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Attention all instructors of Human Resource Development!

Do you have a particularly innovative method for teaching some aspect of HRD to your students?

If the answer is "yes," then the Faculty Learning Development (FLD) SIG asks you to submit your idea for consideration as part of an Innovative Session on Teaching Methods. If your idea is selected, we will ask you to take part as a co-presenter/facilitator in our panel workshop that we are submitting for consideration at the AHRD conference.

What we need from you:

  • A brief (200-300 word) description of the innovative method you’d like to share
  • A listing of materials, if any, that you use for this method
  • Your name and contact information

A panel from the FLD SIG steering committee will evaluate proposals and select up to 9 submissions for inclusion.

Please send your proposal to Dr. Jamie Callahan at no later than October 10, 2012.

Recruitment Message

Exploring Faculty Experiences and Coping Skills of Imposter Phenomenon

Have you ever had the experience of feeling like a fraud, or wondering when others would "discover” you are not really as smart, or confident, or able as they think you are? If so, you might have experienced "imposter phenomenon” described as having fraudulent thoughts and experiencing difficulty internalizing success by attributing accomplishments to luck, supportive colleagues or other external sources.

My name is Holly M. Hutchins and I am an associate professor of human resource development at the University of Houston. I am recruiting higher education faculty to participate in a study exploring their experiences with imposter phenomenon. My research into this area will explore the extent to which higher education faculty experience imposter phenomena thoughts, how these relate to individual work performance, stress and satisfaction and the type and frequency of coping attempts they use to address imposter thoughts.

Imposter phenomenon is thought to be prevalent among early career professionals especially in competitive and demanding careers (like higher education), but a study examining how this relates to stress, performance, and satisfaction has not been conducted using a faculty sample. I expect the results to elucidate not only the existence of imposter phenomenon among faculty, effects on performance and subsequent coping strategies, but also add to the limited HRD research examining faculty development.

Below is a link that will take you directly to the survey. The survey will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete:

This study does has been approved by the University of Houston IRB. Please direct any questions to Dr. Holly M. Hutchins (; 713-743-4059). Any questions regarding your rights as a research subject may also be addressed to the University of Houston Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (713-743-9204).

Thanks for your support. I plan to share the results at our 2014 AHRD Conference.

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