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Campus Policies. January 23, 2014 Michelle Olding Su-Ting Teo. Why?. Policies set how things are done They articulate priorities, values, and beliefs They have direct impact on the students, staff, and faculty (learning, teaching, working). Policy Backgrounder. Objectives

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Campus policies

Campus Policies

January 23, 2014

Michelle Olding

Su-Ting Teo


Campus policies
Why?

  • Policies set how things are done

  • They articulate priorities, values, and beliefs

  • They have direct impact on the students, staff, and faculty (learning, teaching, working)


Policy backgrounder
Policy Backgrounder

Objectives

  • To better understand the scope and content of policies related to mental health

  • To identify any promising practices in post-secondary policy development and review

  • To identify some common challenges and debates underlying the development of student mental health policy


Policy backgrounder1
Policy Backgrounder

Methods:

  • Review of academic and grey literature

  • Institutional policy review

  • Key Informant Discussions (directors of student counselling services, accommodation services,





Ryerson university
Ryerson University

  • Statement of Commitment

    • Ryerson is committed to the success of all its community members by creating an environment that is supportive of mental well-being. This includes an ongoing dedication to creating and sustaining a supportive campus culture and institutional ethos without stigmatization and discrimination with regard to mental health. …

  • Policy Principles

    • be respectful of human dignity, the whole person, multiple perspectives and experience, as well as individual privacy and confidentiality

    • establish flexible responses with processes that do not impose undue barriers and stress for all involved parties

    • promote a collaborative, compassionate and flexible approach to problem resolution and avoid creating more adversarial processes


Questions
Questions:

  • Statement of commitment to mental health and well-being:

    • is it intended to have any force? (ie what is its purpose?)

  • Over arching policy principles:

    • What force and effect would they have and who would approve them?

    • How would this document influence the policies that are developed across the university?

    • How does intersect with the Accessibility inclusion lens work being done?

    • Policy principles are general good policy development, how does this add?