July 27, 2007
July 26, 2007
The California Caucus of College and University Ombuds has announced the details of its 34th Annual Conference at the Asilomar Conference Center on the Monterey Penninsula, November 11-14. The theme of the conference is "Ombudsing in an Age of Anxiety: Connecting Face to Face." In addition to the popular social events, the program will include sessions on:
- Bullying in the Workplace
- What Would You Do?
- How I Made a Difference in an Anxious Case
- What Causes Anxiety?
- Communication in an Ombuds World
- Group Facilitation
- Intervening with Suicidal Ideation
- Electronic Media & the Role of the Ombuds
Don't let the name put you off. The conference is well attended by people who are from outside California, who do not work in higher education, and who are not ombuds.
July 17, 2007
After a six-month search, the California State University at San Bernardino has appointed Tera Bisbee as its new ombuds. Bisbee earned a bachelor's in psychology from Sonoma State University, a master's degree in education from UC Santa Barbara and another master's degree in counseling psychology from Argosy University. Previously, she was the director of human resources at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo. (CSUSB News; Press Enterprise.)
July 16, 2007
July 10, 2007
The Office of the Ombuds at the University of California, Santa Barbara is looking for an Associate Ombuds. The position is 80 to 100% FTE, with benefits, and pays $57,700-$64,324 per year at the 100% FTE rate. Applications are due by July 25. (UCSB HR, reference job ID #20070361, or 805-893-3166.)