University Mediation Program (UMP) began in 1987 with 13 mediators. Mediations are provided to faculty and staff of the University of Minnesota, at no cost to the parties. The Single Blind system of mediation was introduced using faculty and staff as mediators for nearly 200 mediations since its inception.
Fiutak, Thomas R., "Mediating Faculty and Staff Disputes: The Evolution of the University Mediation Program of the University of Minnesota" (2000). College of Law CNCR-Hewlett Foundation Seed Grant White Papers. Paper 6.