Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

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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)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Changing Universities" - a new book by John Biggs

Professor John Biggs who was Professor of Education at the University of Newcastle for fourteen years, has recently published his book entitled "Changing Universities:A memoir about academe in different places and time".

"How have universities changed? Are they functioning any better now than they once were? These are some of the issues that John Biggs faces in reviewing his long academic career".

This book includes a chapter on his experiences as professor at the University of Newcastle - a preview of this chapter can be found on John's website (Chapter 8).

The book is available as an e-book and in hard copy - for further information, visit John Biggs' website.

You can also read this chapter by John Biggs entitled  The University of Newcastle:Prelude to Dawkins, an update

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