Intimidating behaviour meaning
Some examples of unacceptable behaviour are: Bullying and Harassment Unacceptable behaviour may contravene equalities and/or other legislation.
Whilst bullying and harassment will always be deemed to be forms of unacceptable behaviour, the two terms have distinct and separate legal meanings.
Workplace intimidation, also known as workplace bullying, occurs when a superior, peer or subordinate uses violence or blackmail to manipulate you or intentionally creates feelings of fear, inadequacy or awe.
Workplace intimidation includes illegal sexual harassment and discrimination, but is not limited to illegal behavior.
Recognising and dealing with such problems are important parts of your teaching responsibility.
The student may be causing difficulty in other classroom settings; your role in bringing this behaviour to the attention of the relevant University authorities is critical.
There are certain characteristics and behaviors that are common factors in the process of intimidating another person.
As defined by the University Calendar, “any student commits an instructional offence who disrupts a class or other period of instruction if he or she: (a) is a registered member of the class or period of instruction; (b) is warned to discontinue any act or behaviour reasonably judged by the instructor of the course or period of instruction to be detrimental to the class, and having ignored such warning is ordered by the instructor to leave and refuses to leave.” Disruptive behaviour can also occur outside the classroom or period of instruction.
[top] It is a good practice to set our your expectations of student conduct in your class at the beginning of the term when you are making your usual announcements of evaluation procedures, assignments, etc.
For instance, you might say ” I will conduct this class as a series of lectures; please feel free to raise your hand when you have a question”, or “I will allow five or ten minutes for questions at the end of each hour; please save your questions until then.” Students rightfully expect to have an opportunity to ask questions or make comments, as part of the normal give-and-take of the University setting.
The University defines behaviour as being unacceptable if: Unacceptable behaviour does not have to be face-to-face, and may take many forms such as written, telephone or e-mail communications or through social media.
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