President gives pay raises, keeps job.

12/14/2011. That would be OSU President Ed Ray. From the Corvallis Gazette Times:

OSU will, however, raise its faculty pay by 4 percent starting in January 2012, as a means of keeping good faculty and attracting top-notch new faculty members. The faculty also will receive pay raises in January 2013.

Thursday’s announcement about the faculty raises comes a month after news broke that University of Oregon faculty and administrative workers received on average $4,845 in raises last spring.

Along with raises, the university plans hire 40 to 57 more faculty members over the next year, including 15 to 17 to teach sections of courses with heavy undergraduate enrollment. And just like students, OSU hopes to hire the best faculty they can.

Congratulations to the OSU faculty. I’m no economist, but these raises look very similar to the ones that Chancellor Pernsteiner and Governor Kitzhaber used as part of their justification for firing Richard Lariviere. I wonder if board member and OSU professor Lynda Ciuffetti gets one? Maybe President Ray is getting away with this because he’s not passing out sabbaticals and BMW’s to his top administrators?

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5 Responses to President gives pay raises, keeps job.

  1. Anonymous says:

    One of the immediate goals for the UofO should be to obtain a stable representation inside the Board. I don’t know when the rules about the composition of the board were written, but probably it happened many decades ago when the UofO was not so relevant for the State. After Richmond from UofO finished her mandate, unfortunately she was not replaced in the board by another faculty representing the UofO. This lead to the broken communication between the board and the University, and the worsened the already poor handling of the situation by the board and the governor.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Having 1, 2, or even 3 dedicated UO seats on the Board won’t do a bit of good. We need out from under them altogether.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yes, that would be a better outcome, but there is no way to achieve that unless we have some influence from inside the board. President Kyr told us that it is time we work with the board and the governor. In that case, if we are starting from zero with the new partnership (are we?), it would be better be officially represented. I don’t know about you, but an afternoon of UofO faculty at Kitzhaber’s mansion doesn’t impress me.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The difference (supposedly) is that Ray talked to Pernsteiner first.

  5. Anonymous says:

    What about PSU?

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