Ethics & Standards of Practice
The Faculty Ombudsperson will operate according to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics laid out by the International Ombuds Association.
The Ethical Principles (See Ombuds Charter for more detail)
- INDEPENDENCE: The Ombudsperson is independent in structure, function, and appearance to the highest degree possible within the organization.
- NEUTRALITY AND IMPARTIALITY: The Ombudsperson, as a designated neutral, remains unaligned and impartial. The Ombudsperson does not engage in any situation which could create a conflict of interest.
- CONFIDENTIALITY: The Ombudsperson holds all communications with those seeking assistance in strict confidence, and does not disclose confidential communications unless given permission to do so. The only exceptions to this privilege of confidentiality is where there appears to be imminent risk of serious harm, or issues of sexual harassment or sexual discrimination are raised as related to Title VII or Title IX.
- INFORMALITY: The Ombudsperson, as an informal resource, does not participate in any formal adjudicative, administrative or union-related procedure related to concerns brought to his/her attention