Incivility within social work education reflects patterns seen across higher education and within society. Previous work has found that social work faculty are reluctant to report incivility and have limited confidence in their ability to address it effectively. In order to address potential solutions, this paper uses qualitative data (n = 164) drawn from a larger survey of social work faculty in the United States. The exploratory analysis focuses on strategies social work faculty use when experiencing incivility and bullying them-selves, and methods recommended by social work faculty to confront incivility administratively and systemically within the social work academy. Responses were coded into four themes: values-based responses, leadership/ institutional responses, individual and faculty level responses, and faculty disengagement. These themes suggest opportunities and recommendations to move toward a civil social work academy.
Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance
Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Kagotho, N., McClendon, J., Lane, S. R., Vanidestine, T., Bogenschutz, M., Flowers, T. D., & Wilson, L. (2023). "Challenge and Hold One Another Accountable:" Social Work Faculty Respond to Incivility. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23303131.2023.2209754