Tips/Remarks from Sessions

The Support Circle Faculty Allies discussed Tips and Resources for the New Academic Year at the Support Circle and WEN-U Drop-In on September 8, 2021.
The following are resources from previous semester drop-in sessions.

November 3, 2021

Session on Wellness
This session focused on mental health in academia, particularly the stress and anxiety felt by women faculty in the hyper-competitive environment of academic research. A panel of researchers studying mental health topics and women leaders in academia offered their perspectives on the issues and shared experiences of staying balanced to achieve work-life fulfillment.  
See photos from the session here. (Coming soon.)
See here for recording of session (without Q&A).
Tips and Handouts
Panel Speakers: Dan Foti, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences; Libby Richards, Associate Professor, Nursing; Kelly LaMaire, Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences; Zhao Ma, Professor, Natural Resource Social Science; and Bridgette Kelleher, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences. 

October 5, 2021

How Can Leaders Support Faculty?
This session is structured as a conversation/discussion with leaders at different levels of the university and from across colleges. The leaders will offer a brief description of their responsibilities and how those relate to understanding culture, colleagues, and support, and how they interface with other leaders. Realistic expectations of how their position functions, and where additional support may reside will be discussed through various vignettes. This 90-minute panel will include about 30 minutes (total) of remarks by all the panelists leaders with most of the time set for a discussion of the vignettes.  
See photos from the session here.
See here for recording of session (without Q&A).
Tips and Handouts
Panel Speakers: Kathleen Howell, Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics; Klod Kokini, Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Candace Croney, Director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science, Professor of Animal Behavior and Well-being; Linda Prokopy, Head, Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, and Professor, Forestry and Natural Resources; Donna Riley, Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education; Jeffrey Dukes, Professor, Forestry & Natural Resources and Biological Sciences, Director of Purdue Climate Change Research Center, Belcher Chair for Environmental Sustainability. Moderator: Laura Zanotti, Professor, Anthropology & Co-Chair SBBCLE Support Circle. 

September 8, 2021

Remarks by Jay Akridge, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity and Marion Underwood, Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, & Distinguished Professor, Psychological Sciences, Purdue University.
Tips and Resources for the New Academic Year
In this first kick-off session of the academic year, Support Circle Allies and WGHI partners will share the ways they prepare for the academic year. The group will discuss the following questions. What are some of the resources that you lean on heavily throughout the academic year that you always share out? What are your biggest challenges at the start of each semester and how do you prepare for them? What are some of the ways you plan for supporting or acknowledging others?
See photos from the session here.
See here for recording of session (without Q&A).
Summary of Tips Shared by the Panel & Posted on Social Media
  • Inside Higher Ed: Self-Care for Faculty - link here.
  • Academia in the Time of COVID-19: Towards an Ethics of Care - link here