Archive for the ‘It Was One of Those Semesters’ Category

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

CUNY Workplace Violence Prevention 2017-18: Online Course Reminder for Professor Greggory Morris

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

This is a reminder that you have been registered for an online course in Workplace Violence Prevention by The City University of New York. To begin, continue, or complete the course, click on the link below or copy and paste the link into the address line of your web browser. All CUNY employees should complete training in workplace violence prevention at least once a year, in compliance with New York State Law and The City University of New York Campus and Workplace Violence Policy. If you are a part-time employee, please complete this training before the end of the current semester. Full-time employees should complete this training before July 31, 2018.

This email is being sent to you on behalf of The City University of New York. If you have any questions regarding your registration or the course content, DO NOT reply to this email. Send an email directly to ViolencePrevention.Training@cuny.edu.


Attention ViolencePrevention.Training@cuny.edu:
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I Need an Exorcist!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Hey Maureen Dowd,

You can’t possibly remember us having lunch together a long, long time ago when we were both at Time. No big deal. I’m dealing with these issues at Hunter College, so … (more…)

Minding the Workplace: When Meetings Are Used to Reinforce Pre-Existing Hierarchies and Exclusionary Patterns

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Professor David Yamada writes that, after 27 years in academe, he has “come to understand that the most morale-killing misuse of meetings is to reinforce pre-existing hierarchies and exclusionary patterns.” This sounds very familiar to this writer-blogger. Very familiar. Click here for full Minding the Workplace column.

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Monday, April 2nd, 2018


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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

The Practice of the Department of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College, To use the CUNY Violence in the Workplace Policy and Student Complaint Procedures Against Faculty to Attack Colleagues and Staff Wouldn’t Happen If Department Leadership Was Truly Diverse

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

D:F/M is using CUNY policies as weapons to attack Colleagues.

The Anderson Polsky Gambit Soon to Be a DSM-5 Footnote? Or Just Another Gestapo Tactic?*

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

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Hogwash!

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

From a recent department email:

“As you all know, there is the issue of confidentiality in our meetings. Department by-laws explicitly state that department meetings are confidential (IV.B.5. on p.7). The only public record that can come out of the meeting is the approved minutes. Any other publication, including a blog post, violates the by-laws, and potentially be the basis for disciplinary action.”

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