UTSA is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of our entire campus community. Faculty face unique challenges in both the classroom and in their careers. You are at your best as a teacher when you are practicing self-care and being mindful of the pressures you face at work and at home.

 

Taking Care of Yourself
  • Create a professional management plan to help you accomplish short term and long-term goal
  • Agree to service with a purpose. Focus on service projects that can help you network and move your career forward. Say “No” to extra work that does not get you toward an immediate career goal or if time commitment will hurt your ability to perform in your primary role
  • Work with the TLS to find ways to save time in the classroom without sacrificing quality learning
  • Be aware of Imposter Syndrome and how it hurts your mental well-being
  • Find colleagues and mentors who you can talk to about your journey
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Resources for faculty:

 

Taking Care of Students
  • Students often come to college burdened with outside pressures.
  • Students may be facing financial stresses that are forcing them to take on more work hours
  • Remember that students feel imposter syndrome too, especially those who are first gen
  • Students often have family commitments that put pressure on their time and mental health
  • Students may be deeply emotionally effected by some topics in class
  • Many of UTSA students are veterans

Get to know the signs of stress in students and be prepared to support them with the resources available at UTSA. If you have an immediate concern, report it to the Behavior Intervention Team.

Resources for working with students: