I'm greatly enjoying being back on the road and visiting different campuses every week to work with graduate students, post-docs, faculty members and administrators! I've already had a chance to visit Bryn Mawr College, West Virginia University, Iowa State University, Purdue University and the University of California, Irvine and I've still got 8 more campuses to visit before the end of the term. I have to admit, there's nothing better than meeting our members and bootcamp alumni face to face and hearing about their increased productivity!
So far this term, I've been asked the same three questions over and over again:
1) how can I overcome the Impostor Syndrome?
2) how can I resolve conflicts with colleagues who have will be voting on my tenure and promotion? and
3) how can I keep from getting overwhelmed by email?!
Because these three questions come up repeatedly, we've structured our resources this month to help you navigate them. First and foremost, Riyad Shahjahan is offering a multi-week course this month on Developing the Resilient Writing Spirit: How to Overcome Shame and the Impostor Syndrome. I'll be offering this month's core-training workshop for the conflict-avoidant among us: How to Have Healthy Conflict. And if you're finding yourself under a mountain of email, this month's feature article describes my secret to zeroing out your email inbox on a daily basis.
This month, we're also offering a special guest expert workshop exclusively for graduate students. Sabrina Chase will be offering a special session on How to Ace Your Qualifying Exams: Strategies to Help You Prepare and Perform at Your Peak. We think this is such an important topic that we're making this workshop available to everyone so please share the information with any graduate students you know who are moving towards their comprehensive exams.
And finally, we would love to introduce you to several of our members: Tasleem Padamsee in our Faculty Success Program Spotlight, Maggie Anderson in our Institutional Member spotlight, our newest Institutional Member: Texas A&M University. We love seeing all of the innovative ways that people are using what they've learned in our bootcamp and maximizing the use of our annual membership resources on campus. We hope they inspire you as much as they inspire us!