February Faculty Development Workshop (CAPS, Sem, & GS)

February Faculty Development Workshop (CAPS, Sem, & GS)
Date Thursday, February 24, 2022
5:30 - 8 p.m.
Location ANC E301 - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsCOVID-19 Information For the safety and wellbeing of Bethel community members and guests, please observe the following if attending in person:
  • Consistent with CDC and MDH guidelines, face coverings are recommended indoors, regardless of vaccination status, when 6' social distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings are required while in academic settings (classrooms, labs, etc.) when 6' distancing cannot be maintained.
  • There are currently no capacity restrictions on the size of university events, but Bethel community members and guests are strongly encouraged to consider distancing to the extent possible to limit the spread of COVID-19.
For more information, visit Bethel's COVID-19 response site.
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Event Description

In-person and virtual attendance available.

Topic: Enhancing Resilience and Responding to the Pile-up of Stressors of Students

Presenter: Dr. Ben Lim

The one overwhelming stressor our students experience is the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelter-in-place, lockdowns, and vaccine mandates have rippling effects on the mental health of students and their families. Transitions from face-to-face instruction to online while coping with COVID challenges has generated angst and languor. Depression, anxiety, loneliness, family distress, and financial difficulties are some mental health challenges students have to cope with, on top of class instructions, assignments, and exams. The facilitators will adapt and integrate Patterson’s Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response Model with Dan Siegel’s Window of Tolerance to help students cope with the pile-up of stressors. Participants will practice clinical skills that will help to enhance and maintain resilience; the art of balancing grace with academic rigors will be discussed and practiced.


5:30PM CST - Light dinner served for those attending in person. Those attending on Zoom are welcome to join for fellowship and conversation at this time. 

6:00PM CST - Faculty Development Workshop begins.

Please view these documents for this event.


Contact Judi Landrum at jlandrum@bethel.edu or Mikaela Taylor at m-taylor@bethel.edu.