Late in 2016, as part of the MCW Office of Faculty Affairs’ continued commitment to faculty well-being, we introduced a tool to help provide faculty with a way to assess their well-being.
The Well-Being Index is a brief, anonymous online self-assessment which provides immediate, individualized feedback including tools and local and national resources to help faculty enhance their well-being. The Well-Being Index tool is based on validated research conducted by the Mayo Clinic and is offered to MCW faculty as a free resource. Aggregate data provides indicators to our offices as to areas of need for wellness intervention.
One great benefit of this tool is that it can be retaken—every three months—to provide faculty with a view of their well-being over time.
Through the brief, nine-question assessment, faculty will:
- Receive a report on their current level of well-being.
- Learn how their level of well-being compares to others nationally.
- Track how their well-being changes over time.
- Gain access to local and national resources to promote well-being.