Recognizing, rewarding faculty’s emotional labour

September 18, 2017

“While academic accomplishments like graduation are visible to most folks, other acts are seemingly smaller and often only noticed by students and the faculty members who supported them,” writes Julie Shayne. The author notes that it is often marginalized students whose success in higher ed requires substantial emotional labour on the part of faculty and staff members. Yet Shayne notes that this labour cannot be sustained “one compassionate professor at a time,” concluding that an institution needs to recognize its vital role in their budgeting processes, tenure and promotion review, and academic culture. Inside Higher Ed