Graduate Program Director Tim Hicks Shines at Annual Conflict Resolution Conference
Tim Hicks, director of the University of Oregon Conflict & Dispute Resolution Graduate Program, which is housed in Oregon Law’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, participated in a panel presentation this September as part of the annual Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR) conference. Hicks presented as a lead author of the ACR Higher Education Task Force report on standards and guidelines for graduate programs in conflict resolution and the results of this two-year effort. He also convened and facilitated a half-day session at the Tulane University Law School, during which representatives from conflict resolution programs around the country discussed their program configurations, respective strengths and the challenges and opportunities for development in graduate-level conflict resolution education.
In addition, Hicks co-facilitated a half-day pre-conference workshop on restorative justice approaches to sexual assault and sexual harassment on university campuses. Co-facilitators included Nancy Geist Giacomini, nationally recognized advocate for restorative campus conflict and conduct management in higher education, Jay Wilgus, director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution at the University of Michigan, and Karen M. Williamsen, founding director of the Gender and Sexuality Center at Carleton College.