Athletics, administration, academic programs — everything’s on the table.

Or is it? At yesterday’s 3PM Senate meeting Provost Coltrane said all units would be asked to plan for a 2% cut, even athletics. At the 1:30PM IAC meeting AAD for Finance Eric Roedl said that President Schill had not asked athletics to make a cut.

Meanwhile the headline above is from UC-Berkeley. Their admistration is working with their Senate to make cuts, as explained in InsideHigherEd, here:

That prognosis had one caveat: that Berkeley continue its strong tradition of shared governance. [University Senate President and Economics Professor Benjamin Hermalin] said he’d been relatively pleased with the level of administrative collaboration and disclosure thus far, and said that must continue in order for the process to succeed.

“Faculty will not accept a top-down solution, and faculty not accepting it will make it impossible to implement,” he said. “That’s not a threat, it’s just the way we work here. And I think everyone understands that, whether they’re an assistant professor or the chancellor.”

Here at UO, we’ve had much more transparency from President Schill than in the past. But no engagement with the Senate about budgeting and academic priorities. And getting basic budget info still requires public records requests:

MOUs Provost, Deans

Initial Request Date: 02/03/2016, Status: Requesting/Reviewing Records

This is a public records request for copies of any MOUs or other agreements between the UO Provost and UO Deans regarding financial commitments or obligations regarding transfers to or from college budgets. This request covers the period of 1/1/2012 to the present.

MOUs Provost, Pres, UO Foundation, Athletics

Initial Request Date: 02/03/2016, Status:  Requesting/Reviewing Records

This is a public records request for copies of any MOUs or other agreements between the UO Provost’s office, UO President’s office, or other UO offices, or the UO Foundation, and the UO athletic department regarding financial commitments or obligations. This request covers the period of 1/1/2009 to the present.

 

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One Response to Athletics, administration, academic programs — everything’s on the table.

  1. honest Uncle Bernie says:

    Need to revisit the tuition increase issue.

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