The webinar will discuss the legal basis and mandate of the Higher Education Ombuds, the relationship with the National Ombudsman, the process for the appointment and removal, and the independence and reporting structures of Ombuds in higher ed. The webinar will also feature guidance on establishing a university or college Ombuds office, lessons learned, and advice based on the speakers’ respective experiences. The panel is set to include:
- Zetu Makamandela-Mguqulwa, former Ombudsman at University of Cape Town
- Amanda Dean, Ombuds for Staff and Faculty at Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
- Natalie Sharpe, Director of the Office of the Student Ombuds, University of Alberta
- Jean Grier, Vice-President of ENOHE
The Facilitator will be Julie Boncompain, Ombudsman at Polytechnique Montreal. (ACCUO News.)
Update 5/16/23: Here's a link to the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLBD8VRxgU.