Carrie Knell, who became the Ombudsperson for Kenyon last fall, has published a report for the 2011-12 academic year. She says that she "had twenty-one unique contacts in 2011 - 2012, which is slightly less but comparable to 2010 and almost half from 2009. It is unclear why 2009 had more visitors than subsequent years but it seems that the past two years have had decreased issues reported."
Knell reported that the cases fell into three broad categories: peer and colleague relationship, evaluative relationship, and career progression and development. Peer and colleague relationship issues predominated. In response to her observations, she plans to offer workshops on open communication and kind and professional conduct in the next year. (Kenyon Ombuds.)
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