Burnout Resistance Resources

University Camp

Please join us for our Inaugural Bearkats Building a Burnout Resistant CAMP-us Day on Friday, March 24 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

The event will be held at our University Camp. This program is a continued effort to pursue wellness and mitigate burnout as a campus. This day is scheduled to include activities like high elements, ax throwing, kayaking, Yoga, Tai- Chi, board games, and more. This event is for both faculty and staff. Registration is available using Talent Management. Lunch will be provided.

Bearkats Overcoming Burnout



Burnout at work happens, and it happens at our university. But how do we acknowledge, avoid, and overcome it on our campus?

Dr. Aneika Simmons, in association with her Faculty Administrative Fellowship with the Office of the Provost, has conducted research about burnout at Sam Houston State University. Thus far, that research has culminated into Building a Burnout Resistant Campus Day on November 12, 2021 and Building a Burnout Resistant Campus Workshop - Next Steps on November 10, 2022.

In 2021, Dr. Simmons joined with nationally acclaimed speakers Valerie Burton and Anne Grady to share about how to mitigate the effects of stress and avoid burnout. This conference provided an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn about burnout and get the tools needed to overcome and build resiliency in the face of adversity.

In 2022, Dr. Simmons joined with colleagues Dean Edmonson and Director Berry to discuss interpersonal dynamics, team leadership and membership, challenges as professors, instructors, and staff as well as mental and physical well-being. This interactive workshop provided an opportunity for faculty and staff to continue to learn about how to mitigate and overcome stress and burnout.

As a fellow Bearkat, SHSU wants to continue to empower you with tools and resources that will assist you on your journey. Please scroll down to learn more about helpful internal and external resources.

Together, let’s work to make SHSU a burnout-resistant campus. #shsuburnout #shsuresilience

Internal Resources

A short list of SHSU-provided or sponsored resources helpful for you or in referring your students. Please note that some of these resources will require you to log in to your SHSU account.


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Talent Management Access

Directions: Once in Talent Management, type "burnout" in the search bar for a list of available training & resources.

External Resources

A short list of potential resources outside SHSU; please note that some of these may require a separate account or access/login procedure.


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The Chronicle Store Burnout Resources

Directions: Once on the site, type "burnout" in the search bar (top left corner) for a list of available training & resources.

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EDUCAUSE Burnout Resources

Directions: Once on the site, type "burnout" in the search bar (top right menu bar) for a list of available training & resources. Note: you will have access to more resources if logged in to your account. SHSU is a member – and it only takes a few steps to join.

Workshop Album 2022

2022 Burnout Workshop Info


Conference Album 2021



Faculty Administrative Fellowship Program

The Faculty Administrative Fellowship Program, within the Office of the Provost, provides an opportunity for tenured faculty members who are interested in enhancing their university leadership skills to increase awareness of the operational capacities of Academic Affairs and to assist the Office of the Provost with current or emerging issues that impact the University. The Building a Burnout Resistant Campus Day is a result of Dr. Aneika Simmons’s research and efforts surrounding her 2021 fellowship.


Ideas for additional resources to share? Please email Dr. Aneika Simmons