1. "4 Ideas for Avoiding Faculty Burnout" (online article) assumes that "faculty well-being is a pedagogical issue" and offers "some suggestions for making it through the semester," each elaborated in the text:
- "Take time off, if only for an evening."
- "Remember that your job is a job — even if you love it."
- "Find ways to say no."
- "Choose sleep over extra class-prep time."
2. "Faculty Burnout" (pdf; Minter 2009) points out that "[f]aculty experiencing performance issues in meeting their professional responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service, student-care-giving, and nurturing collegial relationships are likely candidates for the burnout zone."
The article lays the foundation for a broader consideration of the issue by examining the following topics:
- "Why Is Burnout Occurring in Academia?"
- "University Environment: A Breeding Ground for Burnout"
- "What Are the Stressors Leading to Burnout in Academic Life?"
- "How Can Burnout Be Identified?"
- "How Can the Intervention and Recovery Process Work?"
The article also includes a useful, 70-item, "Burnout Cycle Inventory" for self-assessment.
- Minter, Robert L. "Faculty Burnout." Contemporary Issues in Education Research, vol. 2, no. 2, 2009, pp. 1-8.
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