Articles and Essays about Civility on College Campuses
- A Kinder Campus—Maria Shrine Stewart's Inside Higher Ed column.
- The Meaning of Civility—by Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess, co-directors of the Conflict Research Consortium at the University of Colorado
- What Happened to Civility?
- Suicide Shows Need for Civility, Privacy Online
- Civility Problems Cause Uproar on College Campuses
General Tips and Quotes
- Civility, You, and Mizzou Online Learning Module
- 20 Ways to Promote Civility and Respect
- Tips for Confronting Incivility
- Civility quotes bundle (zipped JPG files)
- Leading by Example: Putting Our Values into Action
- Speak Up! A guide to responding to everyday bigotry in civil ways from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
- Bullying and Cyberbullying (MU Equity Office)
- Show Me Respect! Tips for Thwarting Cyberbullying, Cyber-Harassment and Cyberstalking—A bulletin board kit for college students
- Workplace Bullying and Disruptive Behavior: What Everyone Needs to Know (Washington State Department of Labor and Industries)
- Bullies in the Workplace—A presentation from the MU Equity Office at the 2012 MizzouDiversity Summit.
- Workplace Bullying in Higher Education edited by Jaime Lester (available online through MU Libraries to MU staff, faculty and students).
- Bully in the Ivory Tower by Patricia Berkly (2012)
Civility in the Classroom and Academic Departments
- Academic Integrity at MU—From the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Sample syllabus from MU's ET@MO group containing statments on academic integrity, online class etiquette (netiquette), and more.
- Sample Expectations in the Classroom and Example of Integration into Syllabus—From MU professor Clyde Bentley. Examples of what he expects from students and what students, in turn, can expect from him. Includes sample syllabus.
- Incivility in the classroom and amongst faculty—Jim Augustine, ombudsperson, University of South Carolina
- Classroom Civility—Outlines common problem behaviors and provides tips for addressing each (University of California-Santa Cruz)
- Encouraging Civil Behavior in Large Classes—This essay looks specifically at issues of civility in the large lecture classroom, and offers some preventative measures and practical advice.
- Civility/Incivility in the College Classroom—A collection of resources for faculty discussing issues and approaches to promoting civility and addressing incivility in the college classroom (Michigan State University)
- Civility, Leadership and the Classroom—An article by Steven M. Richardson which discusses how department chairs can model leadership skills that faculty themselves can use.
- Introducing a Culture of Civility in First-Year College Classes—This article by Robert J. Connelly presents the case for general education assuming a leadership role in explicitly introducing academic civility education in the first-year classroom. A general definition of civility as a virtue is offered as a foundation for developing a Code of Academic Civility for use in first-year classes.
- Student Perceptions of Classroom Incivility—This study presented by Diana L. Rehling provides useful information to faculty members and administrators about the behaviors students find most uncivil and how frequently they are experiencing these behaviors.
- Students Behaving Badly in Large Classes—Elisa Carbone provides ideas from experienced faculty for solving the discipline problems that plague large classes.
- Virtuous Arguments—Using first-year composition courses to address civility and ethnical communication.
- Considerations for Facilitating a Meeting
- ET@MO includes a provision in its sample syllabus for respectful online discussion: “All opinions and experiences, no matter how different or controversial they may be perceived, must be respected in the tolerant spirit of academic discourse.” Check out their complete netiquette statement here.
Civility in the Workplace
- Code of Ethics (MU Administrative Services)
- Considerations for Facilitating a Meeting
- Incivility and the Workplace—Developed by the MU Employee Assistance Program, this guide describes behaviors common to workplace incivility and violence and provides tips for dealing with these behaviors.
- Diversity, Difference and Conflict: Awareness and Skills Building for Enhancing Workplace Effectiveness (online training)
- Job Characteristics and the Social Context of Work Life: The Influence of Work Dimensions on Civility, Employee Wellbeing and Organizational Outcomes—Developed by the MU Employee Assistance Program for the 2012 MizzouDiversity Summit.
- Cultivating Civility in the Workplace
- 9 Signs Your Work Place Needs Civility, 6 Steps to Achive It
- The Cost of Bad Behavior by Christine L. Porath and Christine M. Pearson
- Tit for Tat? The Spiraling Effect of Incivility in the Workplace by Lynne M. Andersson and Christine M. Pearson. The concept of workplace incivility is introduced and how this can potentially spiral into increasingly intense aggressive behaviors is explained. To gain an understanding of the mechanisms that underlie an incivility spiral, what happens at key points (the starting and tipping points) are examined. Furthermore, several factors that can facilitate the occurrence and escalation of an incivility spiral and the secondary spirals that can result is described.
- 10 E-mail Etiquette Tips for the Workplace
Inclusive Language and Special Populations
- Tips On Interacting With People With Disabilities
- Transgender terminology—Common terms used for people who transgress or transcend our nomative notions of gender.
- People First Language Guide
- Civibility: Interacting with People with Disabilities—A presentation by Services for Independent Living and MU Student Exceptions at the 2012 MizzouDiversity Summit.