Faculty Ombuds Office

Greetings NC State Faculty!

I’m Roy Baroff (Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner®), your NC State Faculty Ombuds. I have 30+ years experience in the dispute resolution field as a mediator and attorney. I’m delighted to bring this experience to the  Faculty Ombuds Office.  For detailed information – Meet the Ombuds.

The faculty ombuds has two primary roles.

First, the faculty ombuds is a confidential resource, a sounding board that also provides information, discusses University policies and procedures, and helps faculty resolve situations early.

Second, the faculty ombuds serves as a listening post for systemic concerns and brings these to the attention of the University.

The  faculty ombuds office is independent, impartial, informal and confidential. It operates pursuant to Standards and Ethics from the International Ombudsman Association – the IOA Code of Ethics and IOA Standards of Practice.

Learn more about our Principles & Practices or seek answers to common questions – Faculty FAQ – about the office.

Contact the NC State Faculty Ombuds for more information, to discuss an issue or situation confidentially, or to set up an appointment. Contacting the Faculty Ombuds Office or the Faculty Ombuds is not notice to NC State of any issue, complaint, grievance or claim.

Check out this short video explaining the Faculty Ombuds role: