Professional health and wellness stems from a supportive work environment which permits achievement and the development of knowledge and skills, while also maintaining balance, mental health, and a sense of purpose.


So how can you avoid stress and burnout when it seems there is always more to do than there is time in the day? You may not be able to avoid stress but you can avoid burnout by balancing work with supportive relationships, self-care, utilization of resources when needed for physical and emotional support, and taking time for rest and recreation. Achieving life balance is an ongoing process and a challenge that we all face.


  • Center for Teaching and Learning: At Oregon State University's Center for Teaching and Learning, our goal is to support effective and efficient teaching and create and sustain a culture of teaching excellence.
  • Challenge Course: The Challenge Course Program provides unique and engaging teambuilding experiences to develop cohesiveness among group members.
  • Equal Opportunity and Access: EOA is responsible for overseeing compliance with civil rights and affirmative action laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Faculty Senate: Faculty Senate leadership and staff manage Senate affairs and will assist you to get the information that you seek.
  • Leadership Institute: The Student Affairs Leadership Institute (SALI) is geared toward developing and strengthening leaders within the division.
  • Library Workshops: OSU Libraries hosts free workshops throughout the term on various topics. 
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity: OSU has an institutional membership to the NCFDD.  NCFDD resources are broadly applicable across academic disciplines and include a range of topics such as time management, overcoming academic perfectionism, how to develop a daily writing plan, how to write grant proposals, and more. These resources offer concrete guidance that could increase your productivity and your sense of well-being. 
  • Office of Faculty Affairs - Faculty Development: Programs for academic leadership, professional and academic faculty to foster their growth and development as faculty.
  • OSU Search Advocate Program: Search Advocates are trained, external search committee members who promote equity, validity, and diversity on OSU searches.
  • Paid Parental Leave: Oregon State University (“university”) will provide eligible faculty members with paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child to care for and bond with their newborn or newly-adopted child.
  • Professional Certification Training: WorkSpace provides service and leadership to connect learners across Oregon and beyond with accessible educational opportunities.
  • Professional Development Workshops: These trainings are designed to meet specific regulatory and compliance requirements for all OSU employees.
  • Professional Faculty Leadership Association: Supporting Professional Faculty at OSU through Education, Connection, Recognition, and Advocacy.
  • Promotion and Tenure guidelines
  • Search Advocate Program: Search Advocates are trained, external search committee members who promote equity, validity, and diversity on OSU searches.
  • Work Life: The Office of Work-Life aims to support and promote the ongoing development of a workplace culture supportive of personal and family life.
  • Writing Center: The mission of the Oregon State University Writing Center is to support Oregon State University students, staff, and faculty in all facets of the writing process, to facilitate the growth of individual writers, and to foster strong academic and creative writing communities.