An update by the UNC University Ombuds to the Faculty Council last week highlighted several trending issues over the past two years. Wayne Blair, the university's Ombuds, said that his office is seeing “a dramatic increase in what I’m going to [call] poorly managed conflicts and confrontations.” Other issues raised by Blair included job insecurity, race and diversity, immigration and international travel, and academic freedom.
Although the UNC Ombuds does not publish a formal report, it does give an informational update to the faculty. The local newspaper carried a summary. (UNC Faculty Council Meeting Materials; Durham Herald-Sun.)
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