Reimagining Student Affairs
The idea of holistic well-being has been a part of our higher education lexicon for decades. The iterations of this idea have ranged from one-stop shopping so students can address multiple transactional needs in one area to the now ubiquitous (and essential) offering of health and counseling services on campus. It is easy to find mission statements that discuss holistic support or refer to holistic learning. While we have long done an excellent job articulating the importance of attending to the whole student, we have been less attentive to what that means for us as institutions.
Originally published: August 4, 2022
Author: Mary Dana Hinton
Institution: Hollins University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed