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)
Monday, March 26, 2012
Spot the difference!
University of Newcastle - Senior Lecturer accuses academic staff member in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences of not crediting co-authors on four publications (acknowledged in IRC in 2009).
Edith Cowan University - Associated Professor's employment terminated.
University of Newcastle - Academic staff member was counselled.
Edith Cowan University - No repercussions for Misconduct Committee who brought the charges.
University of Newcastle - Major repercussions for Senior Lecturer who brought the charges (employment terminated)..
Edit Cowan University - Accused academic sacked from the university
Unviersity of Newcastle - Accused academic PROMOTED at the university.