May 20, 2011

A New, Anonymous Ombuds Blog Launches

An unnamed Ombudsman at a large research-1 university has started a blog: "Higher Ed Ombuds" to ponder and discuss his/her observations of conflict in an academic system. (Followers of the OmbudsBlog Twitter feed may be able to sleuth out the blogger's identity, but the blog itself is reveals no identifying details.) The first post explains that the blog is not an exposé, a place to vent; a pronouncement of expertise; or a reflection/representation of the blogger's organization.

Moreover, the blogger states that she/he will follow the traditional Ombuds’ tenets of neutrality, confidentiality, informality, and independence. Stay tuned. (Higher Ed Ombuds.)

Related posts: ICANN Ombuds Launches Blog (Frank Fowlie); New Organizational Ombuds Blog (Clayton Gilman); Welcome Another Ombuds Blogger (Pamela Martin); Two Organizational Ombuds Launch Blogs (Bathabile Mthombeni, Wendy Friede.

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