Feeling like a fake: Overcoming the impostor phenomenon
Facilitated by Michael Murphy and Sara Cavallo
Tuesday, 10/2/2018, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

micheal murphy portrait Sara Cavallo (Portrait)Impostor Phenomenon (also sometimes called Impostor Syndrome) is the belief, despite evidence to the contrary, that one is inadequate, unworthy, and does not belong in a particular role or position. One attributes one's success to luck, luck that will soon run out. "I am a fraud," that little voice inside says, "and it's only a matter of time before everyone else knows it. I don't belong here."

Impostor Phenomenon is quite common in academia, and both teachers and students suffer in secret. In this workshop, facilitated by Michael Murphy and Sara Cavallo, we will talk more about what I.P. is and how to recover a well-deserved sense of confidence, enjoyment, and satisfaction in our teaching, learning, and research. We will also explore ways to support those students in our classrooms with similar thoughts and feelings.

This workshop satisfies a requirement for the Instructional Foundations Series for new instructors.