In response to the tragedy at UNC Charlotte, the Center for Teaching and Learning with the assistance of the NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center has compiled the following information and resources for faculty as the campus community heals. This page will be frequently updated as additional resources are made available throughout the healing process and will remain archived here.
Tips and strategies compiled by UNC Charlotte for teaching after a tragedy.
Resources to assist faculty in continuing instruction in the event of an extended disruption due to pandemic illness, natural disaster, or unsafe conditions on Campus.
Tips and strategies compiled by NIU for teaching after a tragedy.
Information by the Centers for Disease Control on coping with tragic events
Article by Bert H. Epstein (2004) discussing the resulting use, potential overuse, and possible misuse of psychological debriefing. Analysis and interpretation of recent scientific data for interventions similar to commonly used methods of campus crisis intervention are provided.
Suggestions offered by Arizona State University for preparing to facilitate class discussions regarding recent tragedy
Managing Distress in the Aftermath of NIU Shootings: Tips for College and University Students [PDF] - ASU
Recommendations for students compiled by Arizona State University
Information that may help in recognizing and responding to students in distress and making appropriate referrals, compiled by the University of California, Santa Barbara
Article by Terry M. Wildman, Virginia Tech, focusing on the question of how an academic community can sustain itself and work productively and positively to achieve normally high aspirations for its students and all members of the community
Recommended steps for teaching during times of crisis
This guide aims to provide support for grieving students and those who care about them.
Tips for Parents of School Age Children: Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of School Shootings
Tips compiled by the American Psychological Association for helping children manage their distress
Additional information or resources?
Do you have an additional resource to share with UNC Charlotte faculty? Email the URL, title, and brief description of suggested resources to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Center for Teaching and Learning staff are available for consultations on strategies for teaching after a crisis and can be reached at 704-687-5500 or email@example.com.