Archive for the ‘The Controversy Continues’ Category

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



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.”


A Must Read

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

We hope that these volumes will be useful in different ways, depending on the individual reader’s needs. For some, this material will yield specific research summaries or potential good practices. For others, single chapters or groups of chapters will be worth cover-to-cover reads to obtain topical overviews. For those who want a comprehensive overview of workplace bullying and mobbing, a full reading of both volumes will provide a useful, comprehensive starting point. In any event, we trust that engaging with these volumes will be time well spent.

I consult with this Colleague from time to time and believe buying the book is a truly MUST READ.

If You See Something, Say Something

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

This picture is worth thousands and thousands and thousands of somethings.

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Should someone send an invitation to D:F/M?

More info here.


Eyewitnesses to a Bonafide Academic Obscenity

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

[More details coming soon!]

A Colleague Who Is a Tenured Lecturer (But Calls Himself a Professor on Linkedin) Files a Complaint with Hunter College Public Safety Complaining That This Colleague Won’t Allow Him to Write Posts on This Blog. The Complaining Colleague Lied in the Complaint. Should He Be Investigated?

Care to Comment Colleague Larry Shore?

Saturday, February 17th, 2018