Graduate Portfolio Certificate in Dispute Resolution
Interdisciplinary Program for UT Graduate Students
If you are already enrolled in a graduate program at The University of Texas, you can also complete a cross-disciplinary certificate while you work on a master's, doctorate, or law degree. These cross-disciplinary certificates are overseen by a Steering Committee of faculty from multiple colleges and administered as Portfolio Programs. You can start a portfolio at any time during your graduate program and make progress at your own pace, although you must complete the Portfolio before you complete your degree.
Four graduate courses related to dispute resolution from more than two departments for a total of twelve credit hours
Propose a list of courses to the Faculty Steering Committee for approval. You should propose courses that represent at least two departments besides your home department. A list of pre-approved courses is available, and you may also propose courses you identify. (Courses must be open to outside students to be listed as pre-approved). Approved courses must contain 25 percent dispute resolution content. You are welcome to propose an unlisted course using this form. Download it and email it to email@example.com.
One graduate course must cover general conflict or dispute resolution theory.
|Negotiation & Dispute Resolution||David Eaton||PA 381E|
|Conflict Management||Alan Kuperman||PA 388K|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution||Alan Rau||Law 281R|
|Conflict & Communication||Madeline Maxwell||CMS 390|
|Art & Science of Negotiation||MAN 383|
|Restorative Justice||Marilyn Armour||S W 393|
This requirement can be filled by a 3-credit course in mediation, negotiation, or other dispute resolution skill, or by a minimum of 40 hours of non-credit training courses such as offered by the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution Center, the Institute for Restorative Justice, or the UT Project on Conflict Resolution,
Pre approved courses:
|Mediation||Susan Schultz||LAW 381S|
|Practicum in Conflict Mediation||Madeline Maxwell||CMS 380E|
|Action Inquiry and Design||Patricia Wilson||CRP 385C|
|Qualitative & Participatory Methods||Patricia Wilson||CRP 381M|
|Art & Science of Negotiation||MAN 383|
|Human Resources Project Management||John Borcherding||C E 395S|
|Restorative Justice||Marilyn Armour||S W 393U|
Pre-Approved Related Courses
|Collaborative Leadership for Community Development||Claire Zutz||PA 150S|
|Managing Crises||PA 383C|
|Arbitration||Alan Rau||LAW 397S|
|Family Communication||Anita Vangelisti||CMS 386R|
|Groups, Teams & Communities||Dawna Ballard||CMS 386L|
|Dark Side Interpersonal Communication||Rene Dailey||CMS 386P|
|Lying & Deception||Matt McGlone||CMS 386P|
|Consultation in Organizations||Josh Barbour||CMS 390U|
|Perspective Taking||Matt McGlone||CMS 386P 9|
|Crisis Intervention||Suze Miller||SW 393R29|
|Preservation & Cultural Resolution||Rachael Rawlins||CRP 381-3|
|Environmental Policy & Law||Rachael Rawlins||CRP 381-9|
|Social Movements||Michael Young||SOC 396P 2|
A presentation of original scholarship to a public conference
You will conduct original research or its counterpart in your field; topics should include analysis and recommendation for the design, use, or regulation of dispute resolution processes. A scholarly meeting, The Conflict Conference, is held each April. Students should plan to submit their research for presentation at this or a similar gathering. Students should plan on completing an original research paper of a quality commensurate with scholarly work in their home discipline. The research may be completed in any course and should be signed off by the project's academic supervisor. Portfolio students will attend the conference and participate in peer review. The completed paper must be submitted to the Portfolio office and will be kept on file.
A practical experience in the field
Students will engage in a practical experience related to the certificate, applying what they are learning. This requirement can be accomplished through an internship for academic credit, a work experience, or some other substantial project. The internship should be certified by the course faculty superviser. If students do not take an internship course, they can petition for approval of their alternative experience to two appropriate members of the steering committee.
Applications are reviewed by the Faculty Steering Committee, which reserves the right to admit or reject applicants and work programs based on evaluation of the materials submitted and program capacity. The Graduate Portfolio in Dispute Resolution is administered by the UT Project on Conflict Resolution. If you have questions about program requirements, contact Dr. Madeline Maxwell, Faculty Advisor for the Graduate Portfolio in Dispute Resolution, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the program office, email@example.com.
- Students may apply in any semester of their program of study.
- Applications can be submitted at any time. Courses taken while in a graduate program but before application may be admissible with review.
- In addition to contact information, you will need to present your degree program and include as much as you can about a work plan for satisfying the substantive requirements of the Dispute Resolution Portfolio: (a) 4 graduate courses, (b) research paper related to dispute resolution, (c) research presentation, and (d) practical experience.
- The form has space for you to submit a short essay describing the relationship of the Portfolio to your degree program, career goals and interests, and the orientation or theme of your proposed plan of study (limit 300 words).
- Copy this link and ask your home department Graduate Advisor to approve your participation in the Graduate Portfolio in Dispute Resolution
- Be sure to give your Graduate Advisor this password for the site: portfolio
Faculty Steering Committee
Cockrell School of Engineering
|College of Education||Thomas M. Hunt|
|LBJ School of Public Affairs||David J. Eaton, Sherri R. Greenberg|
|McCombs School of Business||Ethan Burris, Linda Golden|
|Moody College of Communication||Joshua Barbour, Madeline M. Maxwell|
|School of Architecture||Robert G. Paterson, Rachael Rawlins, Patricia A. Wilson|
|School of Law||Alan S. Rau, Susan Schultz|
|School of Social Work||Marilyn Armour|