Gov. Brown to nominate passionate Gottfredson defender as faculty trustee

That’s the rumor down at the faculty club. Here’s video of Professor Laura Lee McIntyre (School Psychology) taking a courageous stand in the UO Senate in defense of President Gottfredson’s handling of the basketball rape allegations. Backup to hear Gottfredson’s remarks. The Board fired paid Gottfredson $940K cash to leave town less than three months later. The official UO channel has taken this video down (perhaps because of the lawsuit against him) but it’s on youtube:

 

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9 Responses to Gov. Brown to nominate passionate Gottfredson defender as faculty trustee

  1. Senator says:

    I thought it was Laura Leete from PPM that was running for fac trustee? At least that’s who I voted for. What happened?

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    • UO Matters says:

      Last year people got Chris Sinclair and Chris Phillips confused. Very different people.

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  2. honest Uncle Bernie says:

    A trustee from Education? Let’s the Gov pose as K-12 advocate.

    Representative of UO academics? You be the judge.

    The joys of an “independent board.”

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    • UO Matters says:

      Actually UO’s Ed School is very research active.

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      • honest Uncle Bernie says:

        But many would say the whole field is dreck. Bottom of the barrel SAT and GRE, at least last I checked.

        I’ll tell you this, the reasearch on “school choice” appears hopeless, at least to me.

        For all this ed research, is our students learning better?

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  3. The thinker says:

    Unless the Senate supported her nomination, which only the members of the Senate and McIntyre know if that is the case (she asked for the record), it looks like the Governor made some sort of political decision. If the Senate didn’t support McIntyre, I find surprising that the Governor made a decision contrary to the vote of the Senate. This is the person that is going to represent the Faculty in the Board after all.

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    • UO Matters says:

      Prof. McIntyre made public requests to the UO Senate and to the Governor’s office for letters about her nomination from the Senate and the faculty union. Asking for copies of what amount to your letters of recommendation is rather unusual – in fact she appears to be the only candidate for any Oregon board to have done so as far as the log goes back.

      The Gov’s office has posted her request, and the responsive documents, here: https://www.oregon.gov/gov/media/Pages/Public-Records-Log.aspx

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  4. no longer surprised says:

    It’s amazing what you can get away with at the UO if you’re linked to the School Psychology department.

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