CSM 202

Intro to Student Well-Being

Student Wellness Promotion

About The Course

CSM 202: Intro to Student Well-Being is a new required core curriculum course. In CSM202, students will identify and understand seven interconnected dimensions of well-being (physical, emotional, social, environmental, spiritual, financial, and intellectual), as well as explore topics related to suicide prevention, resilience, substance use, help-seeking, and healthy relationships. Both individual and community approaches will be explored through self-assessment, interaction with peers, practicing well-being strategies, and applying these strategies to everyday life. By the end of the course, students will develop a well-being plan with tangible strategies to help them thrive during their time at Mines and beyond.

CSM 202 Teaching Assistant Applications

We are no longer accepting applications for the CSM 202 Teaching Assistant position for the Spring 2024 semester. We will be recruiting for Fall 2024 later in the Spring 2024 semester. If you would like to be notified when applications open for the CSM 202 TA position for Fall 2024, please fill out this form: https://forms.office.com/r/8XB4yuTpcb 

CSM 202 Teaching Assistant Position Description

Important Dates and Information: 

Strongly encouraged to apply by November 20, 2023. Application closes Sunday, November 26, 2023. 

Hourly Pay: $14.50/hour

Any questions or concerns, email Assistant Director of Well-Being Curriculum, Molly Hutchison – molly.hutchison@mines.edu

In addition to applying, please submit your resume and fill out this form with additional questions: https://forms.office.com/r/mqxwNnPumM  

If you have work study and are able to use the funding, we encourage you to apply in one of the work-study postings for this role; otherwise, apply to the undergraduate hourly (non-work study) posting for this position. More information on work-study can be found near the end of this job description. 

Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate or graduate student at Mines
  • Good communication and facilitator skills
  • Ability to work well with faculty and students 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working as a leader on campus (peer mentor, RA, rec center, etc.)
  • Experience/background with wellness
  • For undergraduate student applicants, we encourage students in their third year or higher at Mines to apply since this class will mainly have students in their first and second year

Information Regarding the Course:

CSM 202: Introduction to Student Well-Being is a required core curriculum course under the new catalog. Students will be required to take this after completing CSM 101. Most students will be taking this course within their first or second year at Mines. During the course, students will identify, practice, and build skills that are needed to support their well-being during their time at Mines and beyond. 

Topics Covered: 

CSM 202 covers a variety of sensitive topics related to health and well-being. TAs must be comfortable facilitating lessons related to the topics listed below. If you would like more information on lesson outcomes for any of the topics before applying, please email Molly Hutchison at molly.hutchison@mines.edu. 

  • 7 dimensions of well-being: social, emotional, spritiual, environmental, financial, physical, intellectual
  • Healthy relationships (lesson describes aspects of unhealthy and healthy relationships)
  • Suicide Prevention (lesson describes risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide, and discusses how to ask about suicide)
  • Substance use (lesson explores why students use, and educates on safer use practices)
  • Resilience (lesson explores failure and internal and external resources that can improve one’s resilience)
  • Help Seeking (lesson explores how to navigate resources on and off campus)

    Time Commitment: 

    All CSM 202 TAs must attend an in-person training before classes start in January. We will try to work with all TAs availability to find the best date and time for training. TAs must be able to devote a total of 4 hours per week to this role. These hours will include some combination of the following: 

    • The assigned 50-minute CSM 202 weekly class
    • Weekly meetings outside of the classroom with your CSM 202 team (faculty and other TA) (approximately 1 hour per week) 
    • Curriculum/additional training meetings throughout the semester (details about these meetings will be provided at the initial training) (approximately 1 hour each meeting)
    • Weekly grading of approximately 16 student well-being plan entries (approximately 1 hour per week) 
    • Meetings outside the classroom with students to provide support with class materials as needed  

    Responsibilities: 

    • Serve as a well-being role model for CSM 202 students
    • Collaborate with and support the CSM 202 faculty partner and peer TA
    • Actively participate in all CSM 202 classes
    • Contribute to the planning and facilitation of course materials as needed
    • Create a plan for student contact outside of class (email, office hours, etc.)
    • Attend monthly curriculum/training meetings
    • Grade weekly submissions for the well-being plan for approximately 16 students (class of 50 will be split among the teaching team for your class) 
    • Help promote and develop positive relationships between students, faculty, and TAs 
    • Complete timesheets

    Work Study Information: 

    To see what type of work study you have and the amount available in your work study funds, visit:  

    • MY.MINES.EDU / TRAILHEAD / FINANCIAL AID CARD(BOX) / FINANCIAL AID AWARDS / VIEW YOUR AWARDS 

    If you do not have work study, you can email finaid@mines.edu to be placed on the work study waitlist. 

    Please make sure you are applying to the correct job posting for this position based on your funding: 

    • Undergraduate – Work Study – Federal
    • Undergradaute – Work Study – Colorado Need
    • Undergraduate – Work Study – Colorado No Need
    • Undergraduate – Work Study – Mines
    CSM 202 Instructor Position Description

    We are seeking instructors for Spring 2024.

    Those that are interested in becoming an instructor, please email Molly Hutchison, molly.hutchison@mines.edu to be added to the list. Thank you! 

    Job Description 

    Qualifications: 

    • Staff or faculty member at Mines 
    • Good communication and facilitator skills 
    • Ability to work well with students 
    • Ability to manage a class of 50 students 
    • Ability to lead CSM 202 teaching assistants (2-3 teaching assistants per class) 

    Topics Covered: 

    CSM 202 covers a variety of sensitive topics related to health and well-being. Instructors must be comfortable facilitating lessons related to the topics listed below. Instructors will be required to participate in a training before the semester starts to increase their comfort level facilitating these lessons. If you would like more information on lesson outcomes for any of the topics before applying, please email Molly Hutchison at molly.hutchison@mines.edu. 

    • 7 dimensions of well-being: social, emotional, spritiual, environmental, financial, physical, intellectual
    • Healthy relationships (lesson describes aspects of unhealthy and healthy relationships)
    • Suicide Prevention (lesson describes risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide, and discusses how to ask about suicide)
    • Substance use (lesson explores why students use, and educates on safer use practices)
    • Resilience (lesson explores failure and internal and external resources that can improve one’s resilience)
    • Help Seeking (lesson explores how to navigate resources on and off campus)

      Time Commitment 

      All CSM 202 instructors must attend an in-person training in December. Training date will be chosen based on instructor availability. Instructors must be able to devote a total of 3 hours per week to this role. These hours will include some combination of the following: 

      • The assigned 50-minute CSM 202 weekly class for the full Spring semester (14-15 weeks) 
      • Weekly meetings outside of the classroom with your CSM 202 team (approximately 1 hour per week) 
      • Weekly grading of approximately 16 student well-being plan entries (approximately 1 hour per week) 
      • Curriculum/additional training meetings throughout the semester (details about these meetings will be provided at the initial training, strongly encouraged but not required)  
      • Meetings outside the classroom with students to provide support with class materials as needed  

      Responsibilities 

      • Serve as a well-being role model for CSM 202 students  
      • Promote well-being events and activities  
      • Collaborate with and support the CSM 202 TAs 
      • Actively participate in all CSM 202 classes 
      • Contribute to the planning and facilitation of course materials as needed 
      • Create a plan for student contact outside of class (email, office hours, etc.) 
      • Lead students in class activities and presentations 
      • Attend monthly curriculum/training meetings (not required, strongly encouraged) 
      • Grade weekly submissions for the well-being plan for approximately 16 students (class of 50 will be split among the teaching team for your class) 
      • Help promote and develop positive relationships between students, faculty, and TAs