Office of Student Conflict Resolution

Foundational Literature

Schrage, J. M., & Giacomini, N. G. (2009). Reframing campus conflict: student conduct practice through a social justice lens. Sterling, VA: Stylus Pub Llc.

Reframing Campus Conflict: Student Conduct Practice Through a Social Justice Lens, 2009, co-edited by Jennifer Meyer Schrage, Director of OSCR (2006-2009), "casts new light on existing principles and current practices; makes issues of power, privilege and oppression manifest; and offers a vision for expanding resolution practices to empower today’s students to resolve their own conflicts."  In Reframing Campus Conflict, OSCR staff members describe conflict resolution work at the University of Michigan as a model for others in the chapter, "An Implementation Model: Campus Conduct and Conflict Management at the University of Michigan."  

"This publication is endorsed by ASCA as a collaborative, collegial new lens through which to consider how social justice practices and student conduct administration can come together to inform best practices in conduct and conflict management on college and university campuses." - Tamara J. King, J.D., 2009 President, Association for Student Conduct Administration.

Conflict Resolution Literature

Rifkin, J. & Wing, L. (2001). “Racial Identity Development and the Mediation of Conflicts.” In Bailey Jackson and Charmaine Wijeyesinghe (Eds.), New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development: A Theoretical and Practical Anthology (pp. 182-208). New York, NY: New York University Press.

Wachtel, T. (2003). “Restorative Justice in Everyday Life: Beyond the Formal Ritual.” Reclaiming Children and Youth, 12(2), 83-87.  

Warters, W.C. (2000). Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Student Development Literature

Astin, A. (1993). What Matters in College: Four Critical Years Revisited. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Baxter Magolda, M.B. (2000). (Ed.) “Teaching to promote intellectual and personal maturity: Incorporating students’ worldviews and identities into the learning process.” New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No.82. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Chickering, A.W. and L. Reisser (1993). Education and Identity Second Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Evans, N. J., Forney, D. S., Guido, F. M., Patton, L. D., & Renn, K. A. (2010). Student development in college: Theory, research, and practice (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

King, P.M. & K.S. Kitchener, (1994). Developing reflective judgment: Understanding and promoting intellectual growth and critical thinking in adolescents and adults.San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Pascarella, E. and P. Terenzini (1991). How College Affects Students. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Taylor, S.H. (2008). “What’s Past is Prologue: The Evolving Paradigms of Student Life.” Planning for Higher Education. Society for College and University Planning. 

Professional Organizations

American College Personnel Association

Association for Student Conduct Administration 

Michigan College Personnel Association

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators