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Description: This chapter describes the role of department chairs in managing faculty conflict and different conflict management strategies
Length: 14 pages
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Description: This article describes the three different types of conflict cultures: collaborative, dominating, and avoidant.
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Description: The article presents an introduction in understanding and addressing conflict in an academic department. The article uses strategies from the Thomas/Killman response models and Fisher and Ury’s foundation for principal conflict resolution.
Length: 16 Pages
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Description: This article goes over different types of conflict resolution mediations and alternative dispute resolutions in Public Universities.
Length: 5 pages
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Description: This article provides advice from a current department chair on how they deal with conflict in a non defensive way
Length: 2 Pages
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Description: This article identifies that types of people who are problems and how to mitigate the situation
Length: 4 pages
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Description: This article provides a summary of current conflict management mechanisms used in higher education.
Length: 8 Pages
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Description: The article describes the different types of mediation systems used in Universities from 1967-1998
Length: 24 Pages
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Description: This article provides a set of best practices of conflict-handling services for colleges and universities.
Length: 30 pages
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Description: This article describes a practical model to integrate conflict management techniques on social justice principles into higher education
Length: 12 pages
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