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.
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: Human Resources & Inclusive Community
Faculty and staff are invited to join virtual meditation and mindful movement sessions every week through the Well@DU program.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11:15 am – 11:45 am, join instructor Kara Traikoff for a 20-minute guided mindfulness and meditation practice, followed by questions and open conversation.
On Fridays from 12:00 pm –1:00 pm, take part in “Mindful Movement and Meditation,” a 30-minute mindful movement practice (walking meditation and gentle stretching) and a 20-minute guided meditation, followed by questions and open conversation.
Visit the human resources page for more resources and events.
Please make sure your faculty know about the free DU resources that could support their stress reduction.