Overcoming Academic Perfectionism

Sep 10, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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Do you struggle to share your writing at early stages because it’s not perfect? Do you find yourself devastated by criticism of your work? Do you beat yourself up every time the tiniest thing goes wrong? If any of these things sound familiar, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re a perfectly normal perfectionist!

The only problem is that the nature of the Academy is likely to exacerbate your perfectionist tendencies, as opposed to minimize them. In this webinar, perfectionists will unite to get clear about:

  • The causes and consequences of excessive perfectionism.
  • The features of academic life that intensify perfectionism
  • Strategies to identify when your perfectionism is at work, assess whether it is useful or debilitating, and adjust your standards and behavior accordingly
  • The secret to finding real satisfaction in every step of the writing process

Facilitated by Dr. Lisa Hanasono, Ph.D., is an associate professor of communication studies at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Her research focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Prior to becoming an NCFDD Campus Workshop Facilitator and Faculty Success Program Coach, she dedicated over 10 years to developing and delivering professional development workshops in higher education. 

This session is offered at no cost to all graduate students and faculty through a partnership between the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion at Mississippi State University and the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Registration details can be found in CowbellConnect!

Please direct any questions to oidi@msstate.edu.

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