In my opinion
By changing the way we discuss scholarly work, we will not only improve scholarship but also reduce the unnecessary hostility rampant in academia.
imposter syndrome. As such, I obsess about the quality of my work – afraid, at best, to disappoint my department and mentor, and at worst, to have my name blacklisted among the community of public health researchers. While my obsessive tendencies are arguably adaptive, they nonetheless hinder my q...
Campus support programs are helping a diverse set of students to succeed in a system that wasn’t designed for them.
imposter syndrome or roommate concerns – are “a recent history” for the peer mentors, she adds.In addition to helping students who come to the centres, the staff also provide workshops and advice to instructors on how to be more cognizant of the struggles of non-traditional students. Ms. A...
The Black Hole
Feedback from multiple sources ensures that faculty are not disillusioning themselves with misguided opinions on their strengths and weaknesses.
imposter syndrome, which often plagues young faculty.What we have found is that faculty that participate in this process are more creative and open to learning new techniques for developing their communication with trainees.360/reverse reviews are often a way for leaders (regardless of setti...
Regardless of how hard we try, graduate student parents often feel at odds while trying to mend the gap between academia and parenthood.
imposter syndrome.This struggle, coupled with the stressors of graduate studies, results in students who are sleep deprived, stressed, anxious, and depressed. Mental health issues and challenges were shared by all of those who completed the online survey in my study.I am a doctoral candidate...
Beyond the Professoriate
Jennifer Polk lists her favourite coping mechanisms for when you are waiting for the phone to ring about that academic job you applied for.
imposter syndrome organized by Grad Minds, a student group at the University of Toronto. One audience member asked about how to keep her spirits up at this time of year, when academic hiring is in full swing. Or, should I say, academic rejection is in full swing! The vast majority of applicants for ...
Liz Koblyk explores the role that confidence plays in both career exploration and the job search.
While I’m writing this, “Do you suffer from Imposter Syndrome?” tops University Affairs’ Most Emailed list and nearly tops the Most Read list. The article has me thinking about confidence and its odd perceived roles in the career hunt.It’s funny how, in university career centres, we te...