Mostly good news from the Pravda of the University of Oregon

The full list of officially approved UO workplace news is on Around the O here.

1) Scott Pratt, Extraordinary Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, gets some much needed help:

Scott Pratt, executive vice provost for academic affairs, announced that Ellen Herman, professor of history and faculty co-director of University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, and Rebecca Flynn, managing co-director of the Wayne Morse Center, will be joining the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs in interim roles.

Herman will serve as interim vice provost for academic affairs and Flynn will serve as interim assistant vice provost for academic affairs. Together, they will be responsible for managing tenure-track faculty review, and tenure and promotion processes.

whoops, I guess Scott’s title is Executive VPAA. Anyway, great news.

2) 3% raises coming in January:

Information on a salary increase that takes effect Jan. 1 for faculty members and officers of administration was recently issued by Jayanth Banavar, provost and senior vice president, and Jamie Moffitt, vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer.

Uh, I sort of remember the faculty union having something to do with getting those raises, but whatever – we’ll take the money, comrades. I’m guessing faculty pay is still at the bottom of the AAU publics but IR still hasn’t released the updated metrics. What gives, JP?

3) General Counsel’s Office hires more competent legal help:

“Jessica [Price] brings a great deal of important experience to the table, as the Office of the General Counsel addresses a wide variety of legal issues and navigates some challenging waters,” said Kevin Reed, UO’s sometimes understated vice president and general counsel.

I was in the interviews for this job and I think this is an excellent hire.

4) OA Council to conduct campus climate survey:

The council will launch a workplace climate survey for all OAs on Oct. 3 to gather information about important issues, receive guidance on OA Council priorities and learn what training or professional development would help OAs succeed and support the UO’s mission, vision and values.

The VPEI has been talking about doing this for campus for years. But the OA’s don’t just talk, they do. Although it’s not for faculty or staff – just OA’s? Bummer. I guess we’ll have to rely on my rather unscientific poll on the right.

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One Response to Mostly good news from the Pravda of the University of Oregon

  1. mindless husk says:

    How about they come clean on what happened with the Bach Festival?

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