2, Number 2, Feb 2002
Mediation Role-play #6
issue of the REPORT
features a role-play for use in campus mediation training
or inservice sessions.
Michael Lang, 1996, used with permission)
It's hard to believe that this kind of
situation would have ever happened. A faculty member and
a student got into a shoving match. And all over a request
for a 5-day extension on a paper.
David, a Senior, is a student in Joan's seminar. Joan
is an expert in Latin American history and politics. Both
have reputations for being outspoken. Since the beginning
of the term, there have been repeated clashes in class
as Joan and David engaged in frequent, extensive and often
heated discussions on the nature of US influence in Central
and South America.
The problem that brings them to mediation occurred within
the past week and involved some physical contact. Both
have agreed to participate in the mediation, though neither
is pleased at having to do it. David's friends and advisor
have strongly advised him to mediate rather than face
possible disciplinary action based on Joan's complaint.
Joan's faculty chair encouraged her to mediate rather
than requiring administrative action on David's complaint.
project of Campus Conflict Resolution
Supported by a FIPSE grant from the US Department of Education
and seed money from the Hewlett Foundation-funded CRInfo
to CMHE Report
(Attn: Bill Warters)
Campus Conflict Resolution Resources Project
Department of Communication
585 Manoogian Hall
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48201.
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