December 09, 2014

University of Wisconsin Anti-Bullying Policy Invokes Ombuds

Last month, the Faculty Senate at the University of Wisconsin at Madison approved an anti-bullying policy that will be “implemented” either informally, through the intervention of an Ombuds or vice provost with no written record of complaint.

The policy describes “hostile and/or intimidating behavior” as “[u]nwelcome behavior pervasive or severe enough that a reasonable person would find it hostile and/or intimidating and that does not further the university’s academic or operational interests.”  The policy does not further describe the role of the University Ombuds.  (UW-Madison Faculty Legislation; Inside Higher Ed.)

Related posts: Journal of IOA Highlights Bullying Issues; University of Minnesota Ombuds Reports Success in Work Against Academic IncivilityUC Santa Barbara Ombuds to Host Colloquium on Bullying in Higher Ed; New Bullying Policy at Oregon State Endorses Ombuds; University of Denver to Host Second Colloquium on Bullying in Higher Ed.

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