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Fri, Mar 14, 2008

Mediation in Higher Ed - Like an Argument with Boxing Gloves?

The Times Higher Education, at their newly revamped website, recently published a story discussing a visit to the UK from folks at the Georgia State University-based Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, leaders in systemic conflict resolution within Higher Education in the United States. The story is entitled “Experts outline a collegial way to resolve conflict”. What struck me as funny was the quote from a professor supporting the notion of mediation in higher education. He notes that mediation, when compared to current grievance systems, “is almost like getting back to the old days where academics used to be able to have a good argument with everyone wearing the same size boxing gloves.” Oh really?


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2008 03 14 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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