Center for Faculty Innovation

Doing Educational Leave Well (Roundtable)

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location:  Student Success Center room 4043.

Lunch will be available at 11:30, so that the program can begin at 12:00.

Planning for an educational leave in the future, or thinking about applying for one? Research literature on educational leave (i.e. academic leave or sabbatical) suggests that it is an important part of overall faculty development, career success, work-life balance, and institutional goal attainment. Facilitators, all returning this semester from academic leave, will share highlights and challenges from their educational leave.  They will also discuss strategies for being effective and successful during planning, the leave period itself, and for reintegration after educational leave. Conversation will include a focus on overall career wellness. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Contemplating strategies for planning, doing, and returning from educational leave, and
  • Exploring the role of educational leave in relationship to overall career wellness.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes:

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity, and
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship with teaching and other career aspirations.

Facilitators:

Debbie Sturm, Ph. D , Graduate Psychology

Carlos Alemán Ph. D., School of Communication Studies  

Ed Brantmeier, Ph. D., Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education and Center for Faculty Innovation 

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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