Sustaining Conflict Resolution Education Conference Highlights featuring Peer Mediation Partners

Apr 26, 2008 by Bill

In this episode we hear highlights from the ACR Education Section conference Sustaining Conflict Resolution Education: Building Bridges to the Future held March 9-11, 2008 in Fairfax, Virginia on the campus of George Mason University. Speakers include Larry Dieringer, Executive Director, Educators for Social Responsibility and Associate Professor Susan Hirsch from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason. We also hear from Peer Mediation Partners undergraduate interns Rebecca Newman, Roxanne Libby, William Still and Jared Schmidt who describe their work going into middle schools and high schools in their region to support peer mediation across the educational spectrum.

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Link to PMP presentation
Slides from the Peer Mediation Partners workshop
Educators for Social Responsibility
Website of Educators for Social Responsibility
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
ICAR at George Mason University
Conflict Resolution Education Connection
New web clearinghouse of CRE information and resources.

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PARC Alumni on 20 Years of Conflict Theory, Research and Action

Oct 5, 2007 by Bill

In this episode, Bill Warters interviews colleagues affiliated with the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The group assembled in Syracuse September 27-28, 2007 for a conference and celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the PARC Program. Interviewees discuss their early focus at PARC, what they have done since, and they offer advice for new graduate students entering the field of conflict studies. People interviewed include:

Neil Funk-Unrau
John Lawyer
Patrick Coy
Nora Femenia
Tim Hedeen
John Crist
Brian Polkinghorn
Diane Swords
Heather Pincock
Marie Pace

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PARC Website
The web home for the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts at Syracuse University.

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CNCR Summer Institute Participants

Aug 6, 2007 by Bill

In this episode I interview participants attending the Summer Institute on Conflict Management in Higher Education sponsored by the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Georgia State University. Included is a description of the innovative Facilitated Discussion model being used to handle Academic Dishonesty disputes at the University of Georgia. The interviewees included:
Lin Inlow, Georgia State University
John Kraft, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Rebecca Murphy, Valdosta State University
Jim Wohl, Auburn University
Rachel Schipper, Georgia College and State University
David Bleiman, University and College Union, Edinburgh UK
Heather Blades, Missouri State University
Peter Shedd, University of Georgia

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CNCR Summer Institute Information
CNCR Higher Education Initiative
DVD on Facilitated Discussion of Academic Dishonesty
University of Georgia Culture of Honesty Information
Jekyll Island Club (Institute location)

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Finding Hidden Gems Online

Dec 16, 2006 by Bill

This podcast is from the Emerging Technology for Scholars series Bill Warters hosts for the Office of Teaching and Learning at Wayne State University. We explore tips for searching the so-called invisible web and how to take advantage of open access repositories and learning objects collections. The slides from the session, quite helpful to have while listening, are available as a pdf at

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Slides from this Session
These slides from the session provide links to many of the sources I'm reviewing during the podcast.
Learning Objects Collections Listing
This is a nicely organized and annotated list of Learning Objects collections that we review in the podcast.

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Automated Info Gathering Tools for Scholars

Nov 11, 2006 by Bill

This is an enhanced podcast (ie you’ll want to listen to it in itunes and watch the slides and hotlinks that are included) from a session on automated information gathering tools of interest to academics. Topics included RSS for syndication, journal and news alert services, tag watchlists, and web scraping tools. The session, hosted by Wayne State University’s Office for Teaching and Learning, features Bill Warters.

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