Texas Tech University

Office of the TTU Faculty Ombudsperson

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Purpose

The Office of the TTU Faculty Ombudsperson opened January 1, 2015. The office provides a safe place where faculty may seek assistance in addressing conflicts, disputes, or complaints beyond turning to their supervisors. The ombudsperson acts as an independent, impartial, confidential, and informal resource for faculty who are dealing with any work-related difficulty including interpersonal conflict or academic or administrative concerns. Visiting with the Ombudsperson does not replace any steps required in formal internal or external procedures of Texas Tech University. The Ombudsperson is an advocate for a fair and equitable process, not an advocate on behalf of individuals or the institution.

Who is the Faculty Ombudsperson?

Dr. Jean Pearson Scott, Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, is currently serving as the Faculty Ombudsperson.

How do I contact the Faculty Ombudsperson?

Phone: (806) 834-6589

Email:jean.scott@ttu.edu

Office: #506 Human Sciences Building, 5th floor of the tower side of the building

Office Address: Dept. of HDFS, TTU, Box 41230, Lubbock, TX 79409-1230

Your initial contact will result in a quick response for a meeting or phone conversation at a mutually convenient time. Every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality; however, confidentiality cannot be ensured with email communication. Thus, you are advised not to send sensitive information via email.

Resources

The Employee Assistance Program is a helping program that enhances and encourages a healthy work environment by providing employers/employees opportunities to manage life's problems before they impair work performance and productivity.