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Faculty Mediators

Faculty Peer Mediations are co-mediated by faculty members who have completed 40 hours of rigorous mediation skills training provided by the National Conflict Resolution Center and passed a series of performance-based simulations. New faculty mediators are paired with more experienced mediation coaches in a co-mediation format. Note: Not all faculty who complete the mediation training go on to mediate. 

The mediator's role is to facilitate communication among the parties through a structured process and to assist them in reaching a mutually acceptable resolution. The mediator does not judge the validity of any party’s position, does not take sides, nor decide how a conflict should be resolved. 

Faculty mediators are embedded in the institutional context, understand the faculty experience, and as a result, can appreciate the unique interests, nuances, and challenges involved in faculty conflicts. 


Faculty who have successfully completed Mediation Training

Mediation Training

Call for Applications

Aug. 20-21 & Aug. 24-26
9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily 
Deadline to apply: August 7, 2020

This skill-building course is provided by the National Conflict Resolution Center, an international leader in conflict resolution. The course will introduce faculty to effective mediation techniques through a combination of lectures, simulations, and participatory exercises. The curriculum meets the standards of the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.

Faculty of all ranks and disciplines are welcome to apply, including non-senate members. People of diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. To be considered, faculty must be able to fully participate in the 5-day training and must be willing to serve as faculty peer mediators. Please note that the course format has been modified for an optimal online experience.

To apply submit an application via Google forms at: by August 7, 2020. 

For questions about the mediation training or program, please contact MarDestinee Perez at or 858-246-1923.