Covid-19: universities can’t fix everything and that should be OK

Posted in Life on November 9th, 2020 by steve

“University communities have been thrust into perpetual crisis mode – but staff burnout is counterproductive, says Simone Buitendijk. We can’t go on like this. By striving to create an unachievable perfect replica of the past in a volatile, unstable present, we risk doing a disservice to the longer term future of our students and our wider academic communities …” (more)

[Wonkhe, 9 November]

Tags: ,

NUI Galway fears over burnout among researchers

Posted in Governance and administration on September 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Burn-out among researchers has been identified as an issue by management at NUI Galway. Údarás na hOllscoile, the university’s governing authority, which is responsible for managing and controlling all affairs of NUIG, has been briefed on the problem …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 27 September]

Tags: ,

How to survive college burnout

Posted in Life on February 10th, 2013 by steve

“After the assignments and exams are finally done and handed up, a person can feel a little worse for wear at the finish line. The pressure and stress have been lifted yet you still feel as if you could sleep for months …” (more)

[Emily Bodkin, Independent, 10 February]


Why Academics Suffer Burnout

Posted in Life on April 14th, 2011 by steve

“The days when academe was a low-stress working environment are over, with ‘burnout’ levels now comparable with those in other service sectors, according to an international study. The analysis, which is based on 12 peer-reviewed studies in the United States, Britain, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands, likens levels of burnout among those who teach in higher education to those of schoolteachers and health professionals …” (more)

[Matthew Reisz, Inside Higher Ed, 14 April]