WELCOME to Faculty Relations. Under the umbrella of Academic Affairs, Faculty Relations is available to assist and guide all faculty members in a variety of issues related to conflict resolution.


We specialize in preventing and resolving conflict.

  • Conflict Prevention

    • Faculty Relations offers conflict-prevention services to help participants develop skills that prevent conflicts before they occur.
  • Conflict Resolution

    • Faculty Relations also provides informal conflict resolution services to faculty members in place of, or in addition to, formal processes and procedures while a conflict is ongoing.

We achieve this through mediation.

  • Consultations

    • Faculty Relations is eager to assist faculty members dealing with conflicts. If you are stuck in a dispute and could use some help, please feel free to reach out for assistance in identifying options. Our staff is trained in mediation and conflict resolution, and we are happy to assist in whatever way we can.
  • Mediation & Facilitated Discussions

    • A neutral third party can facilitate mediation and discussion between you and a fellow faculty member or supervisor. This can help you resolve any conflicts or disputes, although you and the other person are solely responsible for reaching an agreement. If you have any questions about your situation, please feel free to contact our office.

We have three guiding principles.

  • Confidential

    • Conversations with and services provided by Faculty Relations will be kept confidential unless disclosure is required by applicable law or UVU policy. Regardless, clients will always be notified prior to any required disclosure.
  • Informal

    • Services will be conducted informally. Our conflict resolution is meant to supplement but not replace the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution.
  • Impartial

    • A mediator or facilitator is a neutral person. They will remain impartial, meaning they will not take sides or deliver any disciplinary action to either party.

What we do:

  • Consultations

  • Educate about communication strategies

  • Brainstorm conflict management strategies

  • Conduct mediation

  • Facilitate discussions

  • Assist in reviewing policies and procedures

  • Conduct departmental trainings on conflict resolution

  • Direct faculty to appropriate resources

What we do not Do:

  • Provide legal advice

  • Take sides or be an advocate

  • Take official notice or be on the record

  • Deliver judgment or disciplinary action of any kind


  • Workplace Relationships

    • Colleague conflict

    • Scheduling conflict (course or workload)

    • Miscommunication surrounding performance/annual review

    • Cultural awareness

    • Departmental conflict

  • Management of Workplace

    • Department decision-making

    • Compensation complaints

    • Issues with work environment

    • Transition and change in management


  • Workplace violence

  • Title IX/Title VII

  • Discrimination (UVU Policy 165)

  • Sexual misconduct and harassment

  • Retaliation (UVU Policies 162, 165 & 168)

  • Tenure or promotion (UVU Policy 632 & 637)

  • Termination or other disciplinary action (UVU Policy 648)

  • Policy or other university violations

  • Student or employee accommodations under ADA or other applicable disability law

  • Conflicts with students

  • Family Medical Leave Act

  •  Workers' compensation


REQUESTS (Consultation, Mediation, Training)

Initiate a consultation or mediation by completing the form below, by contacting Faculty Relations at 801-863-5268, by email at [email protected], or by visiting us in the Browning Administration Building Room 216F.


Note: Initial contact can be made by email, but specific details will not be given or requested over email due to the nature of email being an unsecured form of communication.


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