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Faculty Ombuds Representatives Encourage Open...

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 A Message from Ramon Velez-Cruz and Ann Heiny, Faculty Ombuds Representatives In this month’s article, we explore how faculty can benefit from actively communicating with their students and supervisors. For decades, a respectable piece of advice was to not talk openly about our feelings and troubles, especially in the workplace. Individuals may have […]

Faculty Ombuds Representatives Provide Tips on How to...

Thursday, October 28, 2021 A Message from Ramon Velez-Cruz and Ann Heiny, Faculty Ombuds Representatives Conflict can be unsettling or even scary for many people. It’s not unusual to avoid conflict and just hope it goes away, but rarely is that a strategy for a successful resolution. Often, workplace conflict can be resolved with some “front end” effort on […]

Faculty Ombuds Update — August 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021 A Message from Ben Taylor, Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity and ODHR Partners As you may recall, in the Welcome Your New Faculty Ombuds article from April 2021, we introduced our new faculty ombuds representatives, Ramon Velez-Cruz and Ann Heiny. Over the course of the summer, Ramon and Ann have been deeply engaged with our Equal Opportunity […]

Welcome Your New Faculty Ombuds

Thursday, April 29, 2021 A Message from Ben Taylor, Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity and ODHR Partners In January 2021, I shared a message seeking candidates for the faculty ombuds representative position. I’m writing today with an update as to the role. As we solicited interest in the role, we also continued to review the information made […]

Osceola Campus Seeks Additional Student Ombuds

Friday, February 5, 2021 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses The Osceola Campus is in search of one to three faculty members to serve as student ombudspersons alongside the current ombuds, Professor of Computer Programming and Analysis Denise Ross and Professor of Speech Oscar Cuan. Campus ombuds provide a safe, impartial […]

Be the Next Faculty Ombuds Representative

Thursday, January 28, 2021  A Message from Ben Taylor, Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity In collaboration with the Faculty Association, the Equal Opportunity team is soliciting interest for a faculty ombuds representative to support all faculty in navigating College policies and procedures and connecting faculty with available dispute resolution resources. The faculty ombuds representative serves in a […]

Faculty Ombuds Update — January 2020

In fall 2018, Organizational Development and Human Resources introduced a new faculty dispute resolution resource — a faculty ombuds representative — and welcomed your representative, Anna Saintil, professor, student life skills. Anna is trained to provide support, guidance and feedback to faculty who are having difficulty resolving conflicts. For more information on the faculty ombuds […]

Faculty Ombuds Update — August 2019

In fall 2018, Organizational Development and Human Resources introduced a new faculty dispute resolution resource — a faculty ombuds representative — and welcomed your representative, Anna Saintil, professor, student life skills. Anna is trained to provide support, guidance and feedback to faculty who are having difficulty resolving conflicts. For more information on the faculty ombuds […]

Faculty Ombuds Update — January 2019

In the fall 2018 semester, Organizational Development and Human Resources introduced a new faculty dispute resolution resource — a faculty ombuds representative — and welcomed your 2018-2019 representative, Anna Saintil, professor, student life skills. Anna is trained to provide support, guidance and feedback to employees who are having difficulty resolving conflicts. For more information on […]

Introducing Your Faculty Ombuds Representative Anna Saintil

A Message from Lauren Kelly, Director, Equal Opportunity and Employee Relations We know that disputes happen in the workplace and, whether big or small, that they can affect your work. Here at Valencia, we have a policy in place for employee dispute resolution, as well as numerous resources — both informal and formal — that you can […]