Faculty Ombunds Officer

The Faculty Ombuds Officer serves as an independent, confidential, and impartial resource for faculty.  The primary responsibility of the ombuds officer is to raise and clarify issues and concerns, identify opinions, and request assistance to informally resolve workplace conflicts. In cases where informal resolution efforts fail or are not advisable, the ombuds officer will counsel faculty of their options for formal action and will direct them to the appropriate university rules, resources, and offices.

CONFIDENTIALITY:  All communications with the Faculty Ombuds Officer are held in strict confidence and are not disclosed without permission. This includes the identity of those seeking assistance.

INFORMALITY: The Faculty Ombuds Officer, as an informal resource, does not participate in any formal adjudicative or administrative procedure related to concerns brought to his/her attention.

CONTACT: John J. Buchanan, Department of Health and Kinesiology
Email:  jjbuchanan@tamu.edu
Phone:  979-862-3229