Typical Concerns

Any issue may be discussed with the Ombudsperson. Faculty issues may involve concerns with a colleague, advisor, advisee, supervisor, instructor, or co-worker.  Typical issues include:

Career Management promotion; performance management; end of appointment; layoff; reorganization; un-collegial environment; compensation; benefits
Work Relationships conflict with colleague, administrator, dean, chair, or advisor; inappropriate or disrespectful behavior; abuse of power; bullying
Research Concerns authorship; unethical behavior; research misconduct; conflict of interest; time commitment; compliance
Policies & Requirements academic and employment guidelines; disciplinary process and rulings; grievance and complaint procedures
Illness, Disability disability services; accommodation requests; disability plans; leave options; internal and outside resources
Inappropriate Behavior harassment, discrimination, inappropriate relationships
Other Concerns University services; financial aid; community safety