COVID-19 has created a cataclysmic shift in how universities operate in an effort to protect the physical well-being of students. Far less discussed, however, is the mental health impact on college-aged students. Colleges and universities have an urgent responsibility to use their research prowess and student support infrastructure to gather information about how best to serve our students, now and into the future, and to address the serious challenges young people face.

Publishing findings on all of our research in an open-source and accessible way will allow all of us to benefit from one another’s work. Through this contribution, you are sharing your work on treatment protocols and student support with a global audience.

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This forum is an open, accessible database intended to advance the professional and personal well-being of all students enrolled in higher education. The information, findings, and research published here are done so for the good of the broader community by many institutions and individuals committed to improving higher education. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and forum participants on this web site do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Boise State University or its administration, the Idaho State Board of Education, or the State of Idaho.


Abstracts from 2020

The Psychological Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Influence of Social Support on Psychological Distress, Kylee D. Amos and Clarissa M.E. Richardson (Mentor)


Boise State University Reintegration Guide, Boise State University


Reaching Out Handbook, Boise State University


4 Weird Things That Happen When You Videoconference, Norm Friesen


Beyond the Food Pantry: Supporting #RealCollege Students During COVID-19, Sara Goldrick-Rab


#RealCollege During the Pandemic: New Evidence on Basic Needs Insecurity and Student Well-Being, Sara Goldrick-Rab, Vanessa Coca, Gregory Kienzl, Carrie R. Welton, Sonja Dahl, and Sarah Magnelia


Flexible Teaching at Boise State: A Guide for Faculty, Leslie Madsen

Online Learning in STEM Courses During Times of Disruption, Ulises J. Trujillo Garcia, Krishna Pakala (Mentor), Samantha Schauer (Mentor), Diana Bairaktarova, Bhaskar Chittoori, and Devshikha Bose