Re: Titles and names

Iain Barksdale (Gleschu@AOL.COM)
Sat, 2 Mar 1996 15:51:24 -0500

>As a 30 year-old assistant prof, there are
>lots of potential power issues relevant to university life: I look 18, I'm
>at the bottom of the tenure totem pole

Boy, can I relate to this. Although I'm male and 28, I often get treated
as a student around the campus.

As far as titles go: I find that most students feel most comfortable
using some form of title. I still look about for my father when I hear
the phrase Mr. Barksdale, so the only request I make is to be addressed
as Mr. B, or Professor B. If I get to know a student well enough and they
are comfortable with it, I then work on a first name basis.

I'll be a student next fall at law school, so it'll be interesting to see
what titles get used in that setting.

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