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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“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)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Has the University of Newcastle's media machine got in the way of actually knowing what is going on?

"University of Newcastle VC Caroline McMillen makes much of the institution’s local mission, “we are working to realise our vision to deliver world-class education, research and innovation that supports the development of strong regional communities,” her website welcome states. But it seems not everybody in the university’s catchment got the memo, because there is a local government push on the NSW central coast for an independent university there. (Joanne McCarthy from the Newcastle Herald broke the yarn).
The university responded yesterday with a statement that the independence movement was news to it, that Uni Newcastle had invested and would keep investing in the region and that it is exploring more courses for its central coast campus at Ourimbah. Sounds like university management is late getting the word out."

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