Illustration by Daniel Zender A cherished belief runs deep in our psyches: A belief in the compassion of teachers whose heroic efforts transform the lives of students.
The common denominator in these narratives was a sense of powerlessness and the conclusion that little was being done or could be done to mitigate the problem.
I define teacher bullying as a pattern of conduct, rooted in a power differential, that threatens, harms, humiliates, induces fear in or causes students substantial emotional stress.
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In order to reinforce institutional goals of nondiscrimination, tolerance, and civility, the following policy against verbal assault, harassment, intimidation, bullying, and defamation is intended to inform students that the verbal assault, harassment, intimidation, bullying and defamation of others violates acceptable standards of conduct within the university.