Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education with National Expert, Dr. Leah Hollis
CSUN CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION, THE MICHAEL D. EISNER COLLEGE OF ED, OFFICE OF PROVOST & VICE-PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, THE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, EDUCATIONAL EQUITY COMMITTEE, CSBS CLIMATE COMMITTEE AND FACULTY SENATE
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
SPONSORED BY CSUN CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION, THE MICHAEL D. EISNER COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OFFICE OF PROVOST AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, THE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, AND CSUN FACULTY SENATE
After surveying over 175 four-year colleges and universities in an independent study, Hollis confirms that workplace bullying occurs at alarming rates in higher education. Further, this study calculates the cost of employee disengagement. Staff who have been bullied either seek to separate from an institution or mentally "check out" as a way of enduring a bully. In the midst of souring tuition costs, no organization can afford the millions of dollars lost to employee disengagement due to a bully. After gathering data through surveys and several interviews with administrators in higher education, Hollis develops a model for a healthy workplace specifically for higher education, which is also applicable to the general population.
Leah Hollis, Ed.D. is a 20+ year veteran of higher education. She has held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Northeastern University and Rutgers University, Leah Hollis has extensive experience in athletic administration, student affairs and academic affairs. Her experiences include teaching organizational leadership, teacher education and English composition. Leah completed her Doctor of Education at Boston University. Training since has included the Management Development Program at Harvard University, the Advanced Project Management Program at Stanford University, Executive Decision Making at Cornell University, and certification in Affirmative Action and EEO Law from the American Association of Affirmative Action. Leah Hollis has been with the School of Advanced Studies over nine years. She is a researcher who has completed her second book, Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education. Over the past year she has helped over 70 schools re think their policies regarding workplace bullying and aggression. Her third book, Bully Beyond the Tower is slated for Spring 2014. Don't miss this great event!