Faculty Workload & Well-Being
As we know, faculty (and academic leader!) burnout is real. Managing faculty workload in an equitable way is important and challenging. Here are some virtual and actual resources to better understand and support faculty thriving:
Here is a link to an NSF ADVANCE grant project on faculty workload and equity that included 30 academic departments in NC, MD and MA.
Kate attended this Intractable Challenges in Faculty Workload webinar, which offers suggestions on how units and departments can attend to equitable workloads:
Intractable Challenges in Faculty Workload (Password: FWRP)
Faculty Burnout & Vitality
Here are a few articles on how to help faculty avoid burnout:
- 4 Ideas for Avoiding Faculty Burnout
- 3 Ways Colleges Can Help Faculty Members Avoid Burnout
- Recently the International Journal of Stress Management authored a Special Section on Well-Being in Academic Employees, that addresses stresses for faculty and staff
Finally, here is a bit of a quirky article that has an interesting model of faculty vitality.
Here is to a post-burnout 2020 that promotes faculty, academic leader, and institutional vitality!
Free Faculty Resource: Guided Meditation with Kara
Please join Kara every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for guided meditation. Mindful breathing and meditation sessions allow you to take a few moments to check in, breathe, and connect. No experience is necessary and all DU community members are welcome at no cost.
Each session is 20 minutes long and held in the Evans Memorial Chapel.
Mondays: 12:30pm – 1pm
Wednesdays: 7:30am – 8am
Thursdays: 12:30pm – 1pm and 4:30pm – 5pm.
Please make sure your faculty know about the free DU resources that could support their stress reduction.