UConn-AAUP Update: September 27, 2021

In this Issue:

  • UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Initiative Reminder – TODAY at 4:00 PM
    • UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Seminar Series
  • March for Higher Education: Demand An Investment in Public Higher Education

UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Seminar Series

We invite all members to join us for the first faculty wellness seminar on Monday, September 27th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. “Stop the Stress: Evidence-Based Strategies for Stress Management” will introduce several evidenced-based strategies and techniques for dealing with day-to-day negative emotions or distress that include grounding, diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and cognitive de-fusion.

Meeting link: https://meet125.webex.com/meet/pr26347791963

Meeting number: 2634 779 1963

Join from a video or application, Dial pr26347791963@meet125.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number

Presenters:

  • Stephanie Milan, Associate Professor & Clinical Psychology Program Head, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychological Sciences 
  • Jeff Burke, Associate Professor& Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychological Sciences 

MARCH FOR HIGHER EDUCATION – Demand an Investment in Higher Education

  • Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021, 4:00 PM
  • Meet at the fountain at the New Haven Green and the March to Gateway Community College 

We cannot ignore the problem of disinvestment in public higher education any longer. Unaffordable tuition, soaring levels of student debt, and administrators putting affordability before quality; these are all problems that we are seeing in our public systems of higher education in Connecticut and it is destroying our educational system. We must put our students’ needs first and invest in higher education!

 

In Solidarity.

 

Mary Ellen Junda, President

Jeffrey Ogbar, Executive Vice President

Michael Bailey, Executive Director

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UConn-AAUP Website: http://www.uconnaaup.org/AAUP

Stamford Concerns – Provost Lejuez Responds

AAUP Response_Sept 23 2021[4] pdf

Office of the Provost

Carl W. Lejuez, Ph.D.

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

September 23, 2021

UConn AAUP Executive Committee:

I wanted to take this opportunity to respond to the concerns you raised regarding the enforcement of testing and other COVID-19 related health and safety protocols, specifically at the Stamford campus in a recent letter dated September 15. I have reached out to Interim Campus Director David Souder, to discuss your concerns, specifically regarding ensuring that events are conducted in a manner than enables social distancing and ingress and egress from the building to reduce crowding. It is necessary to issue periodic reminders regarding the rules and safety protocols and we will commit to that course of action.

On the issue of the enforcement of health and safety protocols,it is the responsibility of all staff and faculty to remind students and others of university requirements. Faculty faced with repeated refusal from a student to follow the rules should address this as a student conduct issue in the same manner that other student conduct violations are addressed.

Your recent letter also noted concern about differences in vaccination rates across Campuses. The vaccination rates for all of our campuses, including Stamford, is above 90%. The number of residential students fully or partially vaccinated are the same, on a percentage basis, at Storrs and Stamford, and is currently at 97% at both campuses. The vaccination rate of all students at the Stamford campus is at 91%. To address this further, I have worked with the Dean of Students Office to understand more about the 9% of students who are unvaccinated. What I learned is that 6% are students who received an exemption, 3% are students who are fully online, and only 0.3% are students without an exemption who are noncompliant. Therefore, the functional rate of vaccinated students who are likely to be on campus is 94%. With only a handful of students still noncompliant, any further enforcement strategies wouldn’t impact the vaccination rate.

It should be noted that there has been one reported COVID-19 case among the residential students in Stamford and none reported to date among the non-residential student population. As requested in your letter, there is now a requirement for weekly testing among non-residential, unvaccinated students. I have included a link for your convenience: Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information | Student Health and Wellness (uconn.edu).

Regional and Off-Campus Commuter Students

Off-campus and commuter students, both graduate and undergraduate, for all UConn regional campuses who are registered for in-person instruction or who will be regularly working or doing research on campus and are not fully vaccinated are required to be tested weekly.

  • Testing can be scheduled through 211ct.org.
  • Both PCR or antigen tests are acceptable.
    Any student who tests positive should seek medical care and clearance from isolation from their local provider.Symptomatic Testing

    Any student who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 should seek immediate medical evaluation and testing before engaging with the campus community.

