CEITR member speaks at Cornell University

CEITR member speaks at Cornell University

Dr. Leah P. Hollis, part-time SAS faculty, CEITR member, and president of Patricia Berkly LLC was the keynote speaker of Cornell University's 15th Annual Diversity Update Conference in Ithaca, New York. As Cornell University remains committed to diversity and access, Dr. Hollis' speech gave insight on how leadership is the central variable in creating and maintaining a healthy workplace.

Her comments reflected on the findings from her recent book, Bully in the Ivory Tower, How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education. Her independent study confirms that 62% of those working in higher education are affected by workplace bullying. This is 58% higher than the data reported by Namie and Namie that 37% of Americans face workplace bullying (2007). Her work also calculates the cost to higher education through employee turnover and disengagement. Hollis confirmed that the target of bullying in higher education may on average disengage from the workplace a sum total of 5 weeks during the year to avoid the ill effects of bullying and a hostile environment.

 

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