Women in Academia: Strategies for Success: Wed, Sept 13, 2:00-3:30, Old Main, Silver & Sage Room, RSVP required
Research has documented how gender influences academic careers, including differences in service assignments, self-promotion, and access to leadership positions. This workshop will provide an overview of these research findings to help women in varied disciplines develop strategies to advance their careers. 93% of prior attendees who responded stated they’d recommend this workshop to colleagues. This event is cosponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women’s Faculty Affairs workgroup.
Combatting Imposter Syndrome in Academia: Fri, Sept 29, 9:00-10:30, Old Main, Silver & Sage Room, RSVP required
Imposter Syndrome is common among high achievers, and it occurs when people are unable to accept their successes and internalize their accomplishments. They often attribute their accomplishments to luck rather than to ability, and they fear that others will unmask them as a fraud or imposter. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of impostor syndrome, common thoughts among those with impostor syndrome, and examples of how impostor syndrome impacts careers. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect and identify their own impostor thoughts and how it may be impacting their careers. Strategies will be offered on how to overcome or address impostor thoughts, and participants can share strategies they have found helpful. This event is cosponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women’s Faculty Affairs workgroup.
Making the Most out of Faculty Mentoring: Fri, Oct 13, 12:00-1:30, Student Union, Picacho Room, RSVP required
Faculty who receive mentoring tend to publish more and get more grants, and they are also assessed to be more effective in the classroom. As a result, they are more likely to get promoted and are more likely to be satisfied with their career and their institution. Faculty mentors also report that they benefit from contributing and learning from new perspectives. Research finds that there are good practices that increase the impact of mentoring, while there are also practices that can hinder mentoring. This workshop – applicable for either mentors or mentees – will provide research-based strategies for getting the most out of your mentoring relationships.