Faculty Associate Program
About the Faculty Associate Program
This year marks the first cycle of the Faculty Associate Program. The program goal is to support scholarship, enable expertise, and propose solutions in the field of workplace well-being through the protected effort for eligible faculty. Associates will spend 12-months working on a “deep dive” into a high-impact area of workplace well-being. At the end of the 12-month appointment, associates will synthesize results and present findings to senior leadership at Michigan Medicine to inform decision-making at the organizational level. Over time, we believe this program will be instrumental in elevating Michigan Medicine as a national leader in innovative approaches to improving workplace well-being.
Dr. Helen Kang Morgan presents at Grand Rounds on the topic of burnout
The Wellness Office identified several priority areas that focus on common influencers of burnout and well-being derived from the literature. This program is designed for faculty associates to take a deep-dive into one of these areas and find scalable solutions with an anticipated long-term impact at Michigan Medicine that will improve well-being for faculty, staff, and/or learners.
The relationship between DEI and workplace well-being (e.g., on BIPOC and women)
Administrative burden (e.g. email)
Improving access, and reducing barriers, to receiving mental/emotional health care
Job resources and job demands
Translating workplace well-being into everyday practices
Organizational well-being outcomes and metrics
Evaluating utilization of vacation and/or sabbatical time, including associated barriers preventing utilization