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Wellbeing in Academia - for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Jul 15, 2020
Hosted by OISTAT Education Commission

After the successful OISTAT Education Week, it has become clear that the wellbeing of students, staff, and faculty is of crucial importance during this time.
OISTAT Education Commission is excited to deliver two extended sessions on wellbeing, based on the work of Professor Andrea Heilman (USA).
These sessions will be delivered in a webinar format on Zoom. Professor Heilman will present some foundational works around trauma, healing-centered engagement, and share tools to create growth-based spaces (classes and programs). Q&A opportunities provided.
The first session will focus on supporting students in the classroom and advising situations during this global crisis and beyond. 
The second session will focus on non-students in educational establishments, how they can look after themselves and others, on a personal and departmental level, as we work through and into our uncertain future. 
Session 1: How to Help Students through the Pandemic and Beyond?

Session 2: How to Look after Yourself and Staff during and after the Pandemic?


Andrea Heilman
Head of Design and Production at California Lutheran University
Andrea Heilman is a Los Angles based Educator and Designer (Scenic and Lighting) who has an accomplished freelance career that spans over 15 years. As a designer, she loves working on a wide range of projects from art directing independent films and web series to designing site-specific theater and more traditional work. Andrea’s set design for Anna in the Tropics at the Jungle Theater was selected to be featured in TD&T’s Design Issue, Summer 2018. Andrea has sought to engage with trauma-informed practices in relation to student populations for many years, bringing this work into the arts and theater practices specifically. She has taught at East Carolina University, The American University in Cairo, Susquehanna University, and is now serving as the Head of Design and Production at California Lutheran University.


  1. Please note that by registering you give permission to be recorded and for the recording to be published.
  2. The event will take place via Zoom.
  3. You will receive a link, Room ID and password to online meeting room from OISTAT Headquarters.
  4. Enter to the room with internet connection 5 minutes before each session. Use the web-version or download the app on your mobile phone/laptop beforehand.
  5. Speakers and microphone are required if you wish to participate in discussion.