This is the home page for HRM 470, Alternative Dispute Resolution,
at Le Moyne College.
|Here you will find a link to the syllabus
and reading list for HRM 470. This includes a description of the course
requirements, the schedule of topics and activities, the reading assignments,
supplementary reading materials, and the expectations that the instructor
has for the students and that the students should have for the instructor.
If you are registered for the course, you will be provided with a "hard"
copy of this but you can print one out from here if you need another copy.
|This will link you to Cliff Donn's office
hours and teaching schedule for the current semester. You are welcome
to drop by or to try to contact me at times other than my office hours.
Those are just times when I try not to schedule activities that take me
out of my office. However, I am around and available at lots of other times.
|Here you will find announcements
of changes in the class schedule and reading assignments. You may also find
postings of job announcements, relevant meetings of clubs and professional
groups, lectures, etc. During the Spring 2005 semester, you should expect
to see lots of items here because the course is being taught for the first
time. Please check regularly.
|This is a list of all the items I have asked the library to place on reserve
for the current semester. It should include everything on the reading list.
If you cannot find something on the reading list on reserve, please check
to see if it is here. Please report any problems to Cliff.
|All students in HRM 470 are required to maintain a journal
listing cases of conflict and dispute resolution that they find during the
semester. The guidelines for journals are described here.
|Students in HRM 470 are each required to make a class presentation. This link describes the requirements for that assignment.
|All assignments and the value they will have in terms of students grades
for the Spring 2005 semester can be found in this evaluation
|You are welcome to attend arbitration, mediation and/or fact finding cases
with Cliff. However this does not serve as an excuse to miss any of your
other classes so please check with your other instructors to make sure that
this is not a problem. You can earn extra credit in this class by attending
such a case with Cliff (or one with Professor Mark Karper) and writing a
one-page description and analysis of what you observe. In order to attend
a class, you must sign up on Cliff's office door. You must also call him
the night before to make certain the case has not been cancelled (many are).
|Here you will find links to a variety of sites and organizations involved
in the processes of dispute resolution. These may be useful in preparing
class presentations, understanding journal entries, etc.
|The American Arbitration Association
is a private, non-profit organization that promotes arbitration and alternative
dispute resolution for labor disputes as well as many other types. It maintains
panels of arbitrators for a variety of different kinds of disputes.
|The Association for Conflict Resolution
was formed recently (2000) from three separate existing groups including
the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. Its members are interested
in all aspects of the resolution of conflict. There is a section specifically
devoted to online dispute resolution.
|The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
is an agency of the U.S. federal government. Its commissioners mediate disputes
all over the country and it maintains a panel of labor arbitrators and makes
lists of those available to labor unions and management.
|The Labor and Employment Relations
Association (until recently, the Industrial Relations Research Association)
is a group that includes unionists, managers, neutrals, academics and others
with an interest in employment issues. It holds annual and spring meetings
and produces several interesting and useful publications. There is a Central
New York chapter that holds meeting five times a year (see the announcements
section of this home page).
|The National Mediation Board is an agency
of the U.S. federal government created to administer the Railway Labor Act.
It provides mediation and arbitration services and has an office of Alternative
Dispute Resolution. (www.nmb.gov)