Monday, September 28, 2020
Do I belong? Recognizing and managing impostorism
Impostor Phenomenon (IP) is commonly experienced by individuals in academia and is characterized as an intellectual feeling of phoniness that can undermine confidence in oneself. However, many individuals do not realize how common this phenomenon is within teaching, research, and administrative roles. In this workshop, we will share some results from a campus-wide survey we recently conducted on the Impostor Phenomenon in undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff, and faculty members. We will discuss how the IP may present itself while teaching and will also provide practical tips and resources for recognizing and managing feelings of impostorism.
We also intend to provide teaching-specific examples throughout the session.