"Late yesterday the University of Canberra announced an academic staff member was suspended without pay following students reporting alleged serious misconduct. The ACT police have conducted a campus search and the university has established an internal review and is making medical, counselling, pastoral and spiritual support available to affected past and present students. It’s a textbook response and while management isn’t talking the leadership is obviously alarmed."
In COMPLETE CONTRAST, what does the University of Newcastle do in similar circumstances?
- A UoN professor is accused of sexual misconduct against international students - what happens? The Head of School hushes it up. This same professor has now been stood down as head of school at Curtin University for sexual misconduct against staff members.
- A UoN professor bullies a senior lecturer - the lecturer is bullied out of her job and career and is gagged by UoN. This same professor has now been sidelined at a Sydney university for bullying other members of staff.
"Never deal with staff misconduct - just hide it in whatever way you can!"