A focus on health: Students in addiction recovery (Teaching Tip)

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A focus on health: Students in addiction recovery

Supporting students in recovery from substance use is a critical issue that the college environment can help facilitate. All students, but particularly those in recovery, benefit from classroom environments that promote a sense of belonging with instructors knowledgeable about ISU resources of support.  

We invite you to attend the webinar, Students in Addiction Recovery: What faculty should know to create supportive classrooms, Apr. 13 (1-1:50 p.m.). The presenters from Student Wellness and Counseling Services will share information about students in recovery (both at ISU and nationally), discuss how to foster an inclusive learning environment to supports students, and provide best practices about how we can connect students to resources, and create an affirming space for optimal learning.


  • Brian Vanderheyden, M.Ed, CHES, Director, Student Wellness
  • Carlos Vidales, M.S, CRC Graduate Coordinator, Student Wellness 
  • Sydney Dunn, LMHC; Clinical Therapist & Substance Use Services Coordinator, Student Counseling Services

We hope to see you there,

Sara Marcketti, Director 

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Full Teaching Tip

View the published CELT Teaching Tip: Discover what’s working for your students (March 25, 2021 – Constant Contact) page.

Prefer a Print version?

To view the Teaching Tip as a printable document with web addresses, download the CELT Teaching Tip for March 25, 2021 (PDF).