Peak Performance Practices of Highly Effective and Happy FacultyFaculty are hardworking professionals who do good, yet sometimes forget to discern which activities are worthy of their time and energy. Drawn to fit into academic culture by complaining about how hard they work, faculty secretly worry that they are not working effectively. This practical, interactive workshop designed for faculty and administrators and based on studies on faculty productivity, peak performance, work-life balance, and work satisfaction will distill the work habits and practices of the most successful and engaged academics. Help your faculty get in charge of those to-do lists so they can teach well, produce the research that one's institution requires, and achieve life balance.
- Energize and motivate themselves with a Pyramid of Power, a vision about having meaning and purpose in their careers and lives.
- Anchor time and tasks to their Pyramid producing high impact results with high job satisfaction.
- Connect with those at home and at work for mutual support.
- Sustain their energy for a long productive career and a long satisfying life.
Faculty implementing a Peak Performance System will practice these work habits of Highly Effective Faculty:
- Focus on teaching methods that result in high learning from students (Bain, 2006; Walvoord, 2007).
- Write regularly and improve scholarly production through colleagues� suggestions (Boice, 2000; Gray, 2005).
- Apply social/emotional intelligence skills to develop and maintain a network of mutually supportive colleagues/students with whom they share responsibilities, thus decreasing work load while increasing connection in their spheres of influence (Robertson, 2003).