Coping With COVID: A Snapshot of Faculty Skills, Challenges, and Lessons Learned 

In spring 2020, the world shifted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, the facilitators share the results of an investigation into what their two-year colleagues have done to cope with the stress of teaching, research, and service at their colleges since the online transition. Hear about the skills found to be successful, the challenges faced, and recommendations for surviving and thriving at your own college. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Learn how to enumerate potentially successful coping skills. 
  2. Be able to describe potential campus challenges. 
  3. List three specific skills to help cope with the stress of professional roles. 

Dr. Aaron Peterson is an assistant professor of educational leadership with emphases in higher education and student affairs at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). He earned a BS from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, with majors in communication studies and aviation operations in 2005; a MS in negotiation and dispute resolution from Creighton University’s School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska in 2012; and an Ed.D. in educational leadership with a focus in higher education administration through Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2018. Prior to joining the faculty at MSUM, Dr. Peterson served in multiple leadership roles within the arena of higher education and student affairs. Presently, Dr. Peterson is conducting studies involving stress, coping, and leadership approaches involving university and college faculty during the pandemic. Dr. Peterson is also the co-creator of The Leadership Lab. The Leadership Lab is an online presence and hub for students, scholars, and practitioners to share research and best practices around multiple areas regarding leadership. 

Jason Kaufman, Ph.D., Ed.D., is a professor of educational leadership at Minnesota State University, Mankato and a licensed psychologist. His teaching uses a lean and lab-rich approach to promote scientific thinking, which he honed as a community college instructor. His research explores how nature-based and mind-body interventions can promote human functioning. He enjoys nature photography as time and travel allow. 

Please Note:

Only those attending the LIVE webinar will receive a certificate of attendance. Thank you!