March 28, 2011

New Ombuds Office at Ivy Tech Community College

Indiana's community college system, the nation's second-largest community college, has created an Ombudsman for student issues. Anila Din was appointed in early 2010, but the website for her office only went online last week. Din, the former Director of Academic Affairs Support for Ivy Tech, reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and serves a student population of more than 165,000.

The website is somewhat misleading because it refers to the 'ombudsman/student advocate.' Elsewhere, however, the site explains that the Ombuds is a neutral party who does not, "have any decision-making authority and cannot tell any staff member, administrator, or faculty member what to do." (Ivy Tech Ombuds; Lawrence Library Log.)

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