CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 17 - January 26, 2001

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There will not be a brownbag lunch this Monday, January 29, 2001.


The University of Missouri-Columbia Graduate School and the Program for Excellence in Teaching will be hosting a "Preparing Future Faculty Brown Bag Series" beginning Wednesday, January 24. The series is designed with topics to help enlighten students about faculty life and their upcoming role as faculty members. All graduate students are encouraged to attend. The dates, topics, presenters, and room locations can be found below. All rooms are located in Memorial Union North.

Date Room Presenter Topic
1/24 N208 Suzanne Ortega & James Groccia Introduction to Preparing Future Faculty Activities (buffet lunch provided)
1/31 N208 Jack Burns & Mary Licklider Tips for Effective Grant Writing
2/7 N208 Charles Schroeder Bringing MU's Core Values to Life in the Classroom and Lab
2/21 N222 Thomas Dougherty Qualities of Successful Mentoring Relationships
2/28 N208 Bill Bondeson The Ethics of Research & Classroom Teaching
3/7 N208 James Groccia & Marilyn Miller Creating Interactive Learning Environments
3/14 N222 Noor Azizan-Gardner Learning and Teaching Across Cultures
3/21 N222 Goodie Bhullar & Rachel Brekhus Negotiating the Electronic Universe: MU's Online Database and Doing Serious Research on the Web
4/4 N208 Michelle Froese Capitalizing on Resources for Effective Teaching and Research
4/11 N208 Suzanne Ortega & James Groccia Planning for What's Next (buffet lunch provided)

Each seminar will follow this general format:

  • 12 - 12:15, Refreshments
  • 12:15 - 1, Presentation
  • 1 - 1:15, Questions, Answers and Discussion
  • 1:15 - 1:30, Informal Audience Conversation & Community Building


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Audiotapes of selected sessions from last fall's SPIDR/CREnet Conference are now available in the Law Library. The tapes are located in the Reserve Room under Prof. Lande's name and will circulate for 48 hours. The sessions generally lasted about 90 minutes. Programs that used two sessions are noted with the letters A and B (e.g., 12A/12B). For more information about the sessions and presenters, see www.spidr.org/conf/ (but bear in mind that some last-minute changes were not reflected in the program descriptions).

SPIDR/CREnet International Conference Audiotapes

G1 - Opening Plenary - Catalyzing the Third Side: Towards a New Culture of Conflict

12A/12B - Organizational Transformation: The Journey from Dispute Settlement to Whole System Intervention

13A/13B - Alternative Dispute Resolution for Organizations Caught in Conflict

20 - Program Evaluation for Public Resolution Agencies: An Initiative to Coordinate Assessment Measures and Methodologies

22 - How do Mediators Think about Power

23 - Profiling Mediation Trainers, the Work They Do, and Their Views on the Profession

24 - Mediation on the Internet? Itís Happening! Report of Current Activity and a Look at the Future

25 - Training Mediators for the 21st Century

30 - Two Sides of the Same Coin or Apples and Oranges? Court-based and Administrative Mediation

34 - Beyond Outcomes, Beyond Transformation: Getting Past Polarization

36 - Looking to the Year 2020: What Are Our Possible Futures?

40 - Report of Track I: Proposed Guidelines for Integrated Workplace Conflict Management Systems

41 - Expanding Your Mediation Practice to Include Commercial Agreement Facilitation

42 - Do the Current Model(s) of Mediation Serve Minority Populations?

45 - Steps and Missteps in the Creation of a State Office of Dispute Resolution

46 - Making the Tough Calls in ADA Mediation

52 - Systemic Change: An Ombudís Magic Bullet

53 - As Good As Itís Going to Get? The Role of Civic Journalism in Public Conflict Resolution & Civic Capacity Building

57 - UPL and UMA Mini-Plenary

68 - Mediation of Employment Disputes at the United States Postal Service: Looking Back at the First Year of Nationwide Implementation

71 - The Ombudsman: Keys to Successful Government Applications

73A/73B- Defining the Difference Between Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation and Facilitation at Home and Beyond Our Borders

74 - Dispute Resolution and Civility: Questions, Doubts and Concerns

76 - Experiencing Theory: Pedagogical Techniques for Teaching Theory in Conflict Resolution

81 - Using Creative Techniques to Resolve Disputes Between Employees and Their Managers

88 - Credentials, Competencies and Qualifications: Suggestions for Implementation

89 - The Inner Game of Mediation

91 - Dispute Resolution and the Search for Community

95 - Letís Talk About Sexual Harassment: Dating Violence and a Peer Sexual Harassment Program

96 - EEOC Mediation Program: Bridges Workplace Divisions Created by Discrimination

101 - Paradoxes, Paradigms and Problem-Solving

102 - Networks of Effective Action: Building Systems to Increase Communication and Collaboration Among Conflict Resolution Providers

103 - The Cutting Edge of Conflict Resolution Education Research

105 - Effective Partnerships between Community Mediation and the Court System

106 - How Mediators Can Partner with Attorney Advocates

109 - The Challenge of Walking the Talk of Self-Determination in Court-Annexed Mediation

116 - Successful Mediation: What is It and How Do We Get There?

117 - Stories of Transformation Through Conflict

122 - Using ADR to Advance ADR Statewide: A Status Report on the Work of the Maryland ADR Commission

124 - Commercial Mediation: Lessons Learned at the NASD and Impasse-Breaking Skills for Business Mediators

129 - The Impact of Divorce Mediation on American Society

130 - Crazy Wisdom: To Pursue Peace, Study War

135 - Do We Know a Stakeholder When We See One?


The ADR and Local/Community Justice Specialists will be responsible for coordinating and implementing all aspects of the program that seek to increase citizen access to justice. The candidates should have extensive expertise in the application of different ADR mechanisms that have been used in Colombia and other parts of the world and will be responsible for overseeing the existing Casas de Justicia program and ensuring its expansion nationwide. In order to carry out the duties, the candidate will need to be familiar with the Colombian justice system and its different actors. Excellent writing skills focusing on report and concept paper writing as well as being fully bilingual English/Spanish are required. One candidate should be a U.S. national and the other a Colombian national. Please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk for more information.