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Workplace bullying in higher education

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Jaime Lester


Routledge, New York, p.163 (2013)

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Cubb LB3013.32 .W67 2013



Bullying in schools--United States, College teachers--Abuse of--United States, Universities and colleges--United States--Professional staff


Contents: Bullying in higher education : what current research, theorizing, and practice tell us / Loraleigh Keashly and Joel H. Neuman -- Workplace bullying : does tenure change anything? : the example of a midwestern research university / Susan Taylor -- Sexual harassment, racist jokes, and homophobic slurs : when bullies target identity groups / Margaret W. Sallee and Crystal R. Diaz -- Professional staff in academia : academic culture and the role of aggression / Jae Fratzl and Ruth McKay -- A model of social ecology of bullying in community colleges / Soko S. Starobin and Warren J. Blumenfeld -- Workplace bullying in higher education : some legal background / Kerri Stone -- The ethical dimensions of bullying / Tricia Bertram Gallant -- Higher education human resources and the workplace bully / Linda H. Harber, Patricia Donini, and Shernita Rochelle Parker -- Moving beyond awareness and tolerance : recommendations and implications for workplace bullying in higher education / Carrie Klein and Jaime Lester.; Summary: "Higher education leaders, managers, human resource professionals, faculty, and staff increasingly face uncivil, bullying behaviors in academe. This can manifest itself as constant public humiliation by a new department chair, exclusion of a contingent faculty member, undermining of work performance by a supervisor, stalking by a staff member, or taunting. As higher education institutions continue to face budget issues and external pressure, the incidences of bullying are on the rise. This edited volume provides guidance on the nature and impact of bullying, legal and ethical issues, and approaches to assist leaders in facing these challenges in their colleges and universities. Research-based chapters cover the impact of bullying on the workforce, the ways that bullying manifests within different sub-cultures and at different institutions including community colleges, the legal and ethical issues of bullying, and recommendations to address bullying on campus. Exploring bullying policies and innovative programs, this book provides a better understanding of how to rethink current policies and practices to proactively create more civil cultures. Workplace Bullying in Higher Education is a valuable resource for all higher education leaders and professionals on understanding, mediating, and preventing bullying"-- Provided by publisher.

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