Academic Affairs Concerns Team (ACT)
Help us help you
If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions related to our current working situation, please share those with us either via email (ACT@pfw.edu) or via this anonymous survey. Remember there are no "dumb" questions/concerns, so reach out for anything related to teaching, research, service, general faculty work, or simply coping with working through a pandemic. We will do our best to find answers and/or connect you with people who can help or implement your suggestions. If you are in crisis, please talk with your supervisor, call 911, or contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-73-TALK (8255).
COVID-19 Vaccine information link: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/
Taking the Panic out of Pandemic: Managing Stress in a Stressful World
This pandemic is a prolonged traumatic event, with its concomitant stress responses that we are all experiencing to varying degrees. In this video, Dr. Jeannie DiClementi discusses trauma and stress, how it can affect us, and ways of coping.
Watch video: Taking panic out of pandemic
Tips and Strategies for Time Management and Working from Home
Tips and Strategies for Coping with Stress
Mindfulness and Meditation
Searching for ways to reduce the symptoms of stress, while improving attention and well-being? Mindfulness and meditation can help transform quality-of-life for many people. Join health coach Lindsay Bloom to learn about the application and benefits of mindfulness and meditation and how to make mindfulness and meditation part of your everyday routine. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.
This class is brought to you by Being Well: The Mental Health Readiness Project, formerly Project COMPASS, which provides education, training, awareness, screening, assessment, intervention, and pathways to helpful resources for the campus community—as well as the greater Fort Wayne area. Email email@example.com for more information about their services.
Being Well is partnering with health coach Lindsay Bloom to offer this class as well as a Yoga class next Monday, September 27 at noon in the Fitness Studio, Gates Athletic Center.
Email Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the Mindfulness and Meditation class.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to take a break, refocus, and relax by joining health coach Lindsay Bloom for this mid-day yoga class. Yoga is an excellent way to de-stress, use deep breathing techniques, and develop good balance and flexibility for life. All levels welcome.
Being Well: The Mental Health Readiness Project, formerly Project COMPASS, is partnering with health coach Lindsay Bloom to offer this class designed to support both the physical and mental health of the participants. Being Well provides education, training, awareness, screening, assessment, intervention, and pathways to helpful resources for the campus community—as well as the greater Fort Wayne area. Email email@example.com for more information about their services.
Email Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the Yoga class.
Stress free things to do
Information about stress free things to do
Below are people/departments who can support many of your endeavors.
Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) works with instructors to improve student learning outcomes through the continuous improvement of teaching practices, offering one-on-one consultations, workshops, and conferences.
- PFW Prepared
PFW Prepare provides COVID related information such as latest updates on campus status and operations, COVID reports, campus facilities, wellness and prevention, and events and visitors.
- University Research and Innovation
University Research and Innovation provides various support mechanisms, including funding and training, to faculty and students for research, scholarly activities, and creative endeavors.
- ITS Helpdesk
IT Services provides information technology support for Purdue Fort Wayne. Some of the areas of service and support are applications, infrastructure services, and user technical support.
Contact the IT Help Desk at (260) 481-6030 or email@example.com.
- Facilities Management (School Dude)
Faculties Management provides provides custodial services for academic and administrative buildings and Integrated Solid Waste (trash and recycling) services campus-wide. So, if there is an issue with a classroom, please use the School Dude form to let them know.
- CARE referral form
CARE Team supports various situations, such as unexpected life events, personal crisis, mental-health struggles, and academic difficulties that can interfere with college success to students in crisis and get them the guidance they need.
If there are other resources you use or you feel should be listed for easy access during this stressful time, please let us know: ACT@pfw.edu.
Wellness team offers programs and events for all campus employees, all students currently enrolled on campus and the community.
- Community Health Resources Directory
Community Health Resource Directory. Your resource for quality free and low-cost health care services in Allen County, Indiana.
Academic Concerns Team
Jeff Anderson, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics and Interim Chair
Hui Di, D.B.A., Associate Professor of Economics and Finance
Marcia Dixson, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning
Patricia Eber, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Human Services
Kerrie Fineran, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Paresh Mishra, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership
Mary Ross, MSW, LCSW, Director, Project COMPASS (COMmunity Partners Against Student Suicide)
Terri Swim, Ph.D., Interim Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic