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- Dog do you have any idea how many dogs publish on the Internet? – Sunday
- Old Man Some "Old Man" wrote " The Betsy DeVos of academia…" I don't thinkI it was I. However, saddled as I... – Sunday
- Old Man The Betsy DeVos of academia... – Sunday
- honest Uncle Bernie ah, those golden days of yesteryear.... – Sunday
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- Union responds to Provost's letter... (14)
- Dog this was written as a combination of dogstorming and UOmatters intelligent algorithm. – Saturday
- Admirable Leadership So who actually wrote "the Provost's letter"? The Provost, while addressing the Senate, has recently attempted to distance himself from... – Saturday
- Unhappy in COD Did you read the union response? Quite the contrast to the Provost letter. It looks like the grown-ups showed up... – Thursday
- honest Uncle Bernie After an admittedly quick read, the Provost letter sure struck me as bullying, even threatening. As I mentioned above, good... – Wednesday
- U n Ograd Wasn't the union supposed to fix this? – Tuesday
- PPPM has forsaken the Oxford comma?!? At least they didn't use a semicolon... – Monday
- An upside down COD Where in the letter does the Provost demonstrate good listening? Why are so many faculty in Architecture disturbed by recent... – Monday
- MmmmK No kidding. Given that it's current year, one would assume that one side are minions of the orange-haired freak, while... – Monday
- Live from Provost Banavar's Metrics... (14)
- honest Uncle Bernie Sounds like a case of Intelligent Design to me! – Saturday
- Elliot Berkman Ha! My apologies for thinking that bringing relevant scholarship to a discussion would be persuasive to academics. There I go... – Saturday
- Dog yes the initial formation of the research institutes was radical but that was long over by 1990 or so. Change... – Saturday
- Old Man Dog tells us that "The history of the UO is one of cloning ourselves to maintain our discipline niches." Perhaps... – Friday
- Dog Yes psychology/economic lens battle - not veryhelpful for us ignorant masses. The only incentive that I ever responded too or... – Friday
- Elliot Berkman Regarding Holstrom's work, I think faculty performance follows what he calls a "career concerns" model (e.g., https://academic.oup.com/restud/article-abstract/66/1/169/1666374). Given the employment... – Friday
- Hippo Where is this all going? Will we will need hyper-metrics to access decisions based on metrics? Suppose Dept X's self-proposed... – Friday
- Dog For me, one sensible way for a Research University to evolve is to invest in emerging funding areas (hopefully the... – Friday
- Angry Dana Altman lectures Pit... (6)
- uomatters Last I looked UO was spending $7M a year on Kyle Henley, Tobin Klinger and their ilk. You can buy... – Thursday
- Anas clypeata Interesting. You produce an independently determined amount and quality of content based on your assessment of costs and what the... – Thursday
- Dog Hey, a most excellent script - keep up the auto convolution! – Thursday
- uomatters Sorry. The truth is I stopped writing posts for this blog several years ago. They're now generated by a python... – Wednesday
- MmmmK No idea what I'm looking at. Who is Dana Altman? What is a Pit Crew? And what is NIT? Anyway,... – Wednesday
- Dog Hey its an extra Game in the Knight Palace of Roundball, certainly that will reduce out payback time from infinite... – Tuesday
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- WWFLODI2020 This may have been covered in the Senate but another field to keep replacement nike-turf 'donations' from going to the... – Thursday
- Dog you consumption of scotch likely contributes to global inequity so your not equal to the other 7.499999999999 B – Wednesday
- uomatters As one of the 7.5B, I take umbrage! – Wednesday
- Dog So is the presence of 7.5 billion consumers – Wednesday
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- Dog Always better to substitute data for belief, so here is some 1. Oversubscribed soccer fields next to Rec Center -... – Monday
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- Former UO VPR Kimberly Espy finalist for provost at Ball State, Kansas State, Kentucky - https://t.co/4cmcLO9sSF, 24 hours ago
- RT @brendatracy24: Not surprised. Leadership starts at the top. Anyone ever wonder why Phil Knight stays silent on these issues? Anyon… https://t.co/7caBRD5x61, Mar 17
- RT @JeffmanningOre: The Oregonian/OregonLive's take on the basketball scandal and the athletic footwear industry: https://t.co/e5gkvqk4Kn, Mar 17
- KMTR news: UO Senate calls on administration to withdraw Conditional Use Permit for riverfront https://t.co/T4em4Ya5Ha, Mar 16
- RT @WarrenKZola: Finances for 2018 @NCAA March Madness: 1. @NCAA gets $771M annually from CBS/Turner; 2. Each conference gets $1.6M… https://t.co/J0o3szM90J, Mar 16
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- Former UO VPR Kimberly Espy finalist for provost at Ball State, Kansas State, Kentucky 03/17/2018
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- School of Architecture & Environment meets on sucession 03/09/2018
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- Faculty Club to host CoE Dean Randy Kamphaus, this Wed 5PM 03/06/2018
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- There is no case for the humanities 03/06/2018
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- 1000 Oregon State faculty sign to support union 03/06/2018
7/29/2013: Busy summer:
7/11 Governance & Policy Committee, Cancelled 7/11 Finance & Administration Committee, Cancelled 7/11 Academic Strategies Committee, Cancelled 7/12 Special Full Board meeting, 8-9a 7/12 Executive Session, 8a-3p 7/19 Full Board Meeting (telephonic), 9:30-11:30a 8/1 Finance & Administration Committee, 1-3p, Cancelled 8/1 Academic Strategies Committee, Cancelled 8/1 Executive Session of the Finance & Administration Committee, 5-6p,Cancelled 8/2 Executive Session, 7a-3p
But what’s that 8/2 executive session about?
7/16/2013: Nigel Jaquiss and Alex Blum have the scoop in WWeek, based on public records requests, including Crew’s official calendar:
Records obtained by WW under the state’s public records law suggest the governor and the Oregon Education Investment Board left Crew unsupervised in his high-profile job. He spent much of his tenure jetting to conferences and private speaking engagements in faraway locales such as Alaska and the Bahamas, often flying first class.
Similar story from Betsy Hammond in the Oregonian, here. Small change compared to what Matt Donegan let Pernsteiner get away with. The croissants were the least of it – he even hit up the students for his mortgage payments, $26K a year. Plus car, maid service, etc. Speaking of Pernsteiner, I wonder what Treetops cost us last year? Lets find out:
From: UO Matters
Subject: Treetops records
Date: July 15, 2013 8:04:33 AM PDT
To: Charles Triplett
Dear Mr. Triplett, this is a public records request for
a) any documents showing expenses for the maintenance or operation of Treetops, including but not limited to landscaping and maid service, from 1/1/2012 to the present, and
b) any documents since 1/1/2013 showing plans for use of Treetops, now that Mr. Pernsteiner has left the building.
6/27/2013: Just 4 days before his eviction from Treetops, former OUS Chancellor Dr. George Pernsteiner has landed a job as president of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. No word on whether or not his former chief of staff Bridget Burns will follow him to their offices in Boulder. Who knows what pot of public money funds this non-profit, but they pull in $3.5 million a year, and his predecessor’s take was 300 large. The good news is this means Oregon student tuition won’t have to cover the year of severance Matt Donegan had promised him. Thanks to anon for the tip!
5/23/2013: An anonymous source in the Provost’s office sends this memo about Gottfredson’s investiture ceremony:
Memo: Investiture Contingency Planning
From: Provost Jim Bean
To: President Mike Gottfredson
Mike, I’m starting to worry about faculty turnout for your Knight Arena Investiture Ceremony next Thursday. I’ve warned the department heads that we’ll be taking attendance, but they don’t seem to care anymore, even when I dropped a hint that those 2% merit raises you put on the table might be at risk. It’s a big hall, and we need enough appropriately garbed faculty types in the audience to keep this from turning into another embarrassment for you.
President Lariviere had a huge faculty turnout for his investiture, in no small part because he’d just fired a widely despised General Counsel, and an Athletic Director who was burning through the academic side’s money like, well, like it was the academic side’s money. Something to think about. But if you’re not quite there yet I hope you’ll be happy with the ELT’s plan B:
VPAA Doug Blandy will grant all Duck student-athletes PhD’s and adjunct faculty status. They just need to pass a simple online exam he wrote. The Jock Box advisors say they can help out as usual, since it’s not even proctored. Mullens has cleared this with FAR Jim O’Fallon, who says that adjunct status won’t affect their NCAA eligibility so long as we don’t pay them. As if! (Say, this gives me a great idea for if the faculty go on strike.)
I got a deal on academic regalia from “Parties R Us”. The media will want a few full-professor greybeard types to focus on. I’ve lined up Frog, the guy who sells joke books on 13th – you’ve seen him, looks just like a biology professor. And then there’s the guy who bikes around campus yelling “Go Ducks, but LTD can kiss my sweaty nut-sack.” Turns out you were wrong about him being CAS Dean Scott Coltrane, but no one will know the difference. Best to keep him away from the mic though.
Dave Hubin tells me you’ve signed off on the heartfelt extemporaneous comments that Ann Wiens and the Gallatin Public Affairs consultants wrote. It took me a while to find a professor willing to deliver these. Tublitz is in Italy, and while Harbaugh was plenty interested after I brought up the stipend, it’s hard to hear him when he’s sober. In the end Frank Stahl agreed to do it. I think you’ve met him, very distinguished and his voice carries well.
Oh, one last thing – I’m afraid I won’t be able to make the ceremony. The Caddis fly hatch is peaking, and I’ve got a fishing date with John Moseley over at the lodge in Bend.
Good luck though, really.
5/25/2013: From Laura Gunderson in the Oregonian, promoting Donegan’s political ambitions. She pitches his steely stand against the UO faculty and boosters at the Lariviere firing meeting as a plus. Doesn’t mention the public meetings law violations or the secret bathroom caucus where he rallied the board to stand firm behind Pernsteiner. Does get into some rather personal divorce stuff at the end.
1/28/2013: Pernsteiner’s buy out deal is here, courtesy of OUS Board Secretary Charles Triplett – no fee this time, though it’s going to cost the students plenty:
Word from the recently dedicated Lariviere Smoking Lounge down at the UO faculty club is that the state Audits Division may be looking into how Pernsteiner has been accounting for some of those past “professional development expenses”.
1/27/2013: The OUS board meeting on his golden parachute is 10AM Monday, live-streaming here. But rumor around the faculty club snookers table is that Paul Kelly and Matt Donegan are going to do the deal in the men’s room, as usual. Here’s their last effort. Charles Triplett refused to post the video on the OUS minutes website – but UO put it on youtube:
From Diane Dietz in the RG on the proposed bill. Read it all, if just for the insulting Matt Donegan quotes. 10/5/2012.