January 14, 2015

University of Connecticut Ombuds Posts First Annual Report

UConn Ombuds Jim Wohl says that 214 visitors brought a total of 1301 issues to his office in 2013-14, the first full academic year of operations. Wohl explained that the usage rate for employees was 3.5%, while the graduate student usage rate was 0.4%. 

The largest IOA category of concern raised by visitors was in the area of Evaluative Relationships, issues arising amidst supervisor - supervisee relationships (45% of all issues). “There has been a lot of institutional support, and the statistics show that the University as a whole has been receptive to having an ombuds here and [employees and graduate students] are increasingly aware of ways in which it can be beneficial to their work lives,” Wohl said.  (UConn Ombuds Annual Report; UConn Today.)

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