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Ombuds Annual Report

Ombuds Annual Report for 2007-2017

Contacts with the ombuds remain strong in the ninth year of operation. The trend in parents contacting the ombuds for assistance has shown only a slight decrease. A comparison of activity appears below:

Issue 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Civil Rights (harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination) 9 8 3 2 7 2 6 4 12 22 9
Conflict with Another Student 1 3 2 6 2 0 2 4 5 7 1
Grade Appeal 24 13 7 7 8 9 3 5 3 2 7
Health and Safety (personal and environmental) 14 5 5 8 8 9 5 12 14 19 17
Involvement (how to get involved, information about activities) 2 2 2 2 1 0 2 2 0 4 7
Policy (location, interpretation, grievance process 21 15 20 14 12 7 15 10 8 20 10
Housing Issues (on or off campus housing, roommate problems, license agreements, cleanliness) 10 6 8 6 8 8 5 9 6 11 11
Seeking Basic Information 3 4 7 6 5 3 11 18 15 12 14
Financial Matters   7 4 3 3 4 1 2 4 8 6
Academic Integrity   4 9 1 3 1 0 1 2 2 2
Conflict with Faculty or Staff Member   11 11 4 4 4 4 7 13 11 14
Parking   3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 84 81 78 62 61 48 53 74 82 118 98
 
Prospective Student 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1
Undergraduate Student 53 59 58 31 29 24 22 32 42 49 38
Graduate or Professional Student 0 1 6 1 3 2 1 1 8 12 5
Alumnus/Alumna 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Parent 21 16 14 22 21 17 21 27 13 36 40
Faculty or Staff 2 4 5 4 6 7 9 6 13 18 18
Other 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 3