Mediation & Problem Solving

 

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MAPS, the mediation and problem solving program, is available to all faculty, staff and students of Stockton University. Mediations can be requested here. Recruitment for new mediators occurs each Fall, with a mandatory training in January. Please contact osrr@stockton.edu with questions. 

 

It is a resolution option available to all students, faculty, and staff of Stockton University to resolve a dispute through a neutral mediator. All parties must agree to participate in the process and come to an agreement, or settlement, to resolve the conflict. If no settlement can be made, the case will be referred to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) or Human Resources (HR). All mediations are private.

Cases which involve threat of harm to self or others, use of illegal substances on campus, disclosure of illegal activity, or reports of child, physical, or sexual abuse cannot be mediated. Sexual misconduct cases may be eligible for mediation if all parties voluntarily agree to participate and it does not involve a full investigation and/or adjudication. If such information is disclosed during a mediation, it will be referred to OSRR, HR, and/or Campus Police for follow up.

1. A request is submitted using this form. Once received, the mediation will be assigned to either OSRR or HR, depending on the type of conflict and the make up of the participants.

2. A staff member from the assigned office will meet with the participants to review the mediation process, goals, and answer any questions. 

3. A mediator will be assigned to the case.

4. Mediation will occur. If successful, a settlement agreement will be implemented. If the participants are unable to come to an agreement, the case will be referred back to its assigned office for follow up.

Any member of the Stockton community may participate in the Conflict Mediation program. Disputes between students, faculty and/or staff, and students and/or faculty/staff are eligible for mediation. 

Participants can bring an advisor to the mediation, however, the advisor is not permitted to participate in the mediation. Advisors who do not abide by this or any additional ground rules set by the mediator will be asked to leave.

Click here to request or refer a case to mediation. A staff member from OSRR or HR will respond.

Anything! However, cases which involve threat of harm to self or others, use of illegal substances on campus, disclosure of illegal activity, or reports of child, physical, or sexual abuse cannot be mediated. Sexual misconduct cases may be eligible for mediation if all parties voluntarily agree to participate and it does not involve a full investigation and/or adjudication. If such information is disclosed during a mediation, it will be referred to OSRR, HR, and/or Campus Police for follow up according to University, local, state, or federal policy.

OSRR and HR reserve the right to refuse taking a case to mediation.

The mediators are members of the Stockton community. All mediators attended an intensive training through the New Jersey Office of Dispute Settlement. mediators spring 2016

Mediators will be assigned based on their neutrality, availability, and peer relevance, i.e. students will not mediate disputes between employees.

 

Contact OSRR or HR.