The Faculty Senate has invited Donna Louden, a principal instructor with the International Ombudsman Association, to provide introductory Ombuds training for faculty or staff members who are interested in participating this spring.
Participants are under no obligation to serve as formal ombudspersons on campus. The sessions will be from noon to 4 p.m. on April 14 and 21 via Zoom. Capacity is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Senate ombudspersons are available to provide assistance to faculty members in the identification or articulation of internal disputes that arise within the university. The ombudsperson’s role is to listen to concerns arising from disputes within the university, provide resources, and clarify procedural options and may facilitate a satisfactory settlement of the dispute without necessitating the filing of a grievance.