Unit Ombudsperson Legislation

Excerpt from May 8, 1973, Senate Agenda – As Approved by the Senate Joint Subcommittee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Appendix III – Procedures on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities; Item III. Conciliation

III. Conciliation
Colleges and campuses should have a person or group to serve in the role of “ombudsman.” The objective would be to enhance communication and clarify possible misunderstandings in situations which involve potential disputes, to advise faculty members and administrators as to appropriate courses of action, and to help settle matters before they become hardened into serious disputes. The individual or group should be selected by procedures approved by a majority of the faculty in the unit.