March 24, 2023

Ithaca College Opens Internal Search for Reformed Ombuds Program

The provost for the private liberal arts college in central New York has issued a call for volunteers to join a Faculty Ombuds Team. Over the past few years, Ithaca considered a couple of different models for its Ombuds program. For example, at one point there was a proposal for the Ombuds be a tenured faulty member, serving on a part-time basis, appointed to a three-year term, and reporting to HR with oversight over some faculty programs. The College also seemed to consider paying for Ombuds services. The current plan envisions a team of faculty given release time to serve as Ombuds. Moreover, and most significantly, they will generally practice to IOA standards. (Ithaca Intercom.)

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