Flipping Failure

Flipping Failure - DLC Staff Announcement

ICYMI, Flipping Failure launched a newsletter last spring for MIT undergraduate and graduate students that provides timely, valuable, and evidence-based information about paths toward resilience their peers have taken when facing academic challenges. (See below for more details about the newsletter and links to the issues.)


One of our main goals for this academic year is to raise awareness of the various stories and coping strategies available from Flipping Failure for students facing difficult academic challenges related to questioning their competence or belonging. We also aim to inspire those who have learned from their own academic challenges to share those accounts with their peers so we can continue to build upon the resources we have to offer. We ask for your help with this goal by doing the following:

  • If you have not already, please sign up for the newsletter here.
  • Please include the information below about Flipping Failure in your newsletter for students or any other communications you feel would be appropriate.* 


Thanks for taking a moment to learn about our work and to help us spread the word!


About the Newsletter

Each issue highlights one or more student stories, focusing on common struggles experienced by students at MIT and the strategies students use to cope with them. You can check out the March/April issue, which highlights grappling with self-doubt, and the May/June issue, which focuses on taking breaks from work to alleviate stress and promote well-being.


About Flipping Failure

The Flipping Failure initiative aims to provide visibility to stories of academic challenge and resilience so that we can begin shifting the conversation around struggle from a source of shame to a source of learning and growth.