5/14/2014: This was the IAC’s first explicitly public meeting. There were 3 reporters, a UO alum, and two Senators including Rob Kyr. I think the transparency helped make things go relatively smoothly. Actually, just having a meeting helped – I think this was only the 4th all year – it took a long time to get the Chair, Rob Illig (Law) to agree to have it. We passed 4 motions involving getting information from Rob Mullens and the coaches about sexual violence prevention training, their policies and procedures for deciding when to suspend players, and about the secretive “Athlete Special Admit” committee.
5/13/2014: Rob Mullens is clutching at straws. The public meeting of the IAC is tomorrow, Wed 3/14, 9-11 AM, in the 4th floor Lewis Lounge of the Law School. This evening AD Rob Mullens released a few documents related to the athletic departments’ sexual violence prevention training efforts.
The Ducks don’t do much, and now they are trying to blame that on the faculty who serve on the UO Senate’s Committee on Courses. From the AD report prepared on April 10, a month after President Gottfredson learned about the alleged assaults, and almost a month before Andrew Greif finally made them public:
Sexual Violence Prevention
… Fall 2013 The FHS 199 course which approximately 90% of first-year student-athletes took was not offered due to the denial of the course by the Committee on Courses. The course and others similar in nature are in holding until the Committee writes the policy to allow for these courses to exist to their approval. This course was the primary method for character development for student-athletes including topics such as (values, goal setting, cultural awareness, and healthy relationships). 1 hour for Healthy Relationships, 5 class hours for character education.
Summer 2013 The FHS 409 course which works directly with student-athlete leaders was not offered due to the denial of the course by the Committee on Courses. The course and others similar in nature are in holding until the Committee writes the policy to allow for these courses to exist to their approval. This course was another method for character development of student-athletes with specific topics such as bystander intervention and team culture.
It will be an interesting meeting. The full Athletic Department report on its efforts is here [Link fixed, thanks] For an idea of what the cancelled class was really about, read the syllabus here, and watch the final project videos the student-athletes posted on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fhs+199