  • Use the CDC Self-Checker for a list of symptoms and to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.
  • Click here to find local testing optionsI welcome the opportunity to further discuss how we can assist faculty with strategies and guidance to ensure compliance and continuing the success of the start of the semester with respect to our COVID-19 response and outcomes. I also understand that the Stamford Faculty Council will be meeting with Interim Campus Director David Souder to discuss topics addressed in this letter on September 24, 2021. This format will allow for additional discussion regarding the issues raised, and David and I have worked together on the information he will share in that meeting.

    Sincerely,

    Carl W. Lejuez, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
    Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Email: carl.lejuez@uconn.edu; Phone: 240.535.0467

    cc: David Souder, Interim Director Stamford Campus Karen Buffkin, Executive Director of Employee Relations

UConn-AAUP Update: September 23, 2021

In this Issue:

  • Letter to Provost Lejuez Regarding Stamford Faculty Concerns
  • UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Initiative
    • UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Seminar Series
    • UConn-AAUP Ongoing Member Wellness Group
  • Representative Assembly Vacancies

Letter to Provost Lejuez: COVID Policies at Stamford Inadequate – Safety Concerns

Many Stamford faculty have informed the UConn-AAUP Executive Committee of deep concerns about the safety of their working conditions regarding COVID-19 protocols. They state that Stamford Administration policies on vaccination, testing, masking, and social distancing need to align with the policies at the Storrs campus and be more strongly enforced. In response, the UConn-AAUP Executive Committee sent a letter to Provost Lejuez last week stating these concerns and including come recommended solutions. The Provost has not yet responded to our letter.

UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Seminar Series

We invite all members to join us for the first faculty wellness seminar on Monday, September 27th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. “Stop the Stress: Evidence-Based Strategies for Stress Management” will introduce several evidenced-based strategies and techniques for dealing with day-to-day negative emotions or distress that include grounding, diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and cognitive de-fusion.

Meeting link: https://meet125.webex.com/meet/pr26347791963

Meeting number: 2634 779 1963

Join from a video or application, Dial pr26347791963@meet125.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number

Presenters:

  • Stephanie Milan, Associate Professor & Clinical Psychology Program Head, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychological Sciences 
  • Jeff Burke, Associate Professor& Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychological Sciences 

UConn-AAUP Ongoing Member Wellness Group

Professor Milan will be emailing those who registered with information soon. If you are still interested in attending and would like to register, please email Barbara at BarbaraK@uconnaaup.org.

Representative Assembly Vacancies

The Representative Assembly was instituted by the Chapter in 2014. The Assembly, similar to a stewards’ program, provides a first line of contact for department members who may have concerns about the terms and conditions of their employment. The Assembly also provides communication between departments and the executive committee. Representatives will become more familiar with the contract and be able to assist members who may need support or more information from AAUP. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month from 12:30 – 2:00 PM.

Representatives are needed for the departments listed below. Please contact Barbara at BarbaraK@uconnaaup.org once a person has been identified to fill the role. The next meeting is on Wednesday, October 20th from 12:30-2:00 PM.

 

AVERY POINT, ADJUNCT
WATERBURY, ADJUNCT
WATERBURY, FULL TIME
ACCOUNTING
ANTHROPOLOGY
ART/ART HISTORY
CHEM & BIOMOLECULAR ENGR
ENGLISH
EXTENSION
FINANCE
JOURNALISM
LIT/CULT/LANG
MARKETING
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGR
MATERIALS SCIENCE INSTITUTE
PATHOBIOLOGY
PHARM SCIENCE
PHILOSOPHY
PHYSIOLOGY & NEURO
PLANT SCIENCE & LANDSCAPE
PSYCHOLOGY
PUBLIC POLICY

 

In Solidarity.

 

Mary Ellen Junda, President

Jeffrey Ogbar, Executive Vice President

Michael Bailey, Executive Director

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Letter to Provost Lejuez – Stamford Concerns

The University of Connecticut Chapter of 

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS, INC.

September 15, 2021

Provost Lejuez, Provost

Gulley Hall

University of Connecticut

Many Stamford faculty have informed the UConn-AAUP Executive Committee of deep concerns about the safety of their working conditions; they also state that Stamford Administration policies on vaccination, testing, masking, and social distancing are inadequate.

