Archive for the ‘It’s Been One of Those Semesters’ Category

What Do Colleagues Think About Arbitration in January, 2019?

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

A surreal faculty meeting that Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí would appreciate.

Minding the Workplace: Ruminating, Problem Solving, and Coping in the Midst of Work Abuse

Friday, June 29th, 2018

By David Yamada

In an article recently published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology( abstract here), researchers Abbas Firoozabadi, Sjir Uitdewilligen, and Fred R. H. Zijlstra pose their key question in the title: “Should you switch off or stay engaged? The consequences of thinking about work on the trajectory of psychological well-being over time.”

Basically, they wanted to explore how taking our jobs home with us affects psychological well-being, especially when it comes to how we deal with work-related problems. Their focus was the distinction between ruminating (in this context, repeatedly thinking about the negative emotional aspects of a work experience) vs. problem-solving (analyzing potential responses and solutions). As some readers can already see, this study has significant implications for those experiencing forms of bullying, mobbing, and harassment at work.

Click here for full article.

Teaching While Black: Witnessing Disciplinary Whiteness, Racial Violence, and Race-Management

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

By Carmen Kynard — John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

KEY WORDS

anti-racist pedagogy, disciplinary racism, institutional racism, racial realism, whiteness

Full article here.

Teaching While Black

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

“For any black faculty member who has ever felt imposed upon or discriminated against for reasons having nothing to do with your abilities, you may have been discovered to be TWB – Teaching While Black. Even for black folk who think they share MFB (most favored black) status at their college, the rules of Teaching While Black still apply.” – KC Williams

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Driving While Black … Walking While Black … Running While Black … Breathing While Black … Living While Black … And Now …

Friday, June 8th, 2018

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January, 2019, Is a Lot Closer Than Some Would Think

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

It Is What It Is

Journalism Professor Gregg Morris Interviewed by ACT.TV Reporter

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

 

The Hunter College Ombuds Officer Professor Bill Williams Stated in his 2017 Annual Report That Workplace Bullying and Academic Mobbing Are Increasing Significantly at Hunter

 

Breaking News – Hunter College Ombudsman Reports Increase in Academic Mobbing at the Hunter Campus – Part 1

Support the New York State Healthy Workplace Bill

Saturday, May 12th, 2018


 

Check out this May 7, 2018 WORD blog.

A Blast From the Past

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

promoting healthy workplaces
Vita Rabinowitz [Vita.Rabinowitz@cuny.edu]
You forwarded this message on 11/14/2016 5:03 PM.
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 7:39 AM
To: Greggory w Morris
Cc: Vita Rabinowitz [Vita.Rabinowitz@cuny.edu]; Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko [Annemarie.Nicols-Grinenko@cuny.edu]

Dear Gregg, if I may,

We have known each other for quite some time, and I was delighted in my new position to be reminded of your enduring commitments—to students, to great journalism, and to causes that matter in the workplace. I see that you had written the Chancellery about your Moveon.org petition to support the New York State Healthy Workplace Bill, and that you are calling for CUNY to be a “leader in promoting healthy workplaces.” From my new position in the Central Office, I am very pleased to assure that CUNY is already a strong advocate for safe workplaces and has put policies, procedures (e.g., requiring annual workplace violence training for all CUNY employees, Workplace Violence Prevention Training Administrators at all CUNY campuses and the central office) and resources, (eg and) in place to ensure that CUNY is a safe environment for its students and employees.

Gregg, please know that we take the matter of safe workplaces very seriously, in practice and spirit as well as in policy, as I know you do. I wish you every success always.

Sincerely,

Vita

Vita C. Rabinowitz

Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost

The City University of New York

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018