Dispute Resolution
Office of Academic Personnel
Kansas State University
204 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

 

785-532-4392
785-532-5039 fax
svaldovi@k-state.edu

Mediation Assistance

K-State developed an interim policy on Mediation for faculty and unclassified personnel in 2001. Mediation programs have become more common on university and college campuses throughout the United States as one option in resolving disputes. It is very important to K-State that employees feel comfortable & safe in the work place and that you are being treated fairly. All of the dispute resolution resource personnel at K-State are committed to assisting employees in identifying the appropriate resource and assisting you in making that contact to resolve the situation.

Mediation is a positive addition to the resources here at K-State. It is another sign that K-State is committed to having positive, healthy work environments for all employees.

Mediation Assistance(FAQ)

What is Mediation? When might Mediation be used? Who can request Mediation? Answers to these questions and more.

Advantages of Mediation

People in disputes who consider mediation as a way to resolve their differences often want to know what the process can do for them. Although no dispute resolution procedure can guarantee specific outcomes, this page contains some common benefits of mediation.

Contact the Coordinator

Contact information for the mediation access coordinator.

Policy on Mediation

Mediation is playing an ever-increasing role in the positive resolution of campus disputes by addressing the needs and interests of all parties and at the same time saving time and money. It is particularly effective when the disputing parties want or need to continue their relationship.

Agreement to Mediation Form

This is an Agreement between ____________________ and ___________________ 
(hereafter referred to as the participants). The participants enter into mediation with the intention of reaching a consensual resolution of their issues.

University Handbook, Appendix U

For purposes of this policy, mediation is defined as a voluntary process of facilitated negotiation in which a neutral third party, a professional mediator, sits down with the parties in conflict and helps them look for mutually acceptable solutions to work-related issues in dispute. The mediator does not make the decisions, but instead, works with the parties to identify their needs and interests and to develop creative options for resolving the conflict in a confidential manner.

Mediation Resources

Websites and books on mediation.

K-State Employee Relations Mediation Services for Classified Employees

Mediation is a process in which a professional negotiator sits down with the parties in conflict and helps them look for mutually acceptable solutions to the issues in dispute. The mediator does not make the decisions, but instead, works with the parties to identify their needs and interests and to develop creative options for resolving the conflict.