  1. The Stamford campus has a low vaccination rate, which indicates that the vaccination mandate is not being enforced on campus. Only 88% of Stamford students are partially or fully vaccinated, compared to 97% in Storrs (as of 9/7/21). Storrs has a vaccine exemption rate of 3%, so its 97% vaccination rate shows that the vaccination mandate is being enforced in Storrs. Stamford has a vaccine exemption rate of 4%; if the vaccine mandate were being enforced, the vaccination rate in Stamford would be 96%.
  2. Non-residential students make up approximately 85% of the students in Stamford, indicating that the chance for the Delta variant to spread on campus is greater than Storrs.
  3. For a non-residential student COVID case to be counted in Stamford, the student would have to upload a medical record that shows that they tested positive for COVID to the SHaW portal, leading to significant undercounting of COVID cases among commuter students.
  4. There is no program of mandatory weekly testing for unvaccinated non-residential students at the Stamford Campus, while there is such a program in Storrs.
  5. There is no enforcement of mandatory masking rules. Faculty routinely observe students hanging out together in the cafeteria area without masks when they are not eating, students sitting in the cafeteria area without a mask on with a drink in front of them for long periods of time, students walking in the hallways without a mask on, and students congregating in the hallways and bathrooms to talk without masks on. Furthermore, some faculty members have reported instances when they have asked a student to put a mask on and the student has refused to do so. Furthermore, Stamford masking rules include the exception that students may take off their masks anywhere on campus to take a drink, including classrooms.
  6. Large, crowded events held in the concourse, an area near the only entrance to the campus, make it impossible for people who wish to avoid crowds for their own safety (per CDC guidelines) to do so. For example, on 9/9/21, the Stamford campus sponsored a very large and crowded indoor “Involvement Fair” on the concourse, with approximately 100 students packed closely together to talk with people at tables throughout the two-hour event.

All of these conditions greatly increase the likelihood that there will be many preventable cases of COVID among students, faculty, and staff on the Stamford campus, that there will be a higher rate of infection on the Stamford campus than in Storrs (due to unequal enforcement of rules and unequal access to resources such as testing), and that many cases will go unnoticed and uncounted, compounding the problem.

We request the immediate implementation of the following:

  1. Enforcement of the vaccination mandate on the Stamford campus. All students who are not fully vaccinated and do not have a vaccine exemption should be banned from the campus until they comply with the mandate.
  2. Weekly surveillance testing of all unvaccinated students in Stamford, including non-residential students. There is currently such a program in Storrs. There must be a similar program in Stamford.
  3. Enforcement of the mask mandate.  Enforcement must include posting more signage, distributing flyers with the protocols and providing extra masks for students who do not have one. Employees should staff the entrance on Franklin Street and walk the hallways to remind people to wear masks correctly over their noses and mouths. Students who are not wearing masks or appropriately social distancing must comply upon request from a University official or professor.  Those who fail to adhere to protocols will be reported to Community Standards. Discipline could include a ban from campus and a lockout from university systems (e.g. student admin, HuskyCT).
  4. Rescind the exception to the masking rule that states that people may take off their masks for a “quick drink” anywhere on campus. Eating and drinking should be limited to designated eating areas.
  5. A ban on extra- and co-curricular activities that could cause crowding in the concourse.

We also request that the university:

  1. Move toward implementing random surveillance testing of all students, faculty and staff.
  2. Work to de-densify the campus by offering additional remote classes for students and faculty who prefer them.
  3. Give professors the option of teaching F2F courses in new ways that maintain crucial in-person instruction but also include an on-line component to reduce density and promote social distancing.

Sincerely,

UConn-AAUP Executive Committee

Chief Negotiator’s Blog – 9.16.2021

Administration Attendees: K. Buffkin, K. Bannister, J. Wade, P. Diplock, G. Kersaint

UConn-AAUP submitted a re-draft of Article 30 Department Governance from the previous session. The Package Proposal submitted by the administration last negotiation session was too large and complicated to determine advantages and disadvantages. The union took that package and submitted two separate packages for consideration by the administration. The package containing Article 31 and 34 was TA’s by the end of the session – progress was made. Overall, there are still a number of major articles on the table that need further discussion with only 4 sessions on the calendar.

