20-Minute Mentors

What are Proven Strategies to Overcome Faculty Disengagement Due to Workload?

Overcome the ever-present challenge of increased faculty workload to revitalize faculty engagement with these research and evidence-based strategies.


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What are Proven Strategies to Overcome Faculty Disengagement Due to Workload?

Faculty members find themselves facing an escalating challenge: the ever-increasing and demanding workload that can have detrimental effects on their engagement and overall well-being. With workloads spiraling upward and academic responsibilities becoming increasingly taxing, faculty members are more susceptible than ever to burning out and closing themselves off from beneficial professional development opportunities that can help alleviate their issues.

This impactful Magna 20-Minute Mentor explores how workload has emerged as a significant barrier to faculty engagement. The presenters, drawing on research and evidence-based insights from their work on reengaging faculty published in the Journal of Faculty Development, offer a guide to tackle the multifaceted issue of workload-related obstacles so that participants not only gain an understanding of the factors contributing to excessive workloads, but acquire practical solutions to reengage faculty more effectively.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Identify barriers to faculty engagement related to workload
  • Understand the impact the barrier of workload challenges has on faculty engagement
  • Apply strategies for improving faculty engagement related to workload

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to workload as a barrier to faculty engagement
  • Having fewer colleagues
  • Solutions for managing increased workloads
  • Flexibility concerns
  • How to manage burnout


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty or Educational Developers
  • Deans


Product Code: OM23JD

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.