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)
Monday, March 17, 2014
Early April Fool's Day joke?
Caroline McMillen and her top managers continue their slash and burn campaign on the Callaghan campus to fund "Caroline's legacy" of the city campus and to employ barristers and other legal professionals to destroy anyone who has a complaint against the University.. The academic study of Chinese disappeared, industrial design has almost been destroyed, the counselling service is under threat, treatment groups for stroke patients have been axed, and on and on.
So what is this new area: WINE STUDIES
"Wine Studies is a new humanities and social science-based research area at University of Newcastle. Cross-faculty collaboration in this field, presently includes scholars from History, Social Science, Business and Tourism."
Julie Macintyre is the sole (?) academic involved. "Julie's doctoral research began to identify the framework for a new Humanities and Social Sciences research field: wine studies. " (For more information about Julie's "invited presentations" to the "Hunter Valley Wine Industry Association" see her website).