The Faculty Executive Committee at Grinnell has formed an ad hoc task force to consider whether the College should create an Ombuds program. The Ombuds Committee was recommended by a committee charged with reviewing governance issues, which was prompted in part by a personnel matter in Student Affairs. The Ombuds Committee was formed on September 21 and the results of its work are not yet public. (Grinnell Science Division Minutes, 3/3/09; FEC Agenda, 8/21/09; FEC Minutes, 9/9/09; Science Division Minutes, 9/14/09; FEC Minutes, 9/23/09.)
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Update 11/13/09: Faculty will meet November 23 to hear from the Ombuds Committee. (Grinnell Faculty News Digest.)