The Flourishing Academic will be taking a break for the summer. We look forward to new posts starting in August.
In the meantime, don’t forget to check out CTE’s website for teaching and learning tips. As always, CTE staff are available throughout the summer as you plan courses and write syllabi.
And while you’re at it, check out this essay from Faculty Focus on “Taking Time to Refresh, Recharge, and Recommit.” In it, Maryellen Weimer posits summer as a time to reflect on the past to re-energize for what’s coming up next. She suggests using “a planned and purposeful set of activities that renews your commitment to and passion for teaching. This is not the kind of refresh that comes from revising a syllabus, choosing a new textbook, or working out the details of a group project. This needs to be about you and what will enable you to stand excitedly before students the next time you teach.”