ERIC Number: ED028738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-15
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[Ombudsman Proposal] Academic Freedom, Rights and Responsibilities of Students. Revision. Adopted 1968.
Colorado State Coll., Greeley.
An Ombudsman Proposal Committee met from Spring through Summer 1968 to consider establishing an ombudsman at Colorado State College. The ombudsman concept is aimed at bridging the gap between a governing administrative structure and the constituents of that structure. The basic features of the ombudsman are that: he is an officer of the legislature not the executive; he assumes an impartial position and is politically independent of the legislature; he has no authority to alter a decision already made by the courts, legislative or administrative body; he is free to investigate on his own initiative; he can perform his duties in an informal, direct, speedy and inexpensive manner. Lacking the opportunity to learn the administrative structure and as transient members of the campus, students need such a channel of communication. The recommendations of the Committee (which were later voted on and adopted) included a general overview of what the Ombudsman of Colorado State College should be; how the Office of Ombudsman should be established; and what were the basic structure, authority and responsibilities of the Office. The composition and duties of an Ombudsman Appointment Board were outlined. Members of the Committee were acting representatives of the Associated Students and Faculty Senate. A document on "Academic Freedom, Rights and Responsibilities of Students," which was submitted for ratification to the Faculty Senate, Student Council, President and Board of Trustees, is included. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Coll., Greeley.
Identifiers: Colorado State College