This page collects CLT, Champlain College, and other resources on self-care and balance for faculty teaching remotely during the Covid-19 disruption.
Managing Work/Life Balance and Remote Instruction
Teaching remotely during Covid-19 presents numerous challenges to work-life balance and personal boundaries. You may find your home life is encroaching on your work time as you’re stuck at home, or the demands of teaching remotely are challenging your personal time. Rebecca Mills, Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching, compiled a list of “tips and tricks” for maintaining boundaries and keeping to a manageable schedule.
Rebecca has also prepared a slide deck about work-life balance that you can refer to for additional ideas.
Self-Care and Coping during Covid-19
Barb Columbo, Associate Professor in the EHS Division, has assembled a wonderful set of resources on coping, managing negative feelings, and dealing with stress, including both practical tips and research. You can find these materials here. Barb also offered a webinar, “Stress Management and Self-Care during Covid Times”, on April 13 at 11am (check your Champlain calendar for the Meet link). The recorded webinar is here:
In addition, Champlain College will host a webinar on Resiliency for faculty and staff, featuring guest speakers Dr. Timothy Wilens (Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital) and Dr. Aude Henin (Massachusetts General Hospital) on Thursday April 23 at 9:30am. This event and Zoom link to join is available in your Champlain College calendar.
ChampHub, the Canvas success resource guide for students, also collects Wellbeing Resources for the Champlain community. You may find these helpful, and you can also refer your students to them if needed.
Faculty and staff have additional resources and help available through Champlain’s Employee Assistance Program, administered by New Directions. You can access the EAP here.