Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 10:30 – 11:30 am Alaska, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific/Yukon, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Mountain
Academic advisors work in demanding environments spending multiple hours daily meeting with students and completing a dizzying array of administrative tasks including paperwork, meetings, teaching, program coordination, and university service. Sustaining this workload over time can prove challenging and puts advisors at risk of emotional and physical exhaustion that diminishes their effectiveness and may result in burnout and compassion fatigue. Additionally, meeting these daily demands often leaves scant time and energy for professional development activities crucial for continued growth and effectiveness.
In response to these twin challenges, Andrew Wahlstrom from the University of Oregon has developed the “advising sabbatical.” An advising sabbatical is a multi-day respite from daily advising tasks to focus on professional development activities with the goal to promote renewal and restoration. The talk will review the presenter’s advising sabbatical research and discuss benefits observed from first-hand sabbatical experiences. Practical considerations for implementing an advising sabbatical, possible sabbatical activities, and strategies conducive to a successful experience, including gaining supervisor and co-worker support, will be provided.
R8 Talks! is a monthly, community-building opportunity for Region 8 members. Register in advance to join us in this session: https://ksu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAod-ihqjIpEtAZCzV35fmFU-8Ealv8Hd4Z
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