From Competence to Confidence: Teaching through Impostor Syndrome
When: October 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Where: 300 Younkin Success Center
Lindsay Bernhagen, UCAT
Many faculty and graduate students feel that they are impostors, fearing that at any moment their students or colleagues could run up against the limits of their expertise and expose them as “frauds.” During this workshop, participants will discuss common causes of feeling like an impostor in academia and how feeling like an impostor can shape their experiences as teachers. The goal of this workshop is to help participants better understand the source and symptoms of impostor syndrome, so that they can identify concrete steps to mitigate its negative effects and recognize their competence as teachers.