Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs by William C. Warters

Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs

Book Title: Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 078794789X

Author: William C. Warters


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"Far and away the most comprehensive guide available.... Warters presents a wide range of possible program structures and provides the information that organizers and participants need to select the bestoption."
--James B. Boskey (1942-1999), former editor and publisher, The Alternative Newsletter, and former professor of law, Seton Hall Law School, New Jersey

"Professionally written, logically organized, and delivered in a personal style that is appealing to the reader.... A thoughtful balance of theory with pragmatic suggestions for developing and integrating a mediation program on campus."
--Roger Witherspoon, vice president, Student Development, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

"Warters not only conveys the need for mediation on campus, but the importance of relating mediation to existing mechanisms such as student judicial affairs and other grievance processes."
--Gene Zdziarski, developer of Student Conflict Resolution Services and associate director of Student Life, Texas A&M University, and former board member of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs

Learn how to design, implement, manage, and evaluate mediation and conflict resolution programs on all types of campuses. William C. Warters--a widely-known authority on dispute resolution in higher education--offers administrators, faculty, student services professionals, and student groups step-by-step advice on mediation program development. He draws on case examples and ideas from campuses across the country to illustrate strategies for developing creative and effective responses to conflict. Readers will find a ten-step guide for creating new programs, plus advice on staff training, program promotion, results evaluation, and more. Sample forms, policy language, promotional materials, mission statements, assessment questions, and a case management script are among the many resources provided in this guide.