May 01, 2007
I work for a boss (Chair and now Interim Dean) who bullies, and has other faculty do the mobbing for her. She is undeniably a sociopath (and ex-local beauty queen) who manages to fool a lot of people with her high squeaky voice "Hi, guys!" and her dyed blond hair and blue eyes. Unfortunately, I also have a Provost and Chancellor who are corrupt. Grievance comittees on my campus also tend to be weak.
I am a tenured senior faculty member being mobbed, and bullied. I was just given a below post tenure rating for speaking out in a Personnel Committee against a probationary faculty member who lied on his tenure/promotion resume. He said that he had publications under review, and he did not. The Personnel Committee attacked me and said I had a "vendetta" against this guy. The Chair who gave him a rating based on his publications so instead of non-tenuring this colleague, they attacked me with a below. The Chair, now Dean wrote libel and slander about me in her summary. She said I was "unethical" and made up many lies about me for which there was no data.
I filed a grievance against her, the Dean, and Provost. All of them came to the hearing with no data to support their claims. The Chair refused to answer 10 letters of questions sent to her by my union representative. The "hearing" lasted 8 hours and the grievance process lasted 14 months. The Chancellor received the report where the Committee recommended that I receive another review and that they did not follow the university rules. By the way, the Provost (female and friends of the Chair and Dean) was included in the grievance.
The Chancellor dismissed the grievance and said that his administrators followed the rules. Also, the Chair, Dean and Provost are all grads of the university to which they are employed at. So, at this point, bullying boss-has not given me my teaching schedule for fall (not typical treatment for tenured professors).
I am speaking anonymously, here, and not mentioning my institution, not for fear of reprisal (what more could they really do to me ?!) but because I want the story to go public in a way that does NOT allow the perpetrators, abusers, and my sociopath Chair, now Interim Dean, to log on a blog and bully and mob me one more time!
Posted by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon at 9:39 PM