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Heather Coltman 2020
Dr. Heather Coltman
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

A Message from the Provost

Dear Colleagues,

On May 17, my office and the Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI) jointly hosted a cross-divisonal virtual town hall focusing on how faculty and staff can serve as mental health allies for students and care for their own mental health. The speaker, Dr. Negar Shekarabi, gave an excellent overview of how those of us in higher education can understand and respond to the current mental health crisis on college campuses, and the conversation following the presentation was just as informative.

One of the resources discussed was JMU's Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which any faculty or staff member can access. 

You can view a recording of the session and view the handouts online. If reviewing these materials leads to thoughts or suggestions you would like to share, please email me or CFI. We’d love to have your feedback.



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