Role of Ombuds
A member or members of the tenured faculty will be elected by the academic unit faculty to serve a two-year term as Ombuds. The academic unit Ombuds exists to assist in the resolution of disputes. On request the Ombuds will provide information about grievance procedures. The Dean may, in addition, direct the department or the College Executive Committee to reconsider a dispute if the Dean thinks a mistake in evaluation judgment may have occurred. No action by the Ombuds or the Dean, however, will deny a grievant continuing access to the prescribed appeal procedures.
Link to University Faculty Ombuds and resources: