Community College Student Mental Health: Faculty Experiences and Institutional Actions (Hardcover)

Community College Student Mental Health: Faculty Experiences and Institutional Actions By Amanda O. Latz, Debbie L. Sydow (Other), Kate Thirolf (Other) Cover Image
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Community college student mental health is a critical topic among community college leaders, faculty, and staff. Mental health concerns among community college students are more prevalent and more pronounced than among students at four-year institutions. The recent pandemic has further amplified students' mental health concerns. Poor mental health can negatively affect student success outcomes such as persistence within courses, grade point average, and credential completion. Even though the research in this area is growing, additional work is necessary to fully grasp the scope and details of the issue.

Within this book, Latz outlines the contours of the issue by explaining what is already known. She then uses data from a study involving interviews with community college faculty to further explain the issue from their unique and important vantage points. Readers will learn about both the professional lives of community college faculty and their experiences with and perspectives of their students, many of whom navigate mental health issues. The book is concluded with robust recommendations for community college leaders who are seeking ways to better support their students.

About the Author

Dr. Amanda O. Latz is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Community College Leadership at Ball State University. Her research agenda includes understanding the lived experiences of community college students and faculty.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781475860153
ISBN-10: 1475860153
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2023
Pages: 206
Language: English