Ombuds serve as designated 'neutral' parties who provide faculty members access to confidential, informal, independent and impartial assistance in managing conflicts and solving work-related problems.
The ombud team provides an additional level of support to faculty members outside the formal grievance processes. In addition, the ombuds may sometimes alert university officials to systemic problems or general trends that merit further review or consideration for the good of the university community.
The ombuds are neither advocates for any individual or group nor do they represent university management. Rather, they are advocates for respectful dialogue, fair practices and mutual understanding within and across the institution.
Learn more about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Faculty Ombuds Services on the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor's website.Contact Faculty Ombuds