May 11, 2010

University of Arkansas Posts Annual Report for Ombuds Office

Sue Theiss, Director of the UArk Ombuds Office, reports that her office assisted in the resolution of 83 new cases in the 2008-09 academic year through early, informal, and non-adversarial resolution practices involving at least 163 individuals. While the number of new cases dropped slightly from last year, the primary constituents served increased 28% due to more group facilitations and more long term, complex cases involving several parties.

Theiss provided 42 workshops and educational presentations on conflict resolution theory and practice, including an 8-week life skills course and a 30-hour professional mediation course. (UArk Student Affairs Annual Report.)

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