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From the Ethics Inbox: Coping with incivility in academia


To: Ethics Advisory Board

From: Disappointed nursing professor

Subject: Bullied by peers

I am a new assistant professor at a university, after 12 years in my previous academic position. I was excited to become part of the faculty but have already encountered my peers calling me derogatory terms, telling me that I will not survive in the environment, and one faculty member actually pushing me out of her way during a faculty meeting. We are supposed to set an example for students, yet the bullying and incivility amongst ourselves is unimaginable. Please help.

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