Tag Archives: Older academics

Ageism in Academe

Senior faculty. It sounds like an honorific. It isn’t. It’s more a sort of stigmata. Being called “senior faculty” stigmatizes you. I’m called “senior faculty” quite a lot. I have been teaching journalism for 33 years, 29 at the same college. My career in academe, begun with innocent hopes and fearsome ambitions, is nearing its […] … learn more→

Why Bother? Thoughts from an “Old” PhD

I didn’t want to write this piece. In fact, I should be doing about 100 other things rather than writing this (like grading). But sometimes there are things that I need to write about, and really, it’s for my benefit first, yours (the reader’s) second. I also swore I was going to be more optimistic […] … learn more→