Inventory of the Ombudsman Records, 1983-ongoing
The role of the ombudsman is to work with the Faculty Hearing Committee to facilitate prompt and equitable resolution of allegations by faculty members and instructional staff that there has been a violation of university policy.
The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, minutes and other records of the office.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Duke University. Ombudsman.
- Ombudsman Records, 1983-ongoing
- Language of Material
- English, Swedish
- 0.5 Linear Feet, approx. 350 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, minutes, and other records concerning the establishment of the position of ombudsman and the Faculty Hearing Committee, policies and specific cases, and copies of ombudsman practices and policies at other institutions. There are files that contain personnel records and are restricted for 70 years. Other files may fall under the 25 year administrative records restrictions. Please consult with Research Services staff.
Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection.
Also, all or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. Consequently, there may be a 24-hour delay in obtaining these materials.
Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the University Archives to use this collection.
For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.
Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years.
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
The role of the ombudsman is to work with the Faculty Hearing Committee to facilitate the resolution of allegations by faculty members and instructional staff that there has been a violation of university policies concerning academic freedom, academic tenure, or equal treatment in employment. The ombudsman is appointed to a term of two years (renewable) by the Academic Council. The position reports directly to the President.
[Identification of item], Ombudsman Records, University Archives, Duke University.
The Ombudsman Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer between 2001-2004.
Processed by Sherrie Bowser, March 2007
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2011
Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.