Document (30-page pdf) provides a set of guidelines designed to support the development of comprehensive, educational, integrated and conflict-friendly approaches to managing conflict and disputes in institutions of higher education. The target audience includes key decision makers such as senior administrators, deans and department heads, ombudspersons, anti-harassment officers, housing and security administrators, faculty, student affairs professionals, and various frontline conflict services staff. The consensus document was developed by a national working group including the full spectrum of campus conflict resolvers. Presents a set of nine core principles that are elaborated on reflecting best practices in the higher education ADR field. Includes appendix with resource links.
Pdf article from Conflict Management in Higher Education Report, Volume 6, Number 1, (Nov 2005), which relates the author’s experience using a model from “Nonviolent Communication (NVC),” created by Marshall B. Rosenberg, in her work as university ombudsman at Humboldt State University.
Pdf article from Conflict Management in Higher Education Report, Volume 4, Number 1, (Oct. 2003), which presents a composite portait of a campus ombuds from, “information received from the Ombuds Profile
Project survey, in the spring of 2002 questionnaires were sent out with a call for case studies to 103 campus ombuds in the United States, Canada, and Australia (65
women, 32 men, 6 to “ombuds offices” without ombuds listed), this profile blends eleven responses to the questionnaire (6 women, 5 men) that were received in time for the 2002 profile.”
Pdf article from Conflict Management in Higher Education Report, Volume 3, Number 3, (May 2003), which examines the role of the Observer Program at University of Colorado, created by the Ombudsman office, in student protests.
Pdf article from Conflict Management in Higher Education Report, Volume 3, Number 1, (Oct 2002), whose “purpose in this article is to briefly explore a somewhat expanded role set for the ombuds, one that includes the ombuds as researcher … I suggest here that the ombuds is in a unique position to serve as a guide or “primary informant” … to researchers interested in campus organizational culture and subculture, especially as it relates to conflict-related behaviors and beliefs.” Includes bibliography.
Pdf article from Conflict Management in Higher Education Report, Volume 3, Number 1, (Oct 2002), which “identifies and discusses some of the similarities and differences between mediation centers and ombuds offices on college and university campuses.”
Pdf article from Conflict Management in Higher Education Report, Volume 2, Number 1, (Oct 2001), which “explore[s] historical changes in the campus context as it relates to mediation and conflict resolution, and make[s] note of apparent trends in the writing and research on campus conflicts and conflict resolution.” Includes bibliography
Pdf article reprinted from the June/July 1991 Issue (Vol 33) of The Fourth R, The Newsletter of the National Association for Mediation in Education which discusses the, “role of the ombudsman in relation to racial incidents and the development and implementation of racial harassment policies … in developing our training, we will be incorporating racial and cultural differences into the mediation
process, including training about communication styles, conflict styles, different expectations for mediation and neutrality and different approaches to emotions and aggressiveness.”
Pdf article reprinted from the February/March 1995 Issue (Vol 55) of The Fourth R, The Newsletter of the National Association for Mediation in Education which discusses the history and role of ombuds people in colleges and universities.
Powerpoint presentation with brief portrait of an ombudsman.