Education and Training Resources for Faculty & Staff

Center for Teaching- Course Design Guide

Please visit the resource guide for managing student stress through effective course design that can be found on the Center for Teaching website:


Online resource provides access 24/7 from computers with internet connections.

At Risk: Identifying and Referring Students in Mental Distress is an online interactive program that engages learners in simulated conversations with virtual, fully animated students who show signs of depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide. This unique feature provides faculty and staff with practice that is essential to increasing their confidence and ability to identify and refer students. To access this program go to and complete new user information or login as an existing user if you already have an account. The enrollment key is Vanderbilt70.


MAPS (Mental Health Awareness and Prevention of Suicide) training is available through the Vanderbilt Psychological and Counseling Center (PCC). Please visit their website at for additional information.

Click on the image below to sign up for a MAPS training.