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Work-life Workshop Planned for UK Faculty March 10

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 9, 2021) — The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged University of Kentucky faculty members in numerous ways, including blurring of the lines between professional and personal life.

To provide support for faculty, the UK Office for Faculty Advancement is hosting a Faculty Work-Life Integration Workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, via Zoom webinar.

This event will feature Jay Miller, dean of the UK College of Social Work; Laura Bryan, interim dean of the Lewis Honors College at UK; and Jeff Buller from Florida Atlantic University where he is director of Leadership and Professional Development after serving 10 years as dean of FAU's Harriet Wilkes Honors College. 

All levels of professors, instructors and teaching assistants are invited to attend the workshop.  Visit https://www.uky.edu/ofa/faculty-work-life-integration-workshop to register, and the Zoom link will be sent to all registrants Wednesday morning.

 

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.