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Physical Address:
Carol Ryrie Brink Hall
Room G-4
Moscow, ID
83844-1106

Phone: 208-885-7668
Fax: 208-885-8947
ombuds@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 1106
Moscow, ID
83844-1106

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Ombuds Office

Barbara Beatty has joined the University of Idaho family as the University Ombuds for faculty, staff and students. 

Our mission is to promote and support a positive and productive working, learning and living environment for the entire Vandal community by improving communication, addressing problems, and preventing and resolving conflicts that emerge within the university.

Other services that are available for assistance include:

What makes the Ombuds Office different

The Ombuds Office provides a confidential, impartial, informal and independent place to discuss university-related concerns, access information, clarify policies and procedures, discuss response options and get problem-solving assistance. Those using ombud's services can remain anonymous, if they choose, and in control over what, if any, actions are taken.

  • Confidential
  • Impartial
  • Informal
  • Independent

The Ombuds Office operates according to the International Ombudsman Association (IOA) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

A positive choice

People working, learning and living together in any organization can expect from time to time that differences in perceptions and opinions, communication and interpersonal style, and needs and values will emerge. At times, these differences—while normal and predictable—may lead to unintended tension or conflict and negatively impact relationships. Ombuds use collaborative problem solving to:

  • Focus on the issues, not people or personalities
  • Address root issues
  • Identify creative solutions
  • Repair or sure-up important relationships
  • Return attention work or studies

When to contact an Ombuds

Use of the Ombuds Office is encouraged when problems arise and individuals are unsure of their options and/or need assistance when pursuing solutions.

Requesting assistance from and responding to the Ombuds Office are regarded as constructive actions that help foster a positive university culture and climate. The Faculty-Staff Handbook states that "the university prohibits any employee or student from discouraging or limiting another employee from accessing the office, or intimidating, threatening, coercing, retaliating, or discriminating against any individual because that individual raised an issue or participated in dispute resolution through the office..." [see FSH 3820 A-5]

Barbara L. Beatty, M.D.R., University Ombuds
Barbara L. Beatty, University Ombuds

Contact Us

Physical Address:
Carol Ryrie Brink Hall
Room G-4
Moscow, ID
83844-1106

Phone: 208-885-7668
Fax: 208-885-8947
ombuds@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 1106
Moscow, ID
83844-1106

Directions

Contact Us

Physical Address:
Carol Ryrie Brink Hall
Room G-4
Moscow, ID
83844-1106

Phone: 208-885-7668
Fax: 208-885-8947
ombuds@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 1106
Moscow, ID
83844-1106

Directions