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Mar 2, 2021

Plan the Unplanned and 30 at 30

By now many people have been in lots and lots and lots of virtual meetings. It’s both great that technology has allowed many to continue their work without much interruption. It’s provided a new perspective on how we do our work and, in particular, where we do it from. It’s impacted how we schedule because…

Apr 29, 2019

Summer Coffee Hour with the Ombuds!

Come meet the faculty and staff ombuds – Roy Baroff. He is holding a “Summer Coffee Hour” on the last Wednesday of the month in May, June and July. This is an informal opportunity to learn about ombuds services, say hello or help the ombuds learn more about working at NC State. Look for the sign…

Feb 19, 2018

IOA Board of Directors Election Results

  The International Ombudsman Association (IOA) recently provided Board of Director election results. There were 6 seats open with a slate of 9 candidates. The candidates elected will step onto the Board at the IOA Annual Conference in late April. The newly elected Board members include Roy Baroff, NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds. The full…

Jan 31, 2018

Impact of Ombuds Office Highlighted

  The NC State Faculty Ombuds Office was profiled in a recent article jointly published by The Journal of the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds and the Journal of the International Ombudsman Association -“Ombuds and Conflict Resolution Specialists: Navigating Workplace Challenges in Higher Education.” ┬áThe article explores various ombuds practices and impacts on an…

Dec 2, 2016

Confidentiality at the NC State Faculty Ombuds Office

  One of the hallmarks of an ombuds office is confidentiality. In ombuds terms, this means that all communication with the faculty ombuds office is off the record with two limited exceptions – if there is imminent risk of serious harm (to oneself or others) or if required by law ( if information of child…