People often ask what kinds of issues, concerns, or conflicts come to the NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds Office and I’ve added a page to the website providing some faculty focused case examples. (I’m planning a similar page for Staff issues.) I define a “case” based on a faculty or staff member contacting the office for assistance. Sometimes there is a specific issue or often multiple issues or sometimes its just to share a more general concern. Check it out – Case Examples
Additionally, as I think back on each case, I believe one result of talking with the Faculty & Staff Ombuds is that the visitor to the office has a better understanding of what brought them to the office in the first place. And, based on this better understanding, there are typically more options to be developed and considered. These are the two primary ombuds process goals I seek for visitors – a better understanding of the “problem” and potential options for engagement and resolution.
What can the Faculty & Staff Ombuds Office do for you? Contact the office for assistance.