Adaptable Resolution offers voluntary, remedies-based, structured processes—like mediation or restorative justice conferencing—that allows the Impacted Party or Parties to agree to a resolution without disciplinary action against the Responding Party (the person or persons accused of the harmful conduct). It is designed to allow a Responding Party to acknowledge the impact of their behavior and accept responsibility for repairing harm, to the extent possible, experienced by the Impacted Party and/or the MIT community.
To proceed with this resolution pathway, all involved parties must voluntarily consent to participating in Adaptable Resolution. The ultimate determination of whether Adaptable Resolution is available is to be made by the IDHR director, or designee.
The process is built to eliminate the prohibited conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects in a manner that meets the needs of the Impacted Party while maintaining the safety of the campus community. It additionally aims to produce more healthy, productive, and inclusive styles of communications that benefit all parties, the MIT community, and beyond.
Adaptable resolution is an alternative resolution pathway to investigation and adjudication and the processes cannot be used simultaneously.