Faculty workload is a “hot topic” in most academic settings, especially related to well-being and healthy work-life balance. My Nurse Educator students and I have been discussing the tripartite role of the nurse educator (teaching, scholarship, and service) this week and many have expressed feelings of being overwhelmed in trying to figure out “how do I do all of this?“. I assured them they are not alone and that this is the question many of us ask on a daily basis. Fortunately, much as safe-staffing on the practice side, there is a heightened awareness of the importance of fair and equitable workloads, with new research informing standards and solutions. The following video shares some excellent information and advice based on one of these recent studies.
The American Council on Education (ACE) has also published some excellent resources and tools that academic teams can use to design a fair and equitable workload process/policy. See two of these resources below the video.
How does your organization determine faculty workload? Share your thoughts and comments beneath this post!
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