Student Ombudsman

Student Ombudsman

Information about the Student Ombudsman

The Student Ombudsman is a defender of the rights of the university students of the Faculty of Social  Sciences of the Charles University. An Ombudsman’s function is to ensure  the quick and effective resolution of a broad range of problems experienced by students and contribute  to the creation of a collegial atmosphere within the Faculty. A Student Ombudsman takes action in cases  of unethical or unprofessional behavior toward students of the faculty by employees of the Faculty,  and of discrimination, abuse, or any other form of inappropriate behavior.

As part of a student’s studies  and activities within the academic community, the student or employee of the Faculty has the right to  appeal to the Ombudsman. An Ombudsman is not an expert in solving disputes and problems by virtue  of his or her position, but becomes one in instances where he or she is involved with other faculty bodies  in efforts to resolve broadly defined problems. An Ombudsman functions as a mediator, negotiator,  advisor, and initiator. The office of the Ombudsman is a supportive position that complements the  existing structure of the Faculty. A Student Ombudsman is supported by the Academic Senate of  the Faculty of Social Sciences and if necessary, other bodies of the Faculty, for support. 

Ombudsman of the ICSJ

Josef Jaroslav Šolín