November 08, 2012

Strong Demand May Prompt Brown University to Expand Ombuds Service

When Brown restored its Ombuds Office in February 2012, its Ombudsperson Ruth Rosenberg was hired on a part-time basis.  The demand for her services were surprising.  “The Ombuds Office has had more visits in the last six months, including over the summer, than the last ombudsperson had in one year,” Rosenberg said.  The University is not considering whether Rosenberg should be transitioned to a full-time appointment.

Rosenberg told the Brown Daily Herald that an expanded Ombuds program might serve students.  “The committee seems in favor of expanding it,” said the chair of the Faculty Executive Committee. “But right now there are too many factors to know for sure.”  (Brown Daily Herald.)

Related posts: Brown University Ombuds Issues Second Annual Report; Brown University Ombuds Office is Latest Closure; Job Posting Reveals Brown University Will Reopen Ombuds Office; Brown University Announces New Faculty Ombuds.

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