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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This will help us gather as much information as possible so that we can put an end to this bullying with its’ decades-long history.

“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, November 30, 2012

Nick Saunders and Bond University

"New deputy continues a distinguished career
Bond University has welcomed Emeritus Professor Nick Saunders AO as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

He brings to the University a distinguished and outstanding record as an academic scholar and senior manager. He began his appointment in October.

Professor Saunders (below) was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle for eight years. He has held other senior academic roles within Australia including Dean of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University; Head of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at Flinders University.

He also has served in positions at McMaster University in Canada and Harvard University in the United States.

Bond University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Tim Brailsford says Professor Saunders is highly respected within academic, health and government networks in Australia and internationally.

“He has led a remarkable international career in medical education and research and has contributed significantly through his participation on councils, committees and government review boards,’’ says Professor Brailsford.

Professor Saunders holds a medical degree with first-class honours from the University of Sydney. He has been influential in the advancement of medical education through his extensive contribution to, and participation on, many higher education, research and health care national committees, councils and State Government bodies."

P.S. NEWSFLASH - Bond University has announced that "Up to 24 staff at the university could be made redundant as part of a cost-cutting exercise." The redundancies will affect academic (up to professorial level) and administrative staff. 

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