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The Faculty Role For most students at the University, personal

Summary: The Faculty Role
For most students at the University, personal
and academic pursuits provide healthy
experiences with positive results. However, for
some, this time produces high levels of
psychological distress and/or risky behaviors
such as hazardous drinking or drug use. As a
faculty member or teaching assistant (TA),
your on-going relationship with students allows
you to detect changes in an individual's
behavior that may signal a more serious
You can play a unique role in assisting students
through a difficult situation or experience.
Students appreciate faculty and TA opinions
and you can serve as a reliable and confidential
source of information about the resources
already in place at the University. Faculty and
TAs are not expected to take on the role of
counselor, but the following steps can help you


Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences