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KU Staff Fellows to conduct faculty, staff focus groups exploring mental health at KU

Thu, 02/13/2020

Campanile in winter

LAWRENCE — The 2020 KU Staff Fellows are conducting a series of focus groups in conjunction with their yearlong project to identify and examine current campus perceptions, challenges and opportunities regarding employee mental health.
 
University of Kansas staff and faculty members are invited to participate in small-group discussions designed to seek perspectives around the subject of mental health — exploring such topics as campus attitudes; awareness of resources; barriers to accessing support; and suggestions for increasing understanding, compassion and a sense of belonging. Data will be collected confidentially, analyzed and shared in summary.
 
Employees are asked to register online for their preferred 75-minute session.

Graduate student employees are encouraged to attend a session designated specifically for them: 

Tuesday, Feb. 18
2-3:15 p.m., Kansas Union, English Room
Graduate student employees, please register here.

The following focus groups are open to all staff and faculty:

Monday, Feb. 17
9-10:15 a.m., Kansas Union, Divine Nine Room
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 317 Nichols Hall 
3:30-4:45 p.m., 246 Nichols Hall 

Tuesday, Feb. 18
7:30- 8:45 a.m., Shop Facility Room 100A (1735 Westbrooke St.)
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Kansas Union, English Room

Wednesday, Feb. 19
9-10:15 a.m., Kansas Union, Divine Nine Room
3:30-4:45 p.m., 248 Youngberg Hall 

Thursday, Feb. 20
9-10:30 a.m., 422 Joseph R. Pearson Hall
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 422 JRP 
1:30-2:45 p.m., 422 JRP 

Faculty and staff should use this link to register.

Diverse experiences and insights will be valuable in enriching the findings and informing the recommendations the Staff Fellows share campuswide later this year.

For questions, please contact stafffellows@ku.edu.

About Staff Fellows

The Office of the Provost and Human Resource Management jointly coordinate the Staff Fellows Program. The yearlong professional development program provides staff an opportunity to build their leadership skills, gain experience to advance their careers and work together on a project that benefits the university.



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