March 15, 2011

Wikipedia: Bullying in academia

Bullying in academia is workplace bullying of scholars and staff in academia, especially places of higher education such as colleges. It is believed to be common, although has not received as much attention from researchers as bullying in some other contexts...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent to see that this is being built up on wikipedia. A senior manager where I work described workplace bullying as 'theft of academic identity'. As with bullying in the playground it is the ritual public humiliation which is so hard to cope with - a bit like gang rape - except worse - because the bullying is so subtle and insidious that the perpetrators just explain their actions away - like the playground bully. 'I didn't mean to trip you up - it was just an accident.'

We are slowly moving forward in dealing with this issue thanks to this site and THE. However there is still a very long way to go - not the least because UCU must be more proactive - so lobby them!

Aphra Behn