October 02, 2008

University of Calgary Considering Ombuds Program

The university and its Student Union are looking at a proposal to create an Ombuds position and eliminating the traditional "Student Rights Advisor." Administrators are considering the Ombuds program at McGill University and hope to have an office opened by the end of the current semester. A faculty representative said that the university had not followed appropriate channels in considering the proposed changes. (Gauntlet News.)

Prior post: University of Calgary Urged to Open Ombuds Office.

Faculty buy-in will be critical in creating an effective Ombuds program. Hopefully, faculty leaders (and all other stakeholders) will learn the value of an Ombuds.

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