In an institutional setting bullying behavior can exist, persist, and even flourish when certain conditions are met. They include:
These conditions exist at this time at QCC.
The Academic Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Quality of Life and Disability Issues will be considering what if anything is to be done to support a climate of mutual respect and intolerance for bullying at the College. The Committee has formed a sub-committee that will be consulting with officials in CUNY and the Professional Staff Congress and examine proposed New York State legislation and CUNY actions and policies at colleges in this country.
The members of the Subcommittee of the Academic Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Quality of Life and Disability Issues are: Matthew Lau, Maria Mercedes Franco, Frederica Goldoni, Joan Peterson and Clara Wajngurt.
In addition The members of the QCC PSC Chapter Bullying Committee are: Maria Mercedes Franco, Edgar DeCastro, Monica Trujillo and Clara Wajngurt
Anti-Bullying policies exist at:
The more of these characteristics of the behavior that is claimed to be bullying that there are, then the more likely it is accepted as bullying:
Bullying is not
UPDATE (SUMMER 2014): To view a draft of a proposed anti-bullying policy click HERE