Faculty success REIMAGINED

Step into a wildly successful AND nourishing faculty life with holistic professional development offerings tailored for you.

Writing Communities

Personalized Coaching

WOC Faculty Retreats

HAVE A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH FACULTY LIFE?

It's great...except for the massive workload. If you're like most, just staying afloat means:

  • Longer and longer work hours
  • Less space for self-care and loved ones
  • More exhaustion and fatigue
  • Sluggish (or nonexistent) writing progress

Not okay! You've sacrificed enough to get here.

DITCH THE OVERLOAD. KEEP THE SUCCESS.

Hi, I'm Roxanne Donovan, PhD.

As a professor, I recognized the deep drain life in academia can induce. 

As a psychologist, I knew there had to be a better way. 

So, I've spent the last 20 years applying psych-based practices toward a healthier, more joyful faculty life.

After helping hundreds of faculty apply these practices in their own lives, I'm certain: You don't have to trade your well-being, relationships, and authenticity for success in higher ed.

THE WELLACADEMIC WAY

Here's my blueprint to building an abundant faculty life.

It works even in terrain filled with systemic, institutional, and interpersonal obstacles.

Hint: You need all 4 ingredients for sustainable progress.

Join our FREE faculty community

Get a taste of our services with Wellness Wednesdays, a twice-monthly email on peaceful productivity, fulfillment, and creating spaciousness in a frenetic, overscheduled culture.

You also receive:

  • Live semi-annual wellness workshops where you're served scrumptious content with a side of laughs and connection
  • 3 powerful tools to supercharge your writing FAST - delivered right to your inbox

If you're ready for more targeted support…

We offer several paid services, too.

JOIN A WRITING COMMUNITY.

Crush your writing goals weekly throughout the semester or during a 2-week summer writing sprint.

GET PERSONALIZED COACHING.

Achieve your goals minus the hustle and burnout in this 16-week personalized faculty coaching program.

BUILD A STRONG P&T CASE.

Craft a convincing tenure and/or promotion case in this personalized 8-week coaching and developmental editing program.

TAKE A WELL-DESERVED RETREAT.

Escape to the mountains for learning, deep transformation, and sisterhood in this 3-day professional development experience exclusively for women of color faculty.

Not sure which option is best for you? Let's talk about it.

If you're ready for more targeted support…

We offer several paid services, too.

JOIN A WRITING COMMUNITY

Crush your writing goals weekly throughout the semester or during a 2-week summer writing sprint.

GET PERSONALIZED COACHING

Achieve your biggest goals without working longer, sacrificing your health, or forsaking your family in this 16-week, 1:1 faculty coaching program.

BUILD A STRONG P&T CASE

Craft a convincing tenure and/or promotion case in this personalized 8-week coaching and developmental editing program.

TAKE A WELL-DESERVED RETREAT.

Escape to the mountains for transformation and sisterhood in this 3-day professional development experience for women of color faculty.

Not sure which option is best for you? Let's talk about it.

"WellAcademic is life-changing. The programs have given me tools to reclaim my time and work more efficiently, while living a healthier lifestyle."

April Langley, PhD
Associate Professor, University of South Carolina

No matter how you start, we promise to:

Meet you where you are.

As women of color faculty, justice scholars, and moms we see you and the invisibilized barriers to your success and well-being.

Get straight to the point.

You don't have time for fluff. So our programs have exactly what you need—and nothing you don't—for fast, sustainable results.

Give you tools that actually work.

Change is hard. We make it a lot easier with practical tools grounded in psychological science and proven to work with hundreds of faculty just like you.

No matter how you start, we promise to:

Meet you where you are.

As women of color faculty, justice scholars, and moms we see you and the invisibilized barriers to your success and well-being.

Get straight to the point.

You don't have time for fluff. So our programs have exactly what you need—and nothing you don't—for fast, sustainable results.

Give you tools that actually work.

Change is hard. We make it a lot easier with practical tools grounded in psychological science and proven to work with hundreds of faculty just like you.

"WellAcademic LITERALLY changed my life. I've learned to set and hold boundaries, better manage my workload, and create a path to mental, physical, and spiritual wholeness."

Tia Sherèe Gaynor, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Bottom line?

You deserve a wildly successful AND nourishing faculty life NOW,
...not after tenure
...not after promotion to full
...not after that publication
...not next semester, next year, someday.

Life is too precious to waste another second in overload. 

You deserve a healthier, more joyful faculty life NOW,

...not after tenure
...not after full
...not after that publication
...not next semester, next year, someday.

Life is too precious to waste another second. 

Will you join us?

As part of our FREE WellAcademic community, you get:

  • Wellness Wednesdays, a twice-monthly email on peaceful productivity, fulfillment, and creating spaciousness in a frenetic, overscheduled culture
  • Live semi-annual wellness workshops where you're served scrumptious content with a side of laughs and connection
  • 3 powerful tools to supercharge your writing FAST - delivered right to your inbox

Your well-being can feel like the price of faculty success, especially if you're...

  • Using nights and weekends to write, not recharge
  • Caring for children and/or elderly family members
  • Buried under the weight of heavy service commitments
  • Dealing with constant micro (and macro) aggressions

And that's not okay.
You deserve a successful AND nourishing work-life.

FACULTY OFFERINGS

Let's reclaim your time and transform how you work

while helping you find fulfillment along the way.

1:1 COACHING

Escape the confines of your overscheduled life with Makeover or confidently go up for P&T with Well-Prepared.

FOCUS FRIDAYS

Crush your writing goals in a space of belonging, learning, and even some unabashed chair dancing.
[Offered in fall & spring]

WOC RETREATS

Holistic professional advancement programs that foster the success and replenishment of women of color faculty.

SUBMIT

Summer Writing Sprint!

Gift yourself a summer of guilt-free rest, connection, and healing knowing you got your writing done upfront in this 2-week writing sprint.

No need to sacrifice summer break to achieve your writing goals. There's a better way.