Four faculty ombudspersons shall be appointed annually, one each from the College of Business Administration, the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Health, and the School of Education.  Faculty who are appointed as ombudspersons should have a long record of service to the university and/or a thorough understanding of university policies.

The role of the ombudsperson is to help faculty members seeking information about or assistance with informal resolution of personnel problems, including non-renewals, dismissals, complaints, grievances, and appeals. The ombudspersons shall serve as individual consultants and advisors, not as members of a committee or a group acting by consensus or voting, and are not limited to assisting faculty from one’s college or school only. The ombudsperson(s) may serve as mediator(s) between a faculty member and a department or administrator, if the parties agree to mediation to resolve disputed facts and/or explore alternatives for resolution. 

Faculty Senate Articles and Bylaws (Updated June 12, 2019.)

Faculty Senate Policies (Updated June 11, 2019.)

2019-2020 Ombudspersons

    Marketing, Ext. 6753

    Biology, Ext. 6967

    Communication Studies, Ext. 6724

    Mathematics and Statistics, Ext. 8385