The Art of Mindfulness: Transforming Faculty Development by Being Present
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Faculty burnout has become a critical issue in academia that extends from new faculty to seasoned faculty. Burnout can come from several factors, but is especially due to stress that comes about because of professionals and personal responsibilities. This session will introduce attendees to the concept of mindfulness and how we as faculty developers can incorporate aspects of mindfulness into our faculty development programs as a means of helping decrease stress and increase attention. A mindfulness program that has been started at an American university will be presented along with data regarding how this program has affected faculty participants.