DOES OMBUDS MEAN?
"ombudsman" has Scandinavian origins, and was first used as a public
office in Sweden. According to one scholar, the term refers to "a person
who has an ear to the people."
colleges and universities, the office is often referred to as an "agent
within the complex institutional systems of higher education.
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