Miranda Kato, the Ombuds for the community college outside Seattle, reports handling 668 cases in the 2016-16 academic year, a 13% increase from the prior year. Although students make up the majority of her cases, the growth this year was due to higher numbers of staff and faculty using the office.
Using IOA reporting categories, Kato's report summarizes a wide range of concerns and provides comparisons for several prior years. She will be rolling out the report to campus stakeholders this term. (Bellevue Ombuds 2016 Report.)