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Support for Faculty & Staff


Employee Assistance Program


CWC does not provide personal counseling to faculty & staff of Augsburg.  However, all benefits-eligible employees may use the Augsburg Employee Assistance Program (ComPsych Guidance Resources) at no charge.  Compsych provides confidential phone counseling 24/7 to help address personal issues, stressors, and grief.   Compsych will refer you to a local counselor for individual and family counseling  (for several free face-to-face counseling sessions), or to other resources in your community.  They also provide legal information and a referral for a free 30 minute legal consultation, financial counseling, and information and referral for new parents, for caregivers for the elderly, and for other work-life needs.  To use services, you will need an Augsburg Web ID which is available through Human Resources and on the HR Moodle site.  Call Compsych at 877-595-5284 (24/7).

See the Human Resources Community Moodle site for the most updated information or contact HR.


Self-Care for Faculty & Staff


“…we have a special vocation to steward our own gifts by caring responsibly for ourselves.”   Mark Tranvik, Martin Luther and the Called Life

“Self-care is never a selfish act — it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”  Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak


Online Resources

Anxiety/Stress Quick Tools for Support

Avoiding Burnout:  Self-Care Strategies for Faculty  Camille Freeman & Bevin Clare

Self-Care for Teachers    Anne Brunette, MSW

Staff Self-Care from The Colorado Education Initiative

Faculty Burnout    Robert Minter, Walsh College      Includes the “Burnout Cycle Inventory” and  a “Recovery Process” (page 7).

Are You Burning Out?  From the University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Self-Care Starter Kit   University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Professor Goldilocks and the Three Boundaries    Self-care and boundaries; Amanda Wyrick

How to Listen Less   Setting boundaries with students’ personal problems   Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Radical Self-Care   “Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers advice for faculty members feeling exhausted by racial battle fatigue”

It’s Your Job, Not Your Life   Kerry Ann Rockquemore

A Black Academic Woman’s Self-Care Manifesto  Erica Lorraine Williams



Community Resources

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes   University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing

Penny George Institute for Health & Healing   holistic care and classes

Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute   Resilience & Self-Care workshop