FSEM Update- 4/13/22

Hello All-

Wanted to let you know that Grace has sent you the course details to review for FSEM Fall 2022 classes (if you are teaching for us). Please review them but you only need to contact us if something is incorrect. Thank you!

As promised info on the Spring professional development meeting- please see the welcome message below. You will receive $150 if you attend. Please register at the Qualtrics link here:


Greetings FSEM Faculty, 

You are invited to attend “A Heart to Hold,” an arts-based community workshop focused on making space for faculty experiences of COVID-19 grief and loss. The workshop will be held in person on Friday, May 13th from 10:00-11:50 a.m. in Anderson Academic Commons 290.

Over the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty have struggled to support grieving students, while also grieving themselves. Faculty have experienced several losses, including the loss of loved ones to COVID-19, work-life balance, and opportunities for connection. These difficulties have been associated with mental health challenges, burnout, and the desire to change careers. 

Through making “A Heart to Hold” pillow during the workshop on May 13th, faculty will creatively and collectively reflect on their COVID-19-related losses. Being “good” at art is not required! Dr. Erin Willer, Associate Professor in Communication Studies, will facilitate the workshop. Dr. Willer’s research and teaching answer the question: How do we cultivate communication, compassion, community, and creativity in the face of illness, death, and loss? Dr. Anand Desai from the DU Health and Counseling Center will also attend the workshop to provide support.

Please RSVP to attend the workshop by May 6th. Thank you! https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ezVRpWkYkKCob4y

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