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)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

University of Newcastle Little Known Fact #136

Senior lecturer reported that "two academics used data collected by a student via personal interviews from more than 350 people over several months about cardiovascular disease, without her knowledge".
Action by UoN: ." the two academics in question were counselled about "the need to carefully and fully acknowledge authorship in all aspects of their work".
Senior lecturer "was bullied and harassed at the university for years. She eventually suffered depression and became suicidal."
Action by UoN: Senior lecturer was informed that the Vice Chancellor,          , was going to make "an example of me".

1 comment:

  1. ... and we in turn must make an example of the University for willingly damaging innocent people, including myself.

    Most people with a moral compass find intentional plagiarism unequivocably bad, or at least get a second opinion before committing theft.

    The real evil is with people who don't have any qualms with this process.

    It is also evil to sanction obviously sick behaviour under the banner of innovation.

    Having honest work stolen and the process condoned is completely unacceptable. No self respecting University would allow this.

    The people who turned a blind eye and did nothing are just as equally to blame. Doing nothing is not an excuse.

    The University finds it difficult to attract staff. I know why.