Fall 2020 Resources for Faculty

Intro Statement From Faculty Council Chair

Faculty Council Library of Essential COVID-19 Documents

First Day Videos

Netiquette Resources

Inclusive Pedagogy Resources

Student Motivation and Classroom Climate Videos

Faculty Wellness & Self-Care Resources

  • Ideas to Share
    • Self-care every day. Don’t leave it for when you’re drowning underneath the stress of work and expectations — carve out some time for self-care every day.
    • The Wellness Society’s Coronavirus Anxiety WorkbookAlso check out the other resources available at The Wellness Society.
    • Don’t let the complexities of the fall semester amid Covid-19 overwhelm all the good things that drove you to your discipline in the first place.
    • Science-based insights for a meaningful life at The Greater Good Magazine
    • Stress-busting sensesOur five sensescan do more than their expected external duties — they can help us find internal balance, too.
    • Accept the changing situation. The world may seem like it’s upside down now, but you can still create stability for yourself. Here are tipson how to reduce anxiety and isolation.
    • Productivity hacksStreamlining your approach to workhelps you become more productive, increases your focus and reduces stress.
    • Healthy stomach, healthy mind. When you’re busy, you tend to choose food for convenience rather than health. But your food choices have lasting effects— why not make them positive?
    • The fall semester promises to be as stressful as the spring. What can you do as a department chair to lead in a compassionate way?
    • Mindful Schools: Free Mindful Schools Classes for Kids.
    • Positive Psychology lessons & downloadables.
    • Self-Care Ideas for Mental Health.
      • Relax and allow yourself to do nothing (no cellphones allowed!)
      • Meditate
      • Read an educational book with a focus on personal growth
      • Listen to an educational podcast (news is not included as educational)
      • Play with your pet
      • Cuddle your significant other
      • Do something that makes you smile
      • Create something artistic or play an instrument
      • Listen to music you love
      • Practice gratitude with a gratitude journal
    • Self-Care Ideas for Emotional Health
      • Focus on your own needs and goals instead of comparing yourself to others
      • Practice compassion for yourself
      • Take a break from social media
      • Allow yourself to feel your feelings instead of running from them or distracting yourself
      • Read a fictional book that lifts your spirits
      • Take a break from technology—unplug
      • Help someone and don’t expect anything in return
      • Practice positive affirmations
      • Write down a few things you appreciate yourself

Who We Are

Faculty Council is the representative body for the academic faculty in shared governance at CSU.  The Faculty Council, subject to statutes of the State and regulations and policies of the Board of Governors (BOG), has jurisdiction over the general educational policies of the University and passes all rules and regulations necessary to University government.  Faculty Council membership consists of one elected representative from each academic department and the Libraries, and a proportionate representation from each college as voting members.  Upper-level administrators are ex officio non-voting members.

News and Announcements

2020 Faculty Council Harry Rosenberg Distinguished Service Award

Sue Davis Pendell, a Communication Studies faculty member who served as the fourth Faculty Council Chair, created the Faculty Council Harry Rosenberg Distinguished Service Award as an endowment to honor Harry Rosenberg, a Department of History faculty member and the first elected Faculty Council Chair.

Congratulations to Jenny Morse, Instructor, College of Business, who is the 2020 recipient of the award.  Dr. Morse is currently serving her fourth term as Chair of the Faculty Council Committee on Non-Tenure Track Faculty (CoNTTF).  The responsibilities are many, varied, and demanding and Dr. Morse has done an exemplary job in her role.  She has made significant contributions to NTTF, Faculty Council, and CSU as a whole.  In recognition of her distinguished service to Colorado State University’s Faculty Council, Morse will be presented a plaque and an honorarium.