Have you ever felt feelings of being a fraud, being incapable, or just being a bad TA in general? How do we, as TA’s and graduate students, overcome these feelings of self-doubt and anxiety? These feelings are known as impostor syndrome (I.S.) and can occur in over two-thirds of graduate students. This I.S. persists regardless of skills, competence, and accomplishments.
In this CTL EES Departmental Workshop in partnership with CAPS, we will be discussing overcoming I.S. and teaching anxiety, mental health as a graduate student and TA, and how to be an ally and support your peers that may be going through imposter syndrome. We will also be discussing how certain individuals, such as BIPOC, LGBTQA+, women-identifying and URM community TA’s might end up overworking or holding themselves to higher standards.
This will help all of us in how to be more confident TA’s and to be a better source of support for our students.
This mental-health checkup, self-care, and self-appreciation session are open to TA’s from all departments.
Counts towards the CTL Teaching Certificate.