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Finding Your Oxygen Mask: Promoting Faculty Wellness Through Self-Care

Workshop Description

The academic life has undeniable joys, but the seemingly endless tasks associated with quality teaching, service, and scholarship can leave faculty members feeling drained. Just as your flight crew tells you to find your oxygen mask first, faculty professional development experts urge faculty to pay attention to their own self-care so they can offer the most to their students. This LibGuide will share resources related to faculty wellness to promote the health and wellness of IUP faculty.  

Time Management

Ailamaki, Anastassia, and Johannes Gehrke. Time Management for New Faculty.  SIGMOD Record 32.2 (2003): 102-6 

Cummings, R. G., & Holmes, L. E. (2009). Business Faculty Time Management: Lessons Learned From The Trenches. American Journal of Business Education (AJBE), 2(1), 25-30.  

Downs, L. (2016). Faculty Time Management. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education459-463.  

Lindholm, Jennifer A. and Katalin Szelenyi. “Faculty Time Stress: Correlates within and across Academic Disciplines.” Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment 17.1/2 (2008): 19-40. 

Menzies, Heather, and Janice Newson. “No Time to Think: Academics’ Life in the globally Wired University.Time & Society 16.1 (2007): 83-98. 

Mira, J., Lundquist, J. H., & Templer, A. (2012). Gender, Work Time, and Care Responsibilities Among Faculty. Sociological Forum, 27(2), 300-323. doi:10.1111/j.1573-7861.2012.01319.x 

Robertson, D. (2003). Making time, making change : Avoiding overload in college teaching. Stillwater, Okla.: New Forums Press. Call Number LB2335.35 .R63 2003

Stress Reduction

Adriaenssens, L., De Prins, P., & Vloeberghs, D. (2006). Work experience, work stress and HRM at the university. Management Revue, 344-363. 

Brems, C. (2015). A yoga stress reduction intervention for university faculty, staff, and graduate students. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 25(1), 61-77.   

Haines, D. J., Davis, L., Rancour, P., Robinson, M., Neel-Wilson, T., & Wagner, S. (2007). A pilot intervention to promote walking and wellness and to improve the health of college faculty and staff. Journal of American College Health, 55(4), 219-225. 

Hendel, D. D., & Horn, A. S. (2008). The relationship between academic life conditions and perceived sources of faculty stress over time. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 17(1-2), 61-88.  

Klainberg, M., Ewing, B., & Ryan, M. (2010). Reducing stress on a college campus. The Journal of the New York State Nurses' Association, 41(2), 4-7. 

Necosi, D. V. (2011). Stress and job satisfaction among university teachers. Anxiety, 20, 13-17. 

Ropers-Huilman, B. (2000). Aren't You Satisfied Yet? Women Faculty Members' Interpretations of Their Academic Work. New Directions for Institutional Research, 27(1), 21-32. 

Ryan, J. F., Healy, R., & Sullivan, J. (2012). Oh, won’t you stay? Predictors of faculty intent to leave a public research university. Higher Education, 63(4), 421-437.  

Tytherleigh, M. Y., Jacobs, P. A., Webb, C., Ricketts, C., & Cooper, C. (2007). Gender, Health and Stress in English University Staff—Exposure or Vulnerability?. Applied Psychology, 56(2), 267-287. 

Thompson, C. J., & Dey, E. L. (1998). Pushed to the margins: Sources of stress for African American college and university faculty. The Journal of Higher Education, 69(3), 324-345. 

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