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The Ombuds provides you with a confidential, informal, neutral and independent place to:
The Fairness Triangle portrays the three dimensions of fairness to be considered in an individual’s experience: Relational, Procedural and Substantive. It can be a helpful tool to consider in the decision-making process.
Relational Fairness addresses how one is treated.
Substantive Fairness addresses the decision itself.
Procedural Fairness addresses processes used in making the decision.
The Fairness Triangle was initially developed by Ombudsman Saskatchewan and adapted by the University of Victoria Ombudsperson. It is meant to be a tool to guide decision-making and is not university policy. It is also important to note that fairness does not necessarily equate to an outcome in your favor.
*The above information is from https://ombud.msu.edu/fairness-triangle
While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are encouraged, so the Ombuds can reserve enough time for you. To make an appointment, please contact us or schedule a meeting with Elizabeth Stone, University Ombuds.
The Ombuds Office operates according to the International Ombuds Association (IOA) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
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