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A speaker series sponsored by TEACHx

TEACHxperts is a speaker series for Northwestern instructors featuring experts in teaching and learning with technology. Join us to learn more about topics that spark new pedagogical experiments in your class!

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Burnout Resilience through Connection

Wednesday, April 3, 11 am - 12 pm CDT (Virtual)


The last four years have been challenging, to say the very least. Many faculty and academic staff were on the edge of burnout before 2020, and the events since then have tested our coping skills as individuals and as a higher education community. Understanding and creating conditions that prevent burnout are important steps to creating resilience. In this workshop, we will explore what burnout is, how to recognize it, and how to approach your work through the lens of connection as a path to burnout resilience.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark is the director of the Office of Faculty Professional Development at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. A former tenured professor with 17 years experience teaching undergraduates as well as an experienced facilitator and certified coach, she is the author of two books: Unraveling Faculty Burnout: Pathways to Reckoning and Renewal (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022) and Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service, and Teaching (University of Chicago Press, 2017). She is also the host of the agile academic, a podcast for women in higher education.