Effectively Recovering from the Pandemic Disruption

Hybrid: W.E.B. Du Bois Library Rm. 2601 & Zoom
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Hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and the College of Natural Sciences

While faculty have previously been impacted by societal or individual disruptions, the pandemic disruption is unprecedented  – impacting multiple aspects of faculty work and life. Most faculty will not be able to quickly recover over the summer or in one semester, but recovery is indeed possible. One strategy is to establish priorities to recover in a way that facilitates accomplishing your short- and long-term goals, while also being sustainable both personally and professionally. If exploring these strategies is of interest, please join us for a Working Session on Effectively Recovering From the Pandemic Disruption. During the session we will:

1) Explore some current ideas about effectively recovering from the pandemic disruption
2) Consider different aspects/layers of recovery as well as your specific issues, e.g., research programs and lab funding and management; effective mentoring of graduate students; teaching and supporting students; service work; personal recovery of performance excellence, wellbeing, and resilience; and or ongoing restrictions. 
3) Complete a mapping tool to identify your priorities and next steps. 

Please join us for a discussion, reflection and planning. 

This workshop will be offered in a hybrid format, to allow for attendees to join in person or by zoom.  

Facilitator: Karen Whelan-Berry, Director of Faculty Development, College of Natural Sciences