TA’s Articles

Article 31 and 34

UConn-AAUP Proposals

Article-30-Sep 16-21-AAUP-Proposal[2] Faculty Participation in Departmental Governance

Package 1 AAUP Package Proposal with 10, 15, 16 and 28

Article 15 9.16.21 AAUP Package 10, 15, 16, and 28  (Selection and Review of Department Heads)

Article 10 9.16.21 AAUP Package 10, 15, 16 and 28 (Grievance Process)

Article-16 9.16.21 AAUP Package 10, 15, 16, and 28 (UConn-AAUP Rights)

Article 28 9.16.21 AAUP Package Proposal with 10, 15, 16 and 28 (Student Evaluation of Teaching)

Package 2 UConn-AAUP Package Proposal 9.16.21(2)

Article 34 9.16.21 AAUP Package Proposal  (Tenure Appeal)

Article 31 9.16.21 AAUP Package Proposal(Promotion, Tenure and Reappointment)

Administration Proposals

Article 14 9.16.21 University Proposal (Reduction of Staff /Discontinuance of Programs)

Article 14 9.13.21 University Proposal (Reduction of Staff / Discontinuance of Programs)

Office Space 9.16.21 University Counterproposal

Office Space 9.13.21 University Counterproposal

Article 12 9.13.21 University Counterproposal (Personnel Files)

Electronic Records 9.10.21 University Counterproposal

BU Work 9.10.21 University Counterproposal (Bargaining Unit Work)

UConn-AAUP Update: September 14, 2021

REMINDER: 

  • For those interested in the “Ongoing Member Wellness Group,” please fill out the Doodle Poll for your preferred day and time by tomorrow afternoon. 
  • For those interested in our first “Member Wellness Seminar” on September 27, 2021, please RSVP Barbara at barbarak@uconnaaup.org.

In this Issue:

  • UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Initiative
    • UConn-AAUP Ongoing Member Wellness Group
    • UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Seminar Series

UConn-AAUP Ongoing Member Wellness Group

Faculty life can be stressful and emotionally taxing. For many people, “unhelpful” thinking patterns contribute to their stress and negative emotions. Among faculty, these patterns may include self-doubt & second-guessing, perfectionism, frequent self-criticism, evaluation worry, negative outcome expectations, or imposter syndrome. These tendencies can diminish productivity, job satisfaction, relationship enjoyment, or overall wellbeing. Fortunately, there are structured activities designed to help people identify, challenge, and change their negative thinking patterns. The Faculty Wellness Group will involve learning and practicing these strategies over several weeks.

The UConn-AAUP Ongoing Member Wellness Group will meet virtually for 6-8 weeks. Participants should be available to attend most sessions. We anticipate room for approximately 8-12 people. Meetings will be held one morning a week (the specific day will depend on the time preferred by the most respondents on the doodle poll).  We anticipate starting the week of September 20th and ending before Thanksgiving break.

Please complete the poll by Wednesday September 15, 2021 if you are interested in participating  An email with more details on the specific starting date and time and how to join virtually will follow.

UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Seminar Series

To help promote faculty wellbeing during the upcoming year, AAUP will be sponsoring two programs as part of our 2021-22 Wellness Initiative. The first will be a Wellness Seminar Series. Each month, we will host a seminar focused on one of the common concerns endorsed by faculty in our recent AAUP survey. Seminars for the Fall will be virtual. For planning purposes, we will ask people to send an RSVP for the link, and then open to a general audience prior to the seminar. The second program will be a small, ongoing Faculty Wellness Group that will meet weekly for 6-8 weeks this fall.  The focus will be on learning tools to change negative thought patterns that can impact wellbeing.  Information about the small group will be coming soon.

The following link provides more details about the topics and presenters for our Fall seminars, which includes:

  1. Stop the Stress: Evidence-Based Strategies for Stress Management

Monday, September 27th  4-5 PM

     2. Student Mental Health Support for Faculty: Understanding Roles, Responses & Resources(Hosted by the AAUP & SHaW Mental Health Services)

Monday, October 18th 3:30-5

  1. PTR and the Pandemic: A Panel Discussion to Address Faculty Concerns

November TBD

In Solidarity.

