As you know, Dr. Patti and I are adult learners. We support projects that encourage anyone to gain new knowledge and ideas and contribute new solutions to new problems. We spent many years in the workforce before returning to school.
Dr. Bessie would probably agree that in the beginning find one’s scholarly voice is often anxiety-provoking and confusing.
It is like you must erase everything you have learned about writing and start from scratch. The anxiety that an author feels is natural when they are first asked to find their voice.
Recently, I attended one of my favorite annual events, the dynamic and always exciting, Massachusetts Conference For Women. I love this event! It’s a day to get energized, network, listen to some fabulous speakers, and re-connect with your personal and professional goals.
Dr. Patti and I sometimes talk about the challenges we had in finishing our doctoral programs. It’s easy to identify the negative challenges: cost of education, limited time for family and friends, the ongoing process of reading and writing.
Age is the most widely experienced myth in the workplace. Although older employees are more loyal, reliable, and committed compared to their younger colleagues, research suggests stereotypes still exist.