Resources related to: resilience

Career Development Toolkit

Mind Tools – Essential Skills for an Excellent Career has developed a Toolkit targeting the skills needed for career developmentRead a summary…

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Communicating with Emotional Intelligence

In it’s Academic Leadership for Course Coordinators online training, Curtin University provides modules such as, ‘Communicating with Emotional Intelligence’, that will be useful to academics working in other university contexts.  Read a summary…

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How social relationships influence academic health in the ‘enterprise university’: an insight into productivity of knowledge workers

Ditton, M. (2009). How social relationships influence academic health in the ‘enterprise university’: an insight into productivity of knowledge workers.  Higher Education Research & Development, 28(2), 151-164. Read a summary…

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If you are feeling overloaded

A voice of experience offers advice about how to cope if you are feeling overloaded:- Prioritise to survive. Find people you can debrief with. Talk to administrative staff. View video…

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Is it time well spent? The relationship between time management behaviours, perceived effectiveness and work-related morale and distress in a university context

Kearns, H. & Gardiner, M. (2007).  Higher Education Research & Development, 26(2), 235-247. Read a summary…

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Keeping Cool – Building Teachers’ Resilience

Keeping Cool – Building Teachers’ Resilience is a website resulting from an ALTC project  intended to support beginning teachers, led by Mansfield, C., & Price, A. Read a summary…

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Managing change & change fatigue in a university context

Change is a constant in university life.  Change fatigue is when you feel like you are constantly being bombarded by requests for new things and you stop feeling like you can keep up. View video…

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Managing complexity: transnational multi-campus units

Managing teaching across multiple campuses has its own challenges. This experienced academic suggests strategies for managing the specific stresses of these kinds of situations – both in terms of adapting teaching methods to work with small groups of students and of making the timecosts of administering these courses visible to university management. View video…

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Managing difficult members of staff

In any organisation you will always come across some people who do not share your priorities. Sometimes its about buffering their impact on the staff members around them. View video…

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Manuals and Online Resources for Academic Staff

The University of New England’s Organisational Development unit provides links to staff Manuals and Online ResourcesRead a summary…

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Recovering from overwhelm

An experienced academic outlines a practical strategy for recovering from overwhelm. View video…

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Reflective practice: engaging with student feedback about your unit

Handling hurtful feedback from your students – what to let go of, and what to do with the bits that have some truth in them. View video…

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Starting out: pacing yourself

What to do if instead of being given a carefully planned teaching outline, you are simply handed a textbook and some timetable slots and told to go to it. How will you pace yourself and your students through the unit? View video…

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Starting out: survival is paramount

“Teaching is an open ended job”. As a unit coordinator or course coordinator you will never be able to do everything that could and maybe should be done, so you need to set your own boundaries. View video…

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