Monday, December 16, 2013

Prof. Periman joins colleagues in presenting on mindfulness in higher education

Dr. Elizabeth Predeger, School of Nursing; Dr. Mary Dallas Allen, School of Social Work; and Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty, co-presented a session titled "Mindfulness in Higher Education?" on Friday, November 15, 2013 for the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE).

Faculty are on a treadmill of constant activity---with meetings to attend, papers to read (write), rubrics to create, courses to develop, curriculum to revise, and scholarship projects to complete. Is there time for contemplation as well?

Dr. Predeger, Dr.  Allen, and Prof. Periman facilitated a dialogue on how to integrate mindfulness into higher education and provided evidence-based resources on mindfulness and cognition.