3/17/2013. VPAA Doug Blandy announces UO’s faculty excellence awards:
After successfully rebuilding the Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards program last year, we are pleased to announce that the nomination period for 2013-14 recipients has been launched. The Fund for Faculty Excellence will provide one-time awards of $20,000 to tenured faculty who have distinguished themselves in research, teaching, and leadership. Up to thirteen awards will be made this spring by the Provost based on recommendations of a panel of outstanding senior faculty from nominations forwarded by the academic deans. The awards will be announced by the end of this academic year. A detailed announcement is attached.
Senior Vice Provost
But all indications are that rather than send Bean back to the faculty next year, Gottfredson is going to pay him his full $320K provost’s salary, in exchange for some administrative sinecure.
The economists call this revealed preference. Don’t ask people what they care about, they will lie. Look at how they spend
their our student’s tuition money:
Next year Mike Gottfredson will spend $60,000 more on Jim Bean than he will on faculty excellence.
UO is that fucked up. But wait, there’s more! Read the fine print: Jim Bean decides who gets an excellence award.