Advancing the Student Life Health and Wellness Common Agenda and Learning Outcomes
The work of Health & Wellness Collective Impact (HWCI) is informed and adapted from the Stanford Social Innovation Review article on Collective Impact (Kania & Kramer, 2011). This framework emphasizes that no single unit, however innovative or influential can foster personal and community well-being alone. Instead, Collective Impact brings people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change. Individual health and well-being issues are interdependent and do not impact campus culture in isolation. Even if a campus community were successful in addressing alcohol and other drug related harm but did not address sexual assault, mental health, racism etc., we would still not have a healthy community. Collective Impact efforts prioritize looking at health and wellness through a holistic lens that acknowledges the interdependence of personal and community well-being.
Health & Wellness Common Agenda & Learning Outcomes
Through collective and innovative programs, services and facilities, the University of Michigan will help students grow in their capacity to:
- Integrate health and wellness as part of success
- Build resilience to manage the fluctuations of life
- Make thoughtful choices that reduce harm and promote well-being
- Find meaning and purpose
2020: On January 15th, two members of HWCI participated in the first national conversation on U.S Health Promoting Campuses, and a new network was established which will help institutions in the U.S. adopt the Okanagan Charter.
2019: Developed Syllabus Statement for Student Well-being.
2018: Launched the Well-being Website for U-M Students on Canvas.
2017: Developed Wellness Course ALA 270.
2016: Developed the U-M Model of Well-being (the representation of the model was created by U-M students) and is shared as an institutional model for faculty, staff and students.
2015: Developed U-M Student Life Health and Wellness Learning Outcomes (see above).
2015: Okanagan Charter-An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges was developed. The Charter provides institutions with a common vision, language, principles, and calls to action to become health and wellbeing promoting campuses.
2014: Developed the Common Agenda to be shared with the campus community.
2013: Conducted workshops, facilitated discussions and focus groups to identify relevant and interdependent issues that impact personal and community wellness.
2012: Kicked-off HWCI with a design workshop.
The Student Life Wellbeing Network
The Wellbeing Network’s mission is to create a holistic campus wellness ecology grounded in social justice. We will build capacity to integrate and achieve the Student Life learning outcomes and promote the integration of well-being into our shared work, with an emphasis on the intersection between wellness and justice. The values that guide our work are: Collaborative, holistic, evidence-based, intersectional, innovative, and assessment-driven.
The Wellbeing Network has a dual reporting line to the:
HWCI Core Team, led by Mary Jo Desprez and Lisa Shea
Student Life DEI Strategic Plan - Student Advocacy, Education, and Support, led by Nadia Bazzy and Will Sherry
For more information about the Wellbeing Network, contact:
Joy Pehlke, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service at 734-763-7808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.