It is expected that faculty Guides and FITs will occasionally become dissatisfied with the other's performance as a result of it being a close relationship with important mutual expectations. It is also expected that problems can and will usually be resolved by early and direct communication between the FIT and faculty Guide using skills we collectively hold as important. Problems will also be addressed through discussions between the FIT, the Guide and the FIT committee. The FIT committee and co-directors will monitor the progress of FIT-Guide pairs annually to insure that standards of excellence are met. Occasionally, one or both parties will wish for mediation from a third party.
Appendix VIII explains how FITs, Guides/faculty, or both can request mediation.