The Student Ombuds for the University of Texas at Austin has posted its intake form on its website. This is remarkable because few Organizational Ombuds publish their data collection forms. UT's form states that it is for demographic information only and should not include a name or other identifying information. In addition, the form creates a contact by stating that visitors agree to the office's policies which follow IOA standards. Lauren Bloom is the Ombudsman at UT Austin and her decision to be transparent and public about this routine Ombuds process sets an example for the field. (UT Austin Student Ombuds Intake and Info Form.)
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