Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)
We are working to highlight and stop academic workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. We are a group of staff and students who have been bullied for speaking out about misconduct.
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“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.
Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)
Friday, September 30, 2011
University of Newcastle in the news!
Germov was no sooner promoted to/rewarded with the position of PVC - Faculty of Education and Arts than he was embroiled in a crisis regarding the Bachelor of Arts degree - staff were apparently not given an opportunity to discuss major curriculum changes despite the review of the program being completed in April. Furthermore, a
"redundancy would be offered to a lecturer in Chinese language studies and the course removed from the arts faculty to the Confucius Institute at the university".
“I’m motivated by ‘making a difference’ to people’s lives".
From our online survey of staff and students who have been bullied, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences had more than its fair share of bullying whilst Germov was Head of School. Germov has certainly made a difference in a number of people's lives, but not the difference they wanted!