Academic Civility

In Fall 2007, the Student Conflict Resolution Center conducted a survey of all UMN-TC graduate students regarding the prevalence, manifestations, and effects of academic civility. The survey also explored barriers to seeking assistance and satisfaction with interventions when the behavior was reported.


In an effort to garner diverse University perspectives and share both the responsibility and opportunity for responding to the problem, the Work Group Promoting Academic Civility was formed. The Work Group envisions a University culture that fosters academic excellence by promoting civil and respectful relationships through effective prevention of and response to hostile, offensive or intimidating behavior. Members include:

Dignity Project Workgroup Member List

  • Colin Campbell, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Medical School
  • Hon Ki Cheung, PhD Student, Music Theory
  • Susan Culican, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Alisa Eland, Associate Director for Counseling & Advising, International Student and Scholar Services
  • Douglas Ernie, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dave Golden, Director of Communications at Boynton Health Services
  • Tamar Gronvall, Director, Office for Conflict Resolution
  • Matthew Hanson, Assistant Director of Mental Health, Boynton Health Services
  • Michael Huyen, Assistant Director, Student Conflict Resolution Center
  • Tori Millet, Equal Opportunity Associate, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
  • Jan Morse, Director, Student Conflict Resolution Center
  • Kyriake Sarafoglou - Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics 
  • Karen Starry, Assistant to the Dean, Graduate School
  • Mary Tate, Director of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Medical School
  • Jingwen Yang, PhD Student, Carlson School of Management