Our Funding Support
About the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education
The Campus-adr project was made possible thanks to a major 3-year grant from the federal Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). Wayne State University’s College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs (no longer existing as a free-standing college) administered the $364,000 grant which ran from October 1, 2000 - December 31, 2003. Bill Warters was the PI on the grant and serves to this day as the Program’s Director.
Funding Innovation in Conflict Resolution
FIPSE, a program of the Department of Education, has been funding innovations in postsecondary education since 1972. The annual comprehensive program funding competition has been a primary source of inspiration, creating space and vehicles for the exploration of new ways to do things in higher education. Along the way a number of valuable campus conflict resolution projects have received FIPSE support. The Campus-adr.org project was particularly welcome in 2000 given the rapidly growing interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution on campus, the relative scarcity of useful information and isolation of existing programs, and the tremendous advances in information technology touching campuses across the globe that facilitated the project’s broad outreach goals.
More information on FIPSE
FIPSE maintains their own website under the department of education. More information on their mission and operating procedures is available there.