“When Bad Things Happen to Good Chairs, Part 2: Advice From the Experts” UW ADVANCESpring Quarterly Leadership Workshop June 2, 2014
AGENDA 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome 10:10 – 10:30 Program Overviews 10:30 – 11:00 Scenarios 11:00 – 11:50 Q&A 11:50 – 12:00 Conclusion and Evaluations 12:00 – 12:30 Networking Lunch
Panelists • Chuck Sloane, UW Ombud, Office of the Obmud • Amanda Paye, Title IX/ADA Coordinator, Office of Risk Management • Shannon Bailie, Director, UW Health and Wellness • Dave Girts, Manager, Violence Prevention and Response Program, Safe Campus
Neutral Confidential Solution-Focused Ombud. The Ombud’s Office is located in the HUB Building or by telephone at 206.543.6028
Compliance Support Program UCIRO Amanda Paye, Title IX/ADA Coordinator Office of Risk Management firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com • Complaint reporting/investigation – based on role of the “bad actor” • Faculty/Academic Pers = Chair/Academic HR • Staff, TAs, Student employees = HR • Students = Community Standards and Student Conduct • Will provide training upon request (emphasizing faculty and grad students) • When in doubt, just get help!
Contact Us: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 543.6085 Location: Elm Hall (West Campus) Health & Wellness
UW SafeCampusViolence Prevention • Violence by a specific person is not predictable • Violent people have displayed similar pre-violent behaviors -- ‘Behaviors of Concern’ • Addressing ‘Behaviors of Concern’ effectively can reduce the chances of violence occurring • UW SafeCampus provides a central reporting point and event-specific assessment and coordination services • Report ‘B of C’ to SafeCampus Dave Girts UW SafeCampus email@example.com 206-685-4626
The Chair (Duncan) is contacted by two graduate students who allege a faculty member (Patrice) is disrespectful to them in front of others. Patrice allegedly tells the graduate students, and others, on a regular basis that they won’t “make it in this field.” Additionally, Patrice has reportedly told the graduate students “you need my recommendation to get anywhere… so just remember that I own you.” Based on some past reports, Duncan is inclined to believe that the graduate student’s complaints have some merit. To further complicate matters, Patrice is very well respected within your field (grants and publications) and seen as an emerging leader by many within the university. Ombud Office • HUB 3rd Floor • 206.543.6028
Scenario Amanda Paye, Title IX/ADA Coordinator Office of Risk Management firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com It is reported to you that an undergraduate student has made a complaint that a graduate student in your program has been “stalking” the student. The graduate student is scheduled to be a Teaching Assistant for that student’s class in the upcoming quarter.
Contact Us: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 543.6085 Location: Elm Hall (West Campus) Health & Wellness Scenario A student emails saying they missed class because they are having a crisis and are so overwhelmed they can’t get out of bed. In the email they say “I have never felt this bad before and the only way I can see this getting any better is if I’m dead.”
Scenario Chair reported that 5 persons have expressed concern for their safety due to a post-doc’s periodic belligerent accusations about being treated unfairly, being disrespected, and excessive alcohol consumption. The post-doc is under investigation for scientific misconduct. Everyone is worried about how he will react to increasing professional pressure. Dave Girts UW SafeCampus email@example.com 206-685-4626
Our Chair (Greta) has a valuable professional opportunity that she would like to extend to a junior faculty member (Ted). The opportunity is an administrative role that would allow Ted to broaden his leadership experience and heighten his profile within the department. Greta is concerned that this decision may be seen as biased by other faculty members as Ted was among the first hires she made after becoming Chair and they have collaborated on several research projects. To further complicate matters, Greta does not want this opportunity to go to a long-time Faculty Member (Marty) who by force of personality and history in the department has taken on an oversized role in all of the department’s decisions. If Ted is going to be successful, he will need to work closely with Marty. Ombud Office • HUB 3rd Floor • 206.543.6028
Scenario Amanda Paye, Title IX/ADA Coordinator Office of Risk Management firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com You’ve been informed that a Facebook page called “Hook Ups at UW” has been started where people can share information on couples they know who have “hooked up.”
Contact Us: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 543.6085 Location: Elm Hall (West Campus) Health & Wellness Scenario A student emails saying they can’t make it for class because a friend was sexually assaulted and they are going to take their friend to the hospital to be checked out.
Scenario Academic advisor reported a student who is agitated, makes angry and derogatory remarks about students of an ethnic group who are looking at and whispering about him, and who has not taken his medication for several months. Other students are concerned and heard he was recently arrested for assault. Dave Girts UW SafeCampus email@example.com 206-685-4626
Scenario A student has come forward and said that her ex is posting lies on that page about her in retaliation for the Student Conduct report she made about him Amanda Paye, Title IX/ADA Coordinator Office of Risk Management firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Contact Us: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 543.6085 Location: Elm Hall (West Campus) Health & Wellness Scenarios A student comes to class and you think they may be intoxicated, they came up after class to ask a question and smelled strongly of alcohol. You have an excellent student in good standing who starts to miss class and whose grades begin to decline. You email them to check in and hear nothing back. They continue to miss class and are unresponsive to any email outreach.
Scenario Lab manager reported that a chemist had serious job performance problems, was insubordinate during counseling, and had made statements about giving away his possessions and changing his beneficiaries. He was careless about personal safety in the lab and has access to dangerous chemicals. Dave Girts UW SafeCampus email@example.com 206-685-4626