3) couldn't find work in the real world— SJK (@SimonKiss1) June 15, 2018
There was some dispute about the tweed.4) Tweed— Peter White (@PeteWhitePolSci) June 15, 2018
6) Blows off office hours to go on unsanctioned archaeological expeditions
Actually lot of academics are fighting Nazis these days sans whips.— Steve Saideman (@smsaideman) June 15, 2018
Wood paneled library-like office, secretary— MeredithMcIver (@MeredithMcFake) June 15, 2018
Yep, was there ever really a time where every prof had a secretary?
That we don't exist outside of the office.— Dr. Patricia Stapleton (@StapesPhD) June 15, 2018
That we *only* teach, meaning work just 4 hrs a week.
Hence my old post about profs as icebergs
I used to have a jacket with elbow patches, and I did have a prof who showed up to my UK summer program classes well lubricated.Jackets with elbow patches, alcohol in our office that we drink before class, the notion that we have read every book on our shelves.— Sara Mitchell (@sbmitche) June 15, 2018
Liberal elite brainwashing our kids. (No: presenting facts; developing critical thinking skills so they have minds of their own, duh).— Lisa Tant Pis (@LisaTantpis) June 15, 2018
Yeah, that is still a perception. I saw a woman regaling on twitter about how she encountered a security person who would not believe she is a Dean.Male.— Belinda Dodson (@BelindaJDodson) June 15, 2018
That we work/live in Ivory towers. I mean how high could a building made out of Ivory really be? — certainly not tower height— Ashly Townsen (@ashtownsen) June 15, 2018
That we’re all paid high salaries and/or drive luxury cars (my faculty parking lot is full of Hondas, Subarus, and pick ups)— Lisa Bryant (@poliscigrl) June 15, 2018
Yeah, tenure may protect one from being fired for sexual harassment, but murder? Probably not.You could murder someone right in your classroom, be convicted and still be tenured even while in jail.— Kevin (@fiddlehead22) June 15, 2018
Um, not sure most folks think that hard about the role of the ancients.Read Latin and Ancient Greek and have long conversations in a dark-paneled office festooned with hide-bound books and the occasional boar's head in which we scoff at someone else's interpretation of an obscure passage in Ovid or Aristophanes— Russ Burgos (@Russ_Burgos) June 15, 2018
The one accurate stereotype--we are absent-minded. I was just saying the other day .... something. Well, never mind.
I am sure there are other stereotypes that were not mentioned. The basic idea is that we are misunderstood. Which, of course, applies broadly, not just to us. We are always most aware of what folks get wrong about ourselves and not so much what they get wrong about others. Anyhow, please add to my list if you have a favorite or two.