.

Student Stress During Dead Week and Finals
As we head into the end of the semester, we know that student stress often rises as we move closer to dead week and finals week. This semester students report that they are feeling more stress than ever due to the challenges of attending college while surviving a global pandemic, and we know that will only intensify in the coming weeks. Continue reading “Addressing Student Stress At The End Of The Semester”

Alternative Assessments: Thinking Beyond the Test

Alternative Assessments: Thinking Beyond the Test

Alternative Assessments: Thinking Beyond the Test

 

 

In this presentation, Lori Sweeney offers important considerations about different kinds of assessments. When we first think of assessment, we tend to think of tests, but there are many different ways we can assess student learning. Many of these other options may also be more conducive to the HyFlex model we are currently working in, as well. Continue reading “Alternative Assessments: Thinking Beyond the Test”

How do we promote health and well-being in the classroom?

girl resting with hot beverage

This series of blog posts from NDSU Health Promotion will explore how faculty can promote health and well-being from the classroom. Before we begin, we want to give a brief overview of NDSU Health Promotion’s mission and values. NDSU Health Promotion, within Student Health Service, engages the broader campus community to inform, educate and empower students to make healthy decisions that enhance their success and well-being. We understand the reciprocal relationship between health and learning, and we partner with other NDSU services and resources to foster a campus climate that supports health and well-being.

Health Promotion Peer Education Groups

One of the many ways we do this is through our peer education groups. Peer educators are students who serve as leaders and role models to fellow students and encourage others to make responsible and healthy lifestyle choices. There are three peer education groups in Health Promotion, each with their own focus on specific aspects of well-being.

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Test Integrity: Strategies for Deterring Cheating in Online Exams

test integrity: strategies for deterring cheating in online exams

test integrity: strategies for deterring cheating in online exams

 

In this presentation, Lorna Olsen will discuss methods for preventing cheating in online tests. Faculty have, rightly so, been concerned about this issue and have been asking about it since the HyFlex model was announced. Fortunately, there are strategies you can employ to minimize and deter cheating.

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Discussion By Design: Using Discussion Boards Effectively

Discussions by Design: Using Discussion Boards Effectively

Discussions By Design: Using Discussion Boards Effectively
In this video Lori Swinney goes over how to use discussion boards effectively. This video, and this blog post, will look at why one should use discussion boards, some tips about how to make them more interactive, and will briefly highlight the processes for using them in blackboard. Discussion boards do take some time and planning, but they are a great way to engage students in higher-level learning.

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HyFlex Training: Part 2

HyFlex Trainings: Part 2

HyFlex Part2 video link

 

The above video is part 2 of the NDSU HyFlex training offered by the Learning and Applied Innovation Center team at NDSU and led by Tammy Cummings.

Those of you who did not see the Part 1 video talking about the basics of HyFlex at NDSU can view it here. Or, for a quick recap, read our blog post covering Part 1. If you are still unsure about what HyFlex is, or looks like at NDSU, see the Part 1 video first.

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How We Learn

Have you ever thought about how you learn? We’re in academia, so I’m sure at one point or another you’ve spent a little bit of time wondering if you could be studying more efficiently or wondering if you’ll retain information you just learned.  Given how crunched we are for time, I know more than once I’ve spent a few precious moments trying to determine the most efficient way to maximize my learning and retention.

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HyFlex Training: Part 1

HyFlex Training: Part 1

HyFlex Training Part 1 video link

 

In the video above, you’ll hear from Sharley Kurtz and Daniel Erichsen about HyFlex and how it will operate at NDSU this fall semester. This blog post is going to highlight some of the main discussion points brought up in the video. More information can be found by checking out Part 2 and Part 3 of the HyFlex training offered through the Learning and Applied Innovation Center.
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