The impact of chronic workplace stress on faculty well-being was a concern for academic leaders pre-pandemic, but faculty burnout has reached a tipping point over the past couple of years. Today, faculty are experiencing pandemic-induced career setbacks, change fatigue, looming trauma from the past two years, depleted community connections, and financial stressors imposed by inflation.
To support academic leaders in their efforts to tackle faculty burnout, EAB’s faculty well-being research team has curated this list of top resources and thought leaders on the topic of faculty burnout.
- How to Prevent Employee Burnout
- 4 Critical Moments When Employee Communication Is Vital for Mental Health
- Faculty Members Are Suffering Burnout. These Strategies Could Help.
- Faculty Work Activity Dashboards: A Strategy to Increase Transparency
- Reclaiming Resilience: Building Better Systems of Care
- Advice for how colleges can lift some of the emotional burden off BIPOC faculty
- Trauma-informed Colleges Begin With Trauma-informed Leaders
- “Unraveling Faculty Burnout,” by Rebecca Pope-Ruark
- “Rehumanizing the Workplace: Future-Proofing Your Organization While Restoring Hope, Well-Being and Performance,” by Rosie Ward and Jon Robison
- “We’re Not Ok: Black Faculty Experiences and Higher Education Strategies” by Antija Allen
- “Wellbeing at Work,” by Jim Clifton
- “The Whole-Person Workplace: Building Better Workplaces through Work-Life, Wellness, and Employee Support,” by Scott Behson
- Turnover, Burnout Demoralization in Higher Ed
- Unraveling Faculty Burnout
- Using Empathetic Leadership to Thrive in the New Era of the Employee
- Upskilling: Why it makes sense to retrain staff
- Rebecca Pope-Ruark: Bio | Twitter
- Chavella T. Pittman Bio | Twitter
- KerryAnn O’Meara Bio | Twitter
- Mary Ann Baynton: Bio | Twitter
- Grit Digital Health: Instagram | Facebook
- Workplace Strategies for Mental Health: Twitter
- Voices of Academia: Twitter
- Diverse: Issues in Higher Education: Twitter | Instagram
- Cactus Mental Health Initiative: Twitter
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Jada Harris is a Research Analyst at EAB working on best practice research studies. Since joining EAB in 2022, she has worked on research projects focused on DEIJ, mental health, and faculty and staff support.
Prior to joining EAB, Jada was a Press Secretary and Social Media Manager for the Connecticut Secretary of the State. In this role, Jada worked with the executive team to foster a more inclusive political process by educating, informing, and engaging communities in youth and civic preparation. Outside of EAB, Jada enjoys building community, reading, crafting, exercising, and searching for her next travel destination.