co-VPAA Doug Blandy runs secret search for AVPAA

Doug Blandy needs to get with UO’s new transparency and shared governance movement. Here’s the job posting for his new Assistant VP: http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=5300:

… Academic Affairs has a strong role in advising and communicating with all departments/units and colleges in the interpretation of academic practice and policy. The assistant vice provost supports the office on many academic faculty matters.  The assistant vice provost represents Academic Affairs to the administrative leadership of the university, the schools and colleges, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, Human Resources, and United Academics.  The person in this position will participate in meetings and serve on committees involving faculty or programmatic issues.

There were three candidates out this week. I asked for the names of the people on the search committee. They won’t tell me. There was no notification given to the Senate nor any opportunity for Senate participation in the day-long interviews. Blandy’s staff person asked me not to post the finalist’s names or c.v.’s even though there is nothing in the search announcement suggesting confidentiality. Against my better judgement, I won’t.

Presumably Blandy has an inside candidate, and the faculty will be told who that is whenever it suits Blandy.

Reminds me of when Gottfredson hired Chuck Triplett – though at least they posted a job ad this time. In related news, the Senate will take up the matter of faculty participation in hiring and review of administrators in January.

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One Response to co-VPAA Doug Blandy runs secret search for AVPAA

  1. Grinch says:

    “The person in this position will participate in meetings and serve on committees involving faculty or programmatic issues.” S/he will handle “many academic faculty matters.” Presumably, s/he will contribute to “the interpretation of academic practice and policy.” But only a B.A. is required.

    And, the ad says, this person must have a “Demonstrated ability to write and edit complex policy and procedures.” This person will both interpret and write academic policy. And yet no faculty input will occur. Wow.

    And given all this new Asst VP will do: what are our TWO Senior VPs doing all day? Let’s hope the Senate can find out somehow, beginning in January.

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