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MHWB Task Force Members (left) MHIT Members (right)
The students, faculty, and staff of the Mental Health and Well-Being Task Force (MHWBTF) and the Mental Health Implementation Team (MHIT) have devoted hundreds of hours this academic year towards developing and executing a plan for improving mental health and well-being across our campus. While there is still much to be done—and MHIT will continue its work through the summer—take a moment to read about some the changes implemented.
The Be Well Together newsletter will shift to an as-needed basis over the summer months, and faculty and staff can expect to see wellness-related information specifically for them in WPI Today.
We wish you a restful, rejuvenating, and fun summer
- The Center for Well-Being has finalized the hiring of their staff, including an Office Coordinator and an Associate Director, and will begin onboarding and team building in late May.
- In collaboration with the Inclusive Culture Committee, the Staff and Faculty section has established a Staff Council that will serve as an advocate to support the interests and needs of staff, while supporting the mission, values, and strategic goals of WPI. Learn more here.
- To support wellness and balance, the Staff and Faculty section, together with Talent and Inclusion, is working towards reinforcing remote/flexible work policy and training for managers and establishing working hours email protocol and meeting etiquette.
Faculty and Staff Support and Networking Groups for BIPOC/ALANA, LGBTQIAP+, and Faith/Spirituality Communities at WPI
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is curating faculty and staff support and networking groups for BIPOC/ALANA, LGBTQIAP+, and faith/spirituality communities at WPI. The goal of these new groups is to have a specific department focused on leading these initiatives, providing a space where faculty and staff feel they have community and solidarity, and provide a resource and network to our students who also identify within these groups. Learn more and register here.
NCFDD Summer Mental Wellness Programming for Faculty
WPI has an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community focused on helping academics make successful transitions throughout their careers. Learn more about faculty resources from the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center and NCFDD here.
- NCFDD: Rising Above Burnout (Tuesday, June 21, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm) Learn more and register here.
- NCFDD: SKILL #6: The Art of Saying No (Thursday, July 14, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm) Learn more and register here.
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This email is intended to be for informational purposes only and not to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you or someone you know is in imminent danger of suicidal action or other threat, call WPI Campus police at 508-831-5555 (or call 911 if off-campus) or present for emergency care at a nearby hospital.