Over the last two years, faculty have seen an ever-growing population of struggling students. Anxiety and depression rates have been on the rise with a near constant feeling of uncertainty. These shifts have created long days and the need to craft new approaches during a seemingly ever-changing personal and professional landscape. Faculty have been left to navigate this shifting environment even while experiencing the same stressors as our students. It seems inevitable that many of us are now feeling exhausted and burnt-out. How can we protect and support each other while also remaining present for our students?
This summer the Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering Wellness Wednesday sessions. Activities for these sessions will include a book club reading and discussion of “Deadly Professors: A Faculty Development Mystery” by Thomas B. Jones and work in a wellness journal among other things. All materials required for these sessions will be provided by the Center.
Sessions will be held in person and virtually with participation options between sessions via Teams.
Times to be determined. Session dates will be:
- May 25 (scheduled meeting)
- June 1 (Teams check-in)
- June 8 (scheduled meeting)
- June 15 (Teams check-in)
- June 22 (scheduled meeting)
- June 29 (Teams check-in)
- July 6 (scheduled meeting)
- July 13 (Teams check-in)
- July 27 (final scheduled meeting)
Wellness Wednesdays will be facilitated by Dr. April Fugett, Interim Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Select sessions will be co-facilitated by Dr. Britani Black, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in the School of Medicine.
Questions? Contact April Fugett (email@example.com) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.