September 18, 2007

ICANN Ombuds Hosts Externs

Frank Fowlie, the ombuds for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is working with seven graduate students from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. The externs will learn about the ombuds and other ICANN dispute resolution mechanisms, and assist with ICANN's Los Angeles Meeting, October 29 through November 2. (ICANN Ombudsman Blog, ICANN Los Angeles 2007.)

September 6, 2007

Pasadena Schools Considering Ombuds

Edwin Diaz, superintendent of the troubled school district in Pasadena says he will institute a number of measures to win back public trust, including the possibility of hiring of an ombudsperson to handle dispute resolutions and improve communication. (Pasadena Weekly.)

September 5, 2007

UPDATE: Fall 2007 Caucus

This message from Tina Feiger updates the status of the next meeting.

Dear Southern California Ombuds Group,

Well, John Abruscata, and Teresa Prator from LAX Ombuds office, and I and Lucy Kluckhohn Jones from the Santa Monica College Ombuds Office, had a small arm wrestle (in the best of Ombuds' traditions) and, as you may have already gathered, the LAX folks won this round to have the fall meeting! Their meeting last year was terrific and besides they provided the best Halloween candy (hint hint, not to put any pressure on them). Lucy and I would very much like to coordinate and host the Spring meeting. We'll discuss further plans at the Fall meeting. We may even contact you about dates before that meeting.

Looking forward to seeing all of you again. Hope you have had a good summer.

Tina Feiger Ed.D.
Santa Monica College Ombuds Office