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