May 06, 2008

Ombuds Rising: Three More Universities Considering Ombuds Offices

Three American Universities are reviewing proposals to create Ombuds programs for the first time on their campuses:

At Johns Hopkins University, a commission appointed by the president to to address gender, ethnic and racial diversity issues has endorsed an Ombuds office for students, faculty and staff. (JHU Announcements.)

The Academic Council at the University of Texas, Dallas has constituted an Ombuds Policy Committee to review staff dissatisfaction with the response of the HR office to complaints of disrespectful or abusive behavior. (UTD AC Agenda Packet and Minutes.)

And, the General Faculty Committee at Northwestern University is considering the development of Ombuds program. (Northwestern GFC Agenda.)

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