According to HR76 (Faculty Rights and Responsibilities), the role of the ombudsperson is "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."

Since my last CAS faculty committee report (October 2013), I have received/acted upon complaints from two faculty members.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert G. Elkin, Professor

College Ombudsperson

Tel: 863-2102