Ombuds Committee

The ombuds process will facilitate 1) the identification and articulation of problems and issues within the membership and organization of ChLA, 2) mediation and problem solving, and 3) communication between various constituencies within ChLA (members, committees, the board). Committee members must be discreet, trustworthy, and capable of maintaining confidentiality. To ensure accessibility and inclusivity, the committee membership should represent various constituencies and diverse identities (tenure stream faculty, non-tenure stream faculty, independent scholars, graduate students). 

Composition of the Committee:

The Ombuds Committee consists of three (3) rotating elected members serving three-year terms.  The three (3) elected members of ChLA represent three (3) main categories of membership. Experienced (7+ years), Newer (1-6 years), Graduate Student/Contingent Faculty/Independent Scholar. Terms begin immediately following the ChLA annual business meeting.

Committee Members:

Dee Clere, University of Mount Olive, 2022-2023
Jamie Fine, Stanford University, 2020-2024
James (Josh) Coleman, San José State University, 2020-2024

ChLA Board Liaison:

Brigitte Fielder, University of Wisconsin-Madison