Are you interacting with colleagues from research institutions that have misconceptions about your job? Heading to a conference? Here’s a bingo card:
Feel free to download a copy and share.
Even though I made this bingo card, I have to admit I’m not a big fan of the genre when it deals with identifying systematic biases (as this one does), because it might close more minds than open them. But after getting R1splained on twitter last week*, I gave into temptation, so here’s the card for handy reference. Yes, I’ve been told everything on this card. Some of them I hear on a regular basis.
- Update: Someone asked me what happened to the link. Apparently, some hours after this post came out, the colleague who R1splained me decided to delete the offending tweet. I can only assume that my friend deleted the tweet because he recognized that it was insulting to say that teaching-focused institutions don’t have researchers on their faculty. But I’m not too sure that’s why, because instead of sending an apology, he just blocked me from following him on twitter. So I guess he is ashamed of enough of his words to hide them, but not enough to person up and take responsibility. Oh well. (I did take a screen capture, but I think it wouldn’t be productive to share it. He deleted it for his own reasons and I don’t think my desire to share it should trump those reasons. I understand this is a consequence of misunderstanding, and not malfeasance. My goal here isn’t to shame people who look down on researchers outside R1s, but instead to promote understanding of all of the great research that happens in non-R1s.)
2nd update: Just in case you’re keeping tabs, I noticed I was unblocked. That was nice to stumble upon.