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.

chapter |22 pages

Bullying in Higher Education

What Current Research, Theorizing, and Practice Tell Us
ByLoraleigh Keashly, Joel H. Neuman

chapter |18 pages

Workplace Bullying: Does Tenure Change Anything?

The Example of a Midwestern Research University
BySusan Taylor

chapter |19 pages

Sexual Harassment, Racist Jokes, and Homophobic Slurs

When Bullies Target Identity Groups
ByMargaret W. Sallee, Crystal R. Diaz

chapter |14 pages

Professional Staff in Academia

Academic Culture and the Role of Aggression
ByJae Fratzl, Ruth McKay

chapter |13 pages

A Model of Social Ecology of Bullying in Community Colleges

BySoko S. Starobin, Warren J. Blumenfeld

chapter |17 pages

Workplace Bullying in Higher Education

Some Legal Background
ByKerri Stone

chapter |17 pages

The Ethical Dimensions of Bullying

ByTricia Bertram Gallant

chapter |17 pages

Higher Education Human Resources and the Workplace Bully

ByLinda H. Harber, Patricia L. Donini, Shernita Rochelle Parker

chapter |11 pages

Moving Beyond Awareness and Tolerance

Recommendations and Implications for Workplace Bullying in Higher Education
ByCarrie Klein, Jaime Lester

chapter |9 pages

Additional Bullying Resources

ByJaime Lester