|About the Office
The University Ombudsman serves as a confidential, neutral, informal and independent resource for faculty concerns and conflicts. The University Ombudsman is accessible to a defined population (the faculty). The University Ombudsman strives for impartiality, fairness and objectivity in the treatment of people and the consideration of issues. The University Ombudsman advocates for fair and equitably administered processes and does not advocate on behalf of any individual within the organization. These unique characteristics distinguish the ombudsman from mediators, arbitrators, and other alternative dispute resolution professionals.
The University Ombudsman adheres to the principles outlined in the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practice of the International Ombudsman Association.
Communications made to the University Ombudsman are not notice to the organization. However, the Ombudsman may refer individuals to the appropriate place where formal notice to the University can be made.
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The Division of Student Affairs has a student ombudsperson, Lisa Jerald (777.4172) who deals directly with student concerns.
Employee Relations staff in the Division of Human Resources may be contacted at 777.7550 to address staff concerns.
Graduate students with conflicts or concerns should contact Dale Moore in the Graduate School at 777.8237