Fall 2022 retreat: Sept 30 - Oct 3
Due to COVID-19, we are not planning a Fall 2021 retreat.
I know first hand the various ways the academy can be a dangerous place for WOC. The retreat offered me a chance to be my authentic self and feel the love and support I've missed. Thank you!
Kimberly Nichele Brown, PhD, Associate Professor
Attendees report learning how to better...
Manage high work demands
Cope with stress
Address perfectionism and imposter syndrome
This was a life-changing experience. There are not enough spaces or opportunities for WOC to pause, reflect, and reset. This retreat has allowed us that space. I recommend this experience at last once a year for WOC faculty.
Littisha A. Bates, PhD, Associate Professor
Positions of recent attendees...
Attendees come from a variety of institutions, including:
Morehouse School of Medicine
Southern Illinois University
University of Cincinnati
University of Connecticut, Storrs
University of Houston Downtown
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
University of Texas, San Antonio
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Virginia Commonwealth University
Funding the retreat...
Securing institutional funding for a woman of color faculty retreat can be challenging. We get it.
To help, WellAcademic offers a limited number of grants to community members who would benefit from the retreat but need assistance covering the costs. Grants are on a first-come, first-served basis. Because we are only able to offer a limited number and do not ask for proof of need, please do not seek a grant if you have the means to attend the retreat without this assistance. Contact Roxanne for more information.
Several participants have been successful after an initial "no" using our retreat rationale document. It links the retreat's objectives to empirical evidence on the retention and progression of women of color faculty. Download and share with your decision-makers or include parts in your request for support.
I know what you're thinking...
Will I have to disclose anything personal?
I'm not a vegetarian, and I like my coffee...a lot. Will I be hungry and in coffee withdrawal at this retreat?
What are the rooms like?
How is Elohee for those with reduced mobility?
Is there cellphone and WiFi service?
How does registration work?
May I use university funds?
What is your refund policy?
What happens if WellAcademic has to cancel the retreat?
What happens if I miss the retreat, arrive late, or leave early?
The fellowship and compassion we were able to feel provided an abundant source of energy to recharge my career. Not short of amazing!
Flavia Bastos, PhD, Professor
This was an amazing and life-changing experience. It was the first retreat where I attended as a woman of color faculty where it was about who I am and not what I do.
Danielle Dickens, PhD, Assitant Professor