Faculty and Staff Resources

Supporting Students during COVID-19

As MIT moves academic activities online, you can play a pivotal role in creating community and supporting our students. We've put together some tips and advice to help you continue to support students during this uncertain time.

Tips for Supporting and Working with Students During the COVID-19 Crisis

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.