November 22, 2010

Video Interview With Cornell Ombuds

Cornell has posted a lengthy interview with Linda Falkson, who has served as Assistant Ombudsman for 2½ years. The 19 minute video covers a wide range of topics including Falkson's career path and personal interests, the ethical tenets of her practice, the history of Cornell's Ombuds Office, and the types of cases she handled.

Falkson explains the aspects of informality and neutrality, but stresses confidentiality as the major tenet of her work. She says, "We ought not exist unless we honor confidentiality." Prior to joining the Cornell Ombuds Office, Falkson was a local prosecutor and then worked for a decade in the office of student judicial affairs. (CornellCast.)

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