Restorative Solutions Committee

Kent School of Social Work

Mission

The mission of the Restorative Solutions Committee is to address diversity and social justice concerns within the Kent School of Social Work using a restorative justice approach.


Vision

The vision of this Committee is to create a more equitable Kent School of Social Work.


Committee Members

Faculty representatives

Staff Representatives

Community Advisors


Filing a Report

If you are a student, staff member or faculty person who has experienced an incident related to any kind of oppression and would like to file a report, please contact the Restorative Solutions Committee through this link:

http://freesuggestionbox.com/pub/rqlhqoo.  The link you are directed to for filing a report is ANONYMOUS.

We ask that your report provide information that will help the Committee better understand the event.  A brief overview of the event (e.g., what happened, who was involved, when and where it took place, etc…).  The link you are directed to for filing a report is ANONYMOUS.  Some people may only feel comfortable filing a report if they remain anonymous.  The Committee would like to encourage and support people to identify themselves and provide contact information (e.g., phone number; email address) when they file a report.  We believe the Mission and Vision of the Committee (engaging in healing through a restorative justice approach) may be better facilitated if the person(s) filing the report provide this information.

Detailed information about the Committee, including definitions, goals, roles and confidentiality can be found HERE.


Students, staff, and faculty seeking to obtain healing and restoration subsequent to an incident related to equity and inclusion are invited to share their concerns with the Restorative Solutions Committee through the portal on this website.  However, there are other means at the university through which a concern can be addressed including the following:

Students

Kent Student Grievance Committee:  Students can submit academic concerns to the Kent School Student Grievance Committee. 

Student Grievance Officer — Dean of Students

Students who have complaints, grievances, or concerns regarding courses taken at the University of Louisville or other university policies or services should contact the Student Grievance Officer to have the issues resolved in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner.

https://louisville.edu/dos/help/studentgrievance

University Student Advocate:  The Student Advocate helps students navigate educational, personal, and other campus obstacles that impact successful completion of their academic goals.  http://louisville.edu/dos/help/studentadvocate/

General Information. The Student Advocate helps students navigate educational, personal, and other campus obstacles that impact successful completion of their academic goals. 

University Disability Resource Center:  The Disability Resource Center fosters an inclusive campus climate and provides support for students with documented disabilities by promoting equal access to all programs and services.  https://louisville.edu/disability

University Cultural Center:  The mission of the Cultural Center is to provide advocacy for students, celebrate the diverse cultures of the campus community, engage students in social justice issues, and support the scholarship and retention of U of L students. https://louisville.edu/culturalcenter/

University LGBT Center:  The LGBT Center at the University of Louisville is a resource for all students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests and aims to create a safe, inclusive community for everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.  https://louisville.edu/lgbt

University Office of Diversity & Equity:  The Office of Diversity & Equity is committed to fostering a community that strives toward inclusion and equity by consulting individuals, departments/units, and university leaders regarding best practices concerning diversity and inclusion and providing resources to campus and community constituencies.

https://louisville.edu/diversity

Staff

University Ombuds Office:  The Ombuds Office provides informal, impartial, and confidential dispute resolution for staff and faculty. https://louisville.edu/ombuds/

Staff Grievance Officer:  An employee who believes a condition of employment is unjust, inequitable or a hindrance to effective operations or performance may initiate a grievance. https://louisville.edu/hr/employeerelations/grievances

 Faculty

Kent School Faculty Affairs:  The purpose of the Faculty Affairs Committee is to increase the likelihood that faculty perspectives are considered in administrative decision-making. Concerns can be submitted to:   https://louisvillekent.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8vlNaJOiHHupMEd 

University Ombuds Office:  The Ombuds Office provides informal, impartial, and confidential dispute resolution for staff and faculty. https://louisville.edu/ombuds/

University Faculty Grievance Officer:  The Faculty Grievance Officer resolves differences of opinion between a faculty member and another faculty member or administrator that has led to a perceived material disadvantage by the faculty member. https://louisville.edu/provost/what-we-do/grievance