WHAT IS THE BEST PRACTICES LIBRARY?
BP-Net is building the Best Practices Library, a repository of tools and information that assist campuses to learn, share, adopt, and disseminate evidence-informed and evidence-based practices that support student mental health. Evidence-informed practices are identified through the new Best Practices Guide developed by BP-Net, which classifies practices intended to improve the mental health and wellbeing of post-secondary students through its best practices continuum (cutting-edge, emerging, promising, or best practice designations) and Indigenous-specific practices (Ways Tried and True practices designation) tracks. Learn more about the Best Practices Guide here.
WHY SUBMIT A PRACTICE?
Receiving a designation for your practice and being featured in the Best Practices Library allows you to:
- Receive national recognition for your practice
- Increase your practice’s credibility
- Showcase your innovation and evaluation successes with other institutions
- Receive feedback and suggestions from expert reviewers to improve your practice
- Collaborate with colleagues across the country who will adopt and evaluate your practice, providing an opportunity for the practice to evolve along the continuum toward promising and best
- Contribute towards establishing best practices to support post-secondary student mental health
HOW DO I SUBMIT A PRACTICE?
Considering submitting a practice (e.g., program, service, policy, strategy, framework, resource, etc.)? If the following criteria apply to your practice, we encourage you to apply:
✓ You have a practice that supports student mental health on your campus
✓ The practice is working
✓ You want other campuses to know about it
We welcome practices that are at an early stage and are beginning to show signs of success!
Practices can be submitted using the appropriate track-specific submission form. Where applicable, applicants can submit a practice to both the best practices continuum and Indigenous-specific practices tracks.
Not sure which designation to submit to? Identify the appropriate designation for your practice through our submission training video below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
WHEN ARE PRACTICES ACCEPTED?
Submissions to the Best Practices Library are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed twice a year during the fall and spring of each year. Submissions to the library are assessed using track-specific criteria, with those accepted to the best practices continuum track receiving a designation of cutting-edge, emerging, promising, or best practice and practices accepted to the Indigenous-specific practices track receiving the Ways Tried and True practices designation. Practices demonstrating commitments to improve the health of equity-deserving groups can also receive a health equity icon.
HOW ARE PRACTICES SELECTED?
A team of two to three reviewers are matched to each submission based on their expertise and/or lived experience in the practice area. Reviewers assess submissions according to pre-identified track-specific criteria outlined in the Best Practices Guide. During the review process, reviewers may request further information from the applicants or provide feedback to improve the practice. Final practice designations are based on a consensus meeting among all reviewers facilitated by BP-Net.
Interested in reviewing for the Best Practices Library? Complete this brief application form and the BP-Net will contact you with next steps.