New ACE Pulse Point Survey Shows Rising Concern for Mental Health
The American Council on Education released the results of their latest Pulse Point Survey of college presidents showing that the mental health of students, faculty and staff members has loomed large as a main concern for higher education leadership throughout the pandemic.
In the most recent iteration, 68% percent of the presidents ranked student mental health as a “pressing” issue that surpassed other concerns. Sixty percent of college presidents named faculty and staff mental health as a top issue, a proportion that is larger than previous survey editions; it was ranked second in the latest survey after being third in September.
According to the report, two-thirds of college leaders said they have seen the use of campus or teletherapy mental health services rise due to the pandemic, and 59 percent reported that their institutions invested in the virtual services.