Workshop "Wellbeing Initiatives for Teaching and Learning"

Jointly organized by the Alums Relations Office in cooperation with the Graduate Academy

Join us for an exclusive workshop led by our esteemed research alumna Dr. Courtney Dorroll (Wofford College) as she shares her expertise on "Wellbeing Initiatives for Teaching and Learning". This workshop is specifically designed for researchers and lecturers at the University of Tübingen who are looking to enhance their teaching methodologies and create a positive and healthy learning environment.

Date and Time: Friday, 28 April 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. c.t.
Venue: University of Tübingen, Wilhelmstraße 5, Konferenzraum 1, 72074 Tübingen
Registration: https://eveeno.com/314300863

About the Workshop: This workshop will give participants tools to add wellbeing components to their classrooms and syllabi. We will have a discussion about self-care for instructors and how the concept can also be extended to students. Themes will include: setting boundaries, time management, syllabi tweaks, and care as a core pedagogical value. With burnout on the rise, it is important we add in care as a guidepost in the academy. This workshop aims at individual practices instructors can take but also opens up discussion around what larger, structural changes higher education as a whole needs to consider. The workshop will consist of a 1 hour workshop and a following Q&A session. The workshop language is English.

Organizers: The workshop is organized by the Alumni Office of the University of Tübingen in cooperation with the Graduate Academy.

Speaker: Our speaker is University of Tübingen research Alumna, Dr. Courtney Dorroll, who currently works as an Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and North African Studies and Religion at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is also a Fulbright Specialist leading workshops on pedagogical best practices and higher education leadership and an American Council on Education Fellow 2022- 2023. Courtney edited the volume Teaching Islamic Studies in the Age of ISIS, Islamophobia, and the Internet (Indiana University Press, 2019). More https://sites.wofford.edu/radical-care/