Faculty and Staff Resources

Tips for Leading Productive Community Conversations About the Goodwin Procter Report

On Friday, January 10, the Goodwin Procter fact-finding report was released along with a response from President Reif. Departmental leadership was also encouraged by President Reif to offer gatherings to discuss the report. The resources below – including guidance around leading a productive meeting on this topic, along with a sample agenda and invitation – are provided to help you plan for this conversation.

Student Support Button on the MIT Mobile App

Download the MIT Mobile app in the App Store or Google Play. The Student Support button (look for the heart!) allows you to share concerns about a student, get help with common issues, and connect with commonly accessed resources.

Faculty Guide

This easy to follow guide provides basic information for faculty and staff to recognize signs that a student is in distress and steps to take to refer students to additional resources. To request a hard copy of the Faculty Guide, email facultyguide@mit.edu.

At-Risk for Faculty and Staff Online Training

This online, interactive training module guides faculty and staff through simulated conversations with virtual students who are experiencing distress. The module is designed to help anyone who works with students build confidence, knowledge, and skills to best support students and become aware of resources.

Helping Students Cope with Loss

David Randall, Senior Associate Dean for Student Support and Wellbeing, offers some advice faculty can use to help students after a tragedy or loss in the community:

Request a Training

If your group or department is interested in learning more about ways to recognize students in distress and student support resources through an in-person training, email facultyguide@mit.edu. Trainings are currently offered on an as-requested basis.