Thursday, August 5, 2021
2:30 PM - 3:45 AM
To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d4a1aaad01014293a90459a5f72b9a45. This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.
The webinar starts at 2:30 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 2:35 p.m.
Managing Faculty Fatigue is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.
The past year has challenged faculty in ways that were not imagined a few years ago. This interactive session will help faculty identify and address the pressures and feelings that leave many of us feeling fatigued or burned-out at the end of the term. We will work together to identify factors that lead to faculty fatigue and then explore strategies for coping and sources of support that will help you take control of factors that can lead to a more satisfying approach to the challenges of teaching and scholarship during these times.
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If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete training record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available with a single account and login.
Mental Health Initiatives
Student Health Services
April Scott currently serves as the Associate Director of Mental Health Initiatives at the University of South Carolina. She is responsible for decreasing public and personal stigma surrounding mental health conditions, coordinating mental health outreach, training, and education to faculty, staff, and students, and working with campus administrators to improve efforts to improve students' well-being.
Scott works with the student body in many roles. She has been a psychology professor with the Opportunity Scholars Program for four years and has co-facilitated BlackSpace, a support group for Black students at UofSC for five years. Scott has had experiences across multiple settings to include: a substance abuse outpatient facility for adults and adolescents, an in-home adoption therapy program, a community mental health center for children and families, a Veterans Affairs hospital, a group practice, and a university counseling center. She also has over ten years of instructional experience working special populations in higher education, such as student-athletes and first-generation college students. Scott’s research interests include Black women’s body image, the intersection of media and mental health, and diversity and equity in organizational settings.
August (Augie) Grant
Center for Teaching Excellence
Augie Grant has been teaching at the university level since 1983. Grant earned his Ph.D. at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, and has spent the past three decades teaching, consulting, and researching emerging communication technologies and their application to business, education, and social institutions. Grant is best known as editor of Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, which he created in 1992. In addition to exploring new communication technologies, Grant's research explores media audience behavior, convergent journalism, radio and television broadcasting, and applications of network analysis to the study of media organizations and audiences. Grant is past chair of the University of South Carolina Faculty Senate and is past president of the Broadcast Education Association.