If you’re at any stage of burnout in your own life, know that you are not alone. Whether you’re at stage one or stage nine
HIGHER ED TEACHING STRATEGIES FROM MAGNA PUBLICATIONS
It’s already the end of the semester! The shiny back-to-school dust has settled and we have all been rotating through our new COVID-complicated school routines.
For most of us, the fall 2020 semester required a major shift in how we do our job as faculty members. We had to come
Faculty development and burnout pose challenges within departments and colleges of academic institutions. Constrained resources—asked to do more with less time, money, and personnel—contribute to
I am not going to lie…. I’m completely obsessed with email. For several years, email has been deemed the most preferred channel of professional communication
An initial look at a conference program can lead attendees to become (in the words of a former colleague) “paralyzed by the possibilities.” There are
You’ve just returned from a Teaching Professor Conference or read of an innovative teaching strategy in a book you devoured. You desperately want to incorporate the innovations you’ve learned into your own courses, but at that exact moment, you feel your energy drain when you imagine hearing unsupportive administrators utter their stern objections “to keep things the way they are.” You pause to look around, seeing older colleagues who have more teaching years behind than ahead of them—“I tried that once . . . “—knowing that they never received the administrative nod for their innovations.
As director of our faculty support center, one of my responsibilities is to coordinate an orientation program for new faculty. Years ago we decapitated the “talking head” format of traditional orientation sessions and now try to provide interactive sessions that introduce our new colleagues to both our campus policies and our campus culture. While the transition of most topics to the interactive format has been easy, the session on the course syllabus has remained relatively dry—until this year.