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A Framework for Ensuring Wellness of Faculty Members for Higher Education Effectiveness

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  • Department of Commerce, Saint Mary's College, Shirva, Udupi, India

Abstract


Main intent of this paper is to highlight the concept: Faculty Wellness and its relevance in Higher Education inter alia Management Education. It is argued that "One cannot give what one doesn't possess", indicating the core of education system: 'motivated and talented faculty members' who will play a prominent role ensuring quality of higher education. The main intent of this is to make a conceptual review of Faculty Wellness in Higher Education context and suggests a framework for assessing Faculty Wellness making Hubbal and West model more India-specific (an education system more focused on rote-learning rather than enquiry-based). On the basis of above framework ground reality of faculty wellness can be checked: whether Faculty members are Thriving (Wellness strong and consistent), Struggling (Wellness moderate and inconsistent) and Suffering (Wellness low and inconsistent) in five areas: purpose (liking what one does each day and being motivated to achieve one's goals), social (having supportive relationships and love in one's life), financial (managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security), physical (having good health and enough energy to get things done daily), and community (liking where one lives, feeling safe, and having pride in one's community).

Keywords

Faculty Wellness, Hubbal and West Model, Dimensions of Wellness, Evaluation and Improvement.

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