UCITE Alums Publish Pedagogical Research

CWRU researchers Jesse Honsky, Marjorie Edguer, Elizabeth Click, Barbara Burgess Van Aken, and Matthew Salerno recently published “Mindfulness matters in the classroom: A pilot study of a university-wide classroom-based brief mindfulness program” in the Journal of American College Health. 

The authors noted that “Students who participated in the semester-long program reported reduced levels of stress and increased mindfulness" (2023, p. 1). The idea of this research project began with an interdisciplinary cohort of CWRU colleagues participating in UCITE’s Learning Fellows program during the spring 2019 semester. That small cohort shared information about mindfulness and the types of practices that may be useful with students in classroom settings. Interest grew, new colleagues joined in conversations, and the group created “Mindfulness Matters Week” at CWRU. UCITE congratulates these CWRU colleagues for innovating student engagement and learning through mindfulness practices, and we are pleased that Nord Grant funding was able to support this pedagogical research endeavor. Access the full article HERE