ERIC Number: ED277300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Peaceful Persuasion: A Guide to Creating Mediation Dispute Resolution Programs on College Campuses.
Girard, Kathryn; And Others
A guide to mediation program planning is presented for college campuses. The concept of a college mediation program is considered, along with issues of needs, benefits, program focus, and goals. Mediation is discussed in the context of the overall field of alternative dispute resolution and is distinguished from other forms of conflict resolution. Also examined are planning questions that arise once needs are understood and program goals are determined. Information is included that might be helpful in making decisions about program location on campus; mediator training, selection and evaluation; and case referral. Practical matters are also addressed, including obtaining support, funding, and referrals, and preparing for intake interviews and mediation sessions. Two major questions that affect program operations are also discussed: (1) the why, when, and what of program expansion; and (2) the legal issues involved in mediating disputes. The manual incorporates examples from mediation programs that vary in size, focus, or approach. A resource section provides a list of programs and materials for additional help. Case studies demonstrate a range of mediation uses and the way mediation works in practice. Forms for intake and trainee evaluation are provided, along with information on print and individual resources concerning mediation. (SW)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Conflict Resolution, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Peer Relationship, Program Administration, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Student College Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
The Mediation Project, Waskiewicz House, University of Massachusetts, 425 Amity Street, Amherst, MA 01002 ($13.95 plus $2.00 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Dispute Resolution, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst.
Note: A product of the Mediation Project.