Where can I find support in the event of conflict or difficult situations during teaching?
In the course of normal university life, conflicts can emerge in various contexts, such as performance requirements and grades, communication in a seminar, good academic practice, the role of intellectual property and copyright, and power relationships in academic supervision, but also in the contexts of abuse and bullying. Advisory resources do not exist for all types of conflict and categories of employees at Freie Universität Berlin.
Employees of Freie Universität Berlin can take advantage of the programs of the Continuing Education Center (Weiterbildungszentrum - link in German) for training courses in conflict resolution.
The Dahlem Resource School offers counseling and support in addressing conflict situations in the research process, among other issues. This is primarily designed for doctoral researchers at the Dahlem Research School but is also available to other doctoral candidates at Freie Universität Berlin.
Advice and further training for professors at W2 level and above in conflict resolution and other topics is offered by the Dahlem Leadership Academy.
Students with individual questions can turn to the Center for Academic Advising and Psychological Counseling as well as the advisory resources of Freie Universität Student Union (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss, AStA – website in German).
You can find both Freie Universität internal as well as external training possibilities and advisory services under Resources.