The UW–Madison Ombuds Office reports that it had 187 visitor contacts in the 2016-17 academic year resulting in 171 cases. Faculty and academic staff comprised nearly two-thirds of visitors. Notably, hostile and intimidating behaviors were reflected in 25% of the cases, an increase from the 16% of cases reported last year.
According to the report, the Ombuds Office is working with the campus to encourage development of procedural and educational opportunities, and continuing its outreach to stakeholders. The UW–Madison Ombuds team includes Rosa Garner, Dale Burke, John Dowling, Charles Snowdon, and Jean Petersen. (UW-M Ombuds 2017 Report.)
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