 

Mary Ellen Junda, President

Jeffrey Ogbar, Executive Vice President

Michael Bailey, Executive Director

“Follow” us on Twitter: @UConnAAUP

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UConn-AAUP Website: http://www.uconnaaup.org/AAUP

UConn-AAUP Update: September 10, 2021

In this Issue:

  • UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Initiative
    • UConn-AAUP Ongoing Member Wellness Group
    • UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Seminar Series

UConn-AAUP Ongoing Member Wellness Group

Faculty life can be stressful and emotionally taxing. For many people, “unhelpful” thinking patterns contribute to their stress and negative emotions. Among faculty, these patterns may include self-doubt & second-guessing, perfectionism, frequent self-criticism, evaluation worry, negative outcome expectations, or imposter syndrome. These tendencies can diminish productivity, job satisfaction, relationship enjoyment, or overall wellbeing. Fortunately, there are structured activities designed to help people identify, challenge, and change their negative thinking patterns. The Faculty Wellness Group will involve learning and practicing these strategies over several weeks.

The UConn-AAUP Ongoing Member Wellness Group will meet virtually for 6-8 weeks. Participants should be available to attend most sessions. We anticipate room for approximately 8-12 people. Meetings will be held one morning a week (the specific day will depend on the time preferred by the most respondents on the doodle poll).  We anticipate starting the week of September 20th and ending before Thanksgiving break.

Please complete the poll by Wednesday September 15, 2021 if you are interested in participating  An email with more details on the specific starting date and time and how to join virtually will follow.

UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Seminar Series

To help promote faculty wellbeing during the upcoming year, AAUP will be sponsoring two programs as part of our 2021-22 Wellness Initiative. The first will be a Wellness Seminar Series. Each month, we will host a seminar focused on one of the common concerns endorsed by faculty in our recent AAUP survey. Seminars for the Fall will be virtual. For planning purposes, we will ask people to send an RSVP for the link, and then open to a general audience prior to the seminar. The second program will be a small, ongoing Faculty Wellness Group that will meet weekly for 6-8 weeks this fall.  The focus will be on learning tools to change negative thought patterns that can impact wellbeing.  Information about the small group will be coming soon.

The following link provides more details about the topics and presenters for our Fall seminars, which includes:

  1. Stop the Stress: Evidence-Based Strategies for Stress Management

Monday, September 27th  4-5 PM

      2.  Student Mental Health Support for Faculty: Understanding Roles, Responses & Resources(Hosted by the AAUP & SHaW Mental Health Services)

Monday, October 18th 3:30-5

      3.  PTR and the Pandemic: A Panel Discussion to Address Faculty Concerns

November TBD

In Solidarity.

 

Mary Ellen Junda, President

Jeffrey Ogbar, Executive Vice President

Michael Bailey, Executive Director

“Follow” us on Twitter: @UConnAAUP

“Like” Us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uconnaaup

UConn-AAUP Website: http://www.uconnaaup.org/

Chief Negotiator’s Blog: 9.9.21

UConn-AAUP proposed an amended version of their previous Article 30:

Article-30-Sep 9-21-AAUP-Proposal-AAA

In an effort to reduce the number of articles that remain on the table, in relation to the number of negotiating sessions scheduled, UConn-AAUP submitted potential Articles that we felt could revert back to “status quo” (current) contract language without any changes:

UConn-AAUP-Proposal “Current Language “

The Administration submitted an ambitious package of proposals today with the intention that they be agreed to without alteration. The package included a Merit proposal that appears difficult to agree to “as is”‘, but we are considering the package:

University Package Proposal 9.9.21[1]

Article 15 9.9.21 University Package Proposal

Article 16 9.9.21 University Package Proposal

Article 10 9.9.21 University Package Proposal

Article 25 9.9.21 University Package Proposal

Article 28 9.9.21 University Package Proposal

Article 31 9.9.21 University Package Proposal

Article 34 9.9.21 University Package Proposal

 

UConn-AAUP Update: September 8, 2021

In this Issue:

  • UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Initiative
  • Sticker-Up with UConn-AAUP/SEBAC Report
  • Vaccination Reporting Deadline

UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Initiative

 To help promote faculty wellbeing during the upcoming year, AAUP will be sponsoring two programs as part of our 2021-22 Wellness Initiative. The first will be a Wellness Seminar Series. Each month, we will host a seminar focused on one of the common concerns endorsed by faculty in our recent AAUP survey. Seminars for the Fall will be virtual. For planning purposes, we will ask people to send an RSVP for the link, and then open to a general audience prior to the seminar. The second program will be a small, ongoing Faculty Wellness Group that will meet weekly for 6-8 weeks this fall.  The focus will be on learning tools to change negative thought patterns that can impact wellbeing.  Information about the small group will be coming soon.

The following link provides more details about the topics and presenters for our Fall seminars, which includes:

  1. Stop the Stress: Evidence-Based Strategies for Stress Management

Monday, September 27th  4-5 PM

 

  1. Student Mental Health Support for Faculty: Understanding Roles, Responses & Resources(Hosted by the AAUP & SHaW Mental Health Services)

Monday, October 18th 3:30-5

 

  1. PTR and the Pandemic: A Panel Discussion to Address Faculty Concerns

November TBD

Sticker Up with UConn-AAUP/SEBAC

Sticker Up Day was a resounding success!! Many of you proudly wore your stickers or pasted them in prominent places to be seen. But support for the negotiating team and a fair contract it is not over. We will continue to ask you to wear your stickers and post them for all to see. We will continue to provide stickers and buttons throughout the semester for those who did not receive them as we have more events planned. If you would like them mailed to your U-BOX, please email Barbara BarbaraK@uconnaaup.org and she will get them out.

Vaccination Reporting Deadline

September 10, 2021 is the deadline to upload your vaccination status to the UConn portal. If you have not uploaded your vaccination status, please follow the link to the portal to avoid being out of compliance with a University Policy. Providing this information is not a violation of HIPPA, nor equal to the information necessary for approval of an FMLA leave.

In Solidarity.

 

Mary Ellen Junda, President

Jeffrey Ogbar, Executive Vice President

Michael Bailey, Executive Director

“Follow” us on Twitter: @UConnAAUP

“Like” Us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uconnaaup

UConn-AAUP Website: http://www.uconnaaup.org/AAUP

UConn-AAUP Wellness Seminar Series – Fall 2021

The University of Connecticut Chapter of

AAUP    

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS

AAUP WELLNESS SEMINAR SERIES: FALL 2021

  1. Stop the Stress: Evidence-Based Strategies for Stress Management

September 27th 4-5 PM

Stress is often part of faculty life, whether from a heavy workload, ever-present deadlines, interpersonal expectations of students and colleagues, or managing work-family balance. This year, faculty must manage these “normal” stressors while also facing additional challenges and uncertainty caused by the pandemic. When the demands of life increase, it can be helpful to have concrete strategies for dealing with day-to-day negative emotions or distress. In this seminar, we will introduce and practice several evidence-based techniques, including grounding, diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and cognitive de-fusion. Find a strategy that will work for you!

Presenters:

  • Stephanie Milan, Associate Professor & Clinical Psychology Program Head, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychological Sciences
  • Jeff Burke, Associate Professor& Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychological Sciences
  1. Student Mental Health Support for Faculty: Understanding Roles, Responses & Resources (Hosted by the AAUP & SHaW Mental Health Services)

October 18th 3:30-5:00 pm

A growing number of university students have mental health needs or receive ADA accommodations for a disability. Many faculty members feel uncertain about how to respond when issues related to mental health or disability arise with students. Others may wonder what they can do to foster a wellness-enhancing campus climate. The goal of this presentation is to help faculty understand their role, know the relevant campus resources, and gain strategies for responding to several common situations faced by faculty.

Presenters:

  • Stephanie Milan, Associate Professor& Clinical Psychology Program Head, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Kristina Stevens, Director of Mental Health, Student Health & Wellness, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Christine Wenzel, Associate Director, Center for Students with Disabilities
  1. PTR and the Pandemic: A Panel Discussion

November TBD

Are you concerned that COVID is hurting your career progress? This panel will include university administrators and members of previous PTR committees to help address PTR related stress and concerns.