Road to Resilience
We know that very talented and intelligent students can end up on academic warning and probation. Sometimes challenges get in the way of our ability to succeed. In Road to Resilience, we want to help you figure out what those barriers may be and how to best handle them.
Road to Resilience is a one-hour group that meets weekly. The groups include 4-10 undergraduate students who are in a semester of academic warning or probation and a UNC staff member facilitator.
Misconceptions about Road to Resilience
These groups are not a class or a lecture. Alumni of the program say that the most helpful aspect of Road to Resilience groups is the information and support that group members share with each other.
Road to Resilience groups are not therapy groups. While the conversations are holistic and extend to whatever is impacting members’ academic efforts, the groups are not designed as a stand-alone mental health intervention.
What happens in Road to Resilience groups? How can they help?
Road to Resilience groups are a conversation space where group members reflect on their academic efforts, consider new practices, attitudes, and skills to reinforce those efforts, and engage with one another to share information and encouragement. We routinely hear from group members that the most helpful aspect of participating in these groups is being with and talking to other students who are in the same situation. If this sounds like something that will be helpful to you and that you are willing to participate in – please sign up using the registration survey.
If you are not interested in engaging in a group conversation, then these groups are unlikely to be as helpful to you. That’s ok!
There are many resources on campus to support you to reach your academic goals and objectives for the semester such as The Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling, especially the Writing Center and Learning Center.
Whatever you decide, please seek out and find what works for you this semester. The staff members at Carolina want you to be successful and want to help you along the way. Best wishes to you, and have a terrific semester.
If you have questions about Road to Resilience please email Dave DeVito, MSW, LCSW [email protected]