2018 Symposium on Academic Resilience in Higher Education

The 2018 Symposium on Academic Resilience brought together members of the Consortium to share ideas, have conversations, and learn from colleagues, in ways that forward our work in higher education.

The symposium was  designed to surface and explore questions that have emerged in our work, for example:

  • How do we define resilience, particularly academic resilience?
  • How do we understand resilience in the context of diverse identities and experiences?
  • How do we assess and promote resilience?
  • How do different perspectives from academic and student affairs approach and support students in developing resilience? 
  • What are we doing on ourcampuses to support student resilience?

The Symposium provided the opportunity for professionals across multiple disciplines in higher education to come together to learn, network, and share their knowledge and experience on the topic of student resilience in higher education.

Student participants at the 2018 Symposium on Academic Resilience in Higher Education

Academic Resilience Consortium webinar series -- expected to launch in 2020.  


Upcoming Programs

Online Gatherings 

Planning is currently underway for the


In response to these extraordinary times of uncertainty and challenge, The Academic Resilience Consortium invites our members to participate in a series of online gatherings.

The purpose of these gatherings is to connect with colleagues across student affairs, teaching, research, and health/wellness roles for mutual support and to share wisdom and stories of how we are all finding ways to support the academic resilience of our students, our colleagues, our communities, and ourselves. 

Attendance is free, on a first-come basis.  All registered members of the Academic Resilience Consortium receive a registration link via email. Become a member of the Academic Resilience Consortium.

ARC GATHERING I:  Coming Together to Support Resilience
Tuesday, April 14th, 8:00am - 9:30am (Pacific Time) 

ARC GATHERING II:  Managing Conflicting Expectations
Thursday, April 30, 11:30am-1:00pm (Pacific Time)

ARC GATHERING III:  "Good Ideas" - Panel and Discussion
Thursday, May 7, 8:00am-9:30am (Pacific Time)