March 24, 2008

UGA Ombuds News Roundup

Red and Black, the independent student newspaper at the University of Georgia has additional articles regarding the proposal to create Ombuds positions for faculty, staff and students.
The University will appoint and train three ombudspersons to ... help guide people through the sometimes confusing process of resolving conflicts or reporting violations at this large, complex research institution. [T]hese individuals, ... will be trained in University, University System, state, and federal policies and procedures, ... to provide informal and confidential assistance to persons with issues or concerns, advising members of the community about where to turn and what procedures to follow should they wish to advance a complaint.

  • Feature article on the role of Ombuds, quoting University of Virginia Ombuds, Brad Holland, and discussing programs at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Arizona.
We hope the University uses professional associations, such as the International Ombudsman Association, to choose who will fill the impartial third party roles.

Related Ombuds Blog posts on UGA Ombuds.

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