The Office of the Ombuds is a confidential, impartial, informal, and independent resource for information or conflict management that serves all faculty members of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus community. The Office assists those who seek guidance with the resolution of academic or administrative issues and disputes that are not being adequately addressed through other University processes. It is a safe place to express concerns.
The Office advocates for fairness and works to ensure that all faculty members of the University receive equitable treatment. The Office serves by helping to resolve complaints, by providing information and referrals, and by making recommendations for constructive change when University policies or procedures generate conflicts or concerns. The Office adheres to professional standards of practice to create an environment where University faculty members can obtain information, review options, and resolve problems.
In addition to the University Faculty Ombuds, each School or College has Unit Ombuds who are also available as a source of information concerning University policies or for conflict management.