Agreement to Mediate

UNM Ombuds/Dispute Resolution Services for Faculty

Agreement to Participate in Mediation

My signature at the bottom of this page verifies that I understand the following statements and that I am in agreement with them.

  1. Mediation is a process designed to promote communication and problem solving. The process is private and confidential to the parties and mediators.
  2. Each party acknowledges that participation in the mediation is voluntary.
  3. Each party agrees to make a sincere “good faith” effort to resolve the dispute.
  4. The mediators do not tell the parties what to do. The parties decide if and how they will resolve their dispute.
  5. The mediators are neutral third parties. They do not find fault or place blame. Their role is to facilitate the parties’ discussion and dispute resolution, including clarification of issues and concerns, generation of options, and resolution that is acceptable to both parties.
  6. If persons other than the mediators and disputants are present for the mediation, their role in the process must be clarified prior to beginning the mediation, and must be acceptable to both disputants.
  7. The mediators do not provide legal services or advice.
  8. The parties agree that the mediators will not be called as witnesses should future administrative or judicial proceedings occur.
  9. Participation in the mediation process does not preclude use of other dispute resolution processes.
  10. The parties understand that the Ombudsperson for Faculty will make a follow-up call to each party for the purpose of checking the status of the agreement or the ongoing process.

I agree to the above statements about participating in the mediation:

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