University Faculty Ombudsperson

University Faculty Senate Standing Rules
Section 10

University Faculty Ombudsperson:

  1. Eligibility: Current or emeritus faculty member
  2. Election: By the Senate Council for a term of four (4) years (renewable). While University Faculty Ombudsperson, the incumbent may not serve on the Standing Joint Committee on Tenure, the Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, or the University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee.
  3. Duties: The University Faculty Ombudsperson shall coordinate the training of all college and campus ombudspersons; shall provide for the appropriate dissemination of information among the various college and campus ombudspersons; and shall be the university-level contact for the various college and campus ombudspersons. The University Faculty Ombudsperson shall report periodically to the Senate Council and shall maintain liaison with the Office of the University Provost, the Office of Human Resources and the Senate Office. The University Faculty Ombudsperson shall have no appeal function.

University Faculty Ombudsperson (effective July 1, 2014)
Pamela P. Hufnagel, Assistant Professor of Education, Penn State DuBois
Email: pph1@psu.edu
Phone:  814-375-4839
Office Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 5:00pm

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