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)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

University of Newcastle still searching for a Chief Information Officer!

The University of Newcastle is once again searching for a Chief Information Officer - in the last two years, the turnover in this position has been rapid with Mark Pigot only staying for three months last year.  Why did he not stay?  Was there bullying? 

This issue has been previously discussed on this website.

Now the position is being advertised again -

As we stated before, is there an issue moving the University up the rankings from near 300th place to being a "world leader"?

Or is the issue related to the leadership of the University as per the job advert?
"Under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Caroline McMillen, the University of Newcastle is embarking on an ambitious new strategic plan, NeW Directions 2013-2015. Delivery of the goals and targets in this plan will require an outstanding leadership team."

Is it normal for Chief Information Officers to appear and disappear so frequently ?

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