September 11, 2014

University of Alberta Ombuds on Cyberbulling of Academics

The latest issue of Macleans has an article about cyberbulling of teachers and professors by students. Natalie Sharpe, Director of Student OmbudService at the University of Alberta, confirmed that the main targets at her institution are female faculty, especially if they teach in the gender or sexual minorities departments.

Sharpe says cyberbullying has been steadily increasing since 2009, but there aren’t specific provisions about cyberbullying in their code of conduct. “I would like to see something more as it relates or gives examples to this kind of behaviour,” she said. The entire article is online. (Macleans.)

Sharpe will be presenting at the 2014 Cal Caucus.

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