Announcements Wellbeing

Session 1: Faculty Well-Being in the Age of COVID – National Braintrust

February 25, 2021 at 11 a.m. This session will go live at 10:45 p.m. EST.

Faculty development is a caring profession and our roles as faculty developers are changing in the face of a global coronavirus pandemic. We are deeply committed to fostering environments where faculty thrive and thus, in learning what faculty need to sustain their work. We all have thoughts and concerns about this sustained engagement with loss — a raging pandemic, balancing life and livelihood, civil unrest, economic instability, increased emotional labor, isolation, caring for others, new teaching delivery methods for some, and more. Thankfully, there may be some light at the end of this long tunnel. 

The Office of Faculty Engagement at Stetson University in collaboration with The Learning and Teaching Commons at Evergreen State College will be hosting a braintrust for faculty developers and others to connect, listen, and support each other through this unprecedented and uncertain time. This session will offer an opportunity for crowd-sourcing and community-building by engaging in the act of deep listening as we share practices in our roles as well as thoughts and feelings about our roles. The session is designed to allow the work to emerge from participants who are present in the space. The facilitated circle practice uses a three-prompt protocol in which each participant takes one turn (or passes) to respond to a prompt and to listen closely to others. 


Rosalie A. Richards, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Professor of Chemistry and Education, Office of Faculty Engagement, Stetson  University

Julia Metzker, Director for the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education and The Learning and Teaching Commons, The Evergreen State College

Office of Faculty Engagement at Stetson University