Saltman Lecture-Designing Informal Mechanisms for Claims of Campus Sexual Misconduct

Designing Informal Mechanisms for Claims of Campus Sexual Misconduct

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Via Zoom

This presentation is based on a paper Brian Pappas co-authored with Art Hinshaw and Jennifer Reynolds.  

Recent changes to Title IX regulations permit campuses to use informal dispute mechanisms to handle claims of sexual misconduct. What can we learn from Dispute System Design to develop responsible and effective informal mechanisms? 

This presentation outlines ten guidelines for developing informal systems that will strengthen existing formal processes, promote more empathetic dialogue, and develop a safer university community. 

Brian Pappas, Ph.D., LL.M., J.D., is Associate Provost and Associate Vice President at Eastern Michigan University. Previously he was on faculty and served as the Associate Director of the ADR Program at Michigan State University’s College of Law. He also held a faculty position in public policy and administration and served as director of the Conflict Management department at Boise State University’s School of Public Service. Brian’s research examines formal and informal dispute systems through law, communications, dispute resolution, and public administration lenses. 

Brian’s publications appear in journals such as the International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, Law & Society Review, the Journal of Legal Education, and in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Brian has trained thousands of mediators in court, community, business, and government contexts. In addition to serving on the Mindfulness in Law Advisory Board, Brian is the Chair Elect of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution. 


November 16, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Virtual via Zoom