UO’s "Cadillac administrative costs"

6/24/2013: Or maybe the preferred nomenclature should be “BMW administrative costs”. Thanks to a reader for the link. More here, this data is from IPEDS and does not count the last year or two of new UO administrative excesses. The last column gives “Institutional support” per student FTE. That is the IPEDS category for central administrative costs.

Trimming UO’s bloated central administration down to OSU levels would save UO 24,000 x $770 = $18.5 million per year, recurring.

And I wonder if we’re counting the $1.83M athlete-only Jaqua tutoring costs under “Academic support”?

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7 Responses to UO’s "Cadillac administrative costs"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Gee, with $18.5M they could solve that senior faculty salary compression issue that they’ve claimed for over a dozen years is a high priority. With money left over for general salary increases + restoring the library acquisitions budget.

    The latter, by the way, comes under “academic support.” Which, I’ll bet, also includes the athlete tutoring.

    But why take the word of an amateur like myself? Surely the VP for Admin would be happy to give you an authoritative answer. Right?

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Very good!

    Why isn’t the UO senate all over this?

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    • Old Man says:

      The Senate is set up to accept motions from any Faculty member (Active or Emeritus). To get the Senate “all over something”, just compose a constructive plan of action and bring it forth — 3 PM, second Wednesday of each month ((usually) in room 101 of the Knight Library. Check their web site. It’s fun, it’s easy. Notices of motions are submitted about a month ahead of time. Check the Senate bylaws on line. It’s your Senate, Folks. Use it!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Central administration costs a lot more at the state’s “flagship” university than the other schools in the OUS. But what’s up with EOU’s high admin costs — nearly the same as UO? And nearly double that of WOU and SOU. Beamer stipends and country club memberships for EOU’s top administrators?

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    • Anonymous says:

      I see by your use of “quotes” you were being ironical, as the state’s flagship (no quotation markings) university is 4th on the list. But, of course, you can read those numbers as well as I, or anyone.

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    • Anonymous says:

      My guess on EOU is that their enrollment is in decline. Less students=less revenue=higher administrative cost to student ratio.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Never mind that EOU’s ability to charge in state tuition for neighboring states like Idaho and Washington went bye bye.

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