The campus faculty will hold its fall 2021 meeting at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 10. The subject of the meeting is: Dealing with burnout. Dr. Michael Berner, University of Arkansas physician for medical sciences and mental health expert, will lead a much needed discussion on burnout. This seminar is co-sponsored by the Teaching Academy, the Wally Cordes Teaching Faculty Support Center and the Office of the Vice-President, Faculty Affairs.
Faculty burnout is real at the best of times, when the weight of our teaching, grading, emails, research responsibilities, and committee service can seem overwhelming. These aren’t the best times, however. As we approach our fourth semester of college education during a pandemic, many of us are feeling the added tension and stress of masks, vaccines, zooms, chats, hybrid recordings, and the looming threat we are facing. could be the next to get sick.
Join the campus faculty, the teaching academy, the Cordes teaching faculty support center and the office of the vice-rector for faculty affairs for a candid conversation about burnout: what is it what it is, how to avoid it and how to handle it if it happens to you.
This is a virtual event, accessible to all teachers with UARK login credentials via the Zoom page.