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September, 2021

tue21Sep10:00 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventCaring for All and Self in the Online WorldDr. Debby Espinor, George Fox University • Dr. Tyler Watts, Southern Wesleyan University10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time


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Tuesday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time


Online via Zoom



Webinar Recording

Webinar Recording

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Session Description

There are unique challenges teaching in an all online environment in higher education. Often overlooked are the needs of online faculty in the area of self care. Online faculty are called to find work-life balance in a classroom with no fixed hours, traverse institutional policies and processes from a distance, all while meeting unique student needs. These challenges require online faculty to consider ways to ensure they practice proactive self care.

This webinar will look at the major issues facing online faculty, what support systems they rely on, and ultimately make recommendations for the role of care in our online teaching.


Dr. Debby Espinor

Associate Professor, George Fox University

Debby Espinor is an Associate Professor of Education at George Fox University. She teaches in the College of Education and College of Business in the Undergraduate and Graduate programs including the DBA. She has worked in faculty development with Digital Learning and continues to mentor faculty in strong online teaching skills. Dr. Espinor plays keyboards in a blues band, is a stained glass artist, serves as a chaplain for first responders and loves to travel as much as she can. Debby serves on the NWeLearn board.

Dr. Tyler Watts

Assistant Professor, Southern Wesleyan University

Tyler Watts is an Assistant Professor of Education at Southern Wesleyan University. He serves as the program coordinator for the M.Ed. in Instructional Design and eLearning and SWU’s microcredential in instructional design. He has worked in the areas of online learning, educational technology, and faculty development for over 10 years. Dr. Watts is passionate about promoting authentic learning experiences in online and blended environments.