Call for Participants: Book Club on Faculty & Staff Wellbeing
Thanks to the sponsorship from the EagleCares Mental Health Mini-Grant, up to 23 faculty and staff participants can participate in the one-year-long book club. The book club will read three books on faculty/educator wellbeing, connect with each other, and discuss strategies to recharge and rejuvenate their selves to better support their students. The club will work together to create a learning community, strengthen the sense of belonging, and contribute to building a better Brockport at which to work.
When: The book club will have a kickoff meeting before the end of spring 2023, meet monthly in the school year of 2023-2024, and conclude at the end of spring 2024. The time/dates will be determined based on the participants’ availability.
Where: The book club will meet at the CELT, main campus, and REOC, Downtown Rochester with the Teams online options.
What-The three books are:
- Book #1. “Wellbeing at Work” (2021) by Clifton & Harter (Amazon.com link to “Wellbeing-at-Work”);
- Book #2. “Wellbeing in Higher Education: Cultivating a Healthy Lifestyle Among Faculty and Students” (2018) edited by Henning, Krägeloh, Dryer, Moir, Billington, & Hill (Routledge link to “Wellbeing-in-Higher-Education”); and
- Book #3. “Educator Wellness: A Guide for Sustaining Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Social Well-Being (Actionable Steps for Self-Care, Health, and Wellness for Teachers and Educators)” (2021) by Kanold & Boogren (Amazon link to “Educator Wellness”).
Please contact Dr. Jie Zhang to sign up or for questions by the end of May 3, 2023. First come first serve.