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- UO's minority tenure track faculty... (8)
- UO Matters If it helps, the AAEO Director who wrote this report is no longer employed by UO, and the search for a competent replacement is underway. – Tuesday
- Report Reader That may well be the case in some instances, but the referenced data here is from an AAEO document that refers to "minorities" not "under... – Monday
- Asian American Professor I conclude that from the AAEO report. In the table that UOMatters screenshotted you'll see that there's a superscript 5. If you go to the... – Monday
- Gender Representation in Senior Administration? And one more note: regarding compensation equity, the report provides neither methodology detail nor data, but makes the following sweeping claims: "There are no gender-,... – Monday
- Gender Representation in Senior Administration? Also, what does "standard deviation" mean here? I thought it referred to an empirically derived estimate of variance. How do you get that from these... – Monday
- Oryx How do you conclude this? Asian Americans are _not_ counted as under-represented in EO/AA statistics. – Monday
- Gender Representation in Senior Administration? UOM, can you share more about the first line of the table here where it seems to indicate that the available population of female senior... – Monday
- Asian American professor I have to say I am less than thrilled to see my presence being used to obscure the dearth of Black and Latino/a faculty. – Monday
- Duck coach Dana Altman grants... (14)
- UO Matters You're right, Altman is no Lincoln. – Monday
- honest Uncle Bernie UOM, comparing the situation of free athletes to slaves is stupid, and comparing Altman to a slaveholder is vicious and stupid. And the implied comparison... – Monday
- Organized That was a few years back. There have been more recent talks with athletes at UO about organizing. It has been by a close margin... – Monday
- balling Some football players did inquire about organizing. I'm not a sports buff, but i think it was back when a player had some problem about... – Monday
- Fishwrapper I'd like to see them organize... – Monday
- eugenenative Maybe the college athletes should boycott? There is nothing preventing them. – Monday
- eugenenative It's a poor analogy that obscures rather than illuminates. – Monday
- UO Matters The New Republic had a very good piece on this in 2014: https://newrepublic.com/article/120071/ncaa-college-sports-arent-slavery-theyre-jim-crow The start: Usually the inventor knows his creation best. Walter Byers, who... – Sunday
- UO increases racial diversity but... (4)
- jackmccoy Hmm, so is this a trend specific to Eugene, or the consequence of free community college statewide, or higher state tuition?? – Monday
- Captain Nemo All the more reason for the UO and for the faculty to support the SAIL Program. – Monday
- UO Matters Nope. The percentage of students at 4-year publics getting federal grants has increased from 27% in 2001 to 38% in 2014. See https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d15/tables/dt15_331.20.asp – Monday
- jackmccoy Is this because there are fewer eligible students for pell because incomes have gone up? Not necessarily bad news... – Monday
- President Schill announces $4.5M in... (39)
- Slightly Less Concerned Prospective Mom Thank you, dog! No, he is not considering either of those schools, but he is considering BU, Chapman, Lewis & Clark and University of Denver.... – Monday
- Concerned Prospective Mom Thanks! I am trying to leave it up to my son, but I just want him to be aware of the negative aspects of a... – Monday
- dog I will be serious here (in contrast to most dog nonsense) 1. The main advantage to going to a smaller private school is a much... – Monday
- UO Matters This blog contains a lot of complaints about UO. That's because we're mostly faculty, we mostly love this university, and we're mostly trying to make... – Monday
- dog In now way shape or form do I believe that full professors salaries are being "held back" for any reason. Rather, the UO is simply... – Monday
- Concerned Prospective Mom My son is deciding between UO and a few private schools, in OR and other states, but I think UO is his first choice, and... – Monday
- honest Uncle Bernie Well, P.I., I was once told by a very senior administrator at UO, one in a very good position to know, that full professor salaries... – Monday
- not a union employee But why pick on the lowest paid employees? I largely agree about PERs, but pensions are tied to salary and classified staff make less than... – Monday
- UO spending on racial diversity... (1)
- honest Uncle Bernie I suspect the actual diversity expenditures are a lot higher, when you count everything. Way back when in the last diversity battle -- was it... – Monday
- March for Science today at... (3)
- New Year Cat Apparently this week's Climate Rally in Eugene is going to be more "climate and other stuff" which weakens the focus. I was happy to march... – Monday
- Patrick Phillips I agree that this is not the way that I would have approached it. These should be inherently non-partisan issues, although the whole-scale rejection of... – Sunday
- honest Uncle Bernie I wasn't at either the local or natiinal event. But from press accounts, it doesn't sound like they are going to do much good for... – Sunday
- What did Professor and Exalted... (12)
- Michael Cutler I care! he was a good person and my great grandfather! – Sunday
- UO's 100 most excellent faculty (18)
- OSU fan In a real sense the list has existed for a long time, years,as it does for any University. Just find any UO faculty with a... – Saturday
- Oryx Completely agree. – Saturday
- dog Seriously, what is the purpose for even publishing this list? Does it serve anything? I think its best to retract it and for the record... – Saturday
- Peter Keyes This is true. In architectural practice, the traditional methodology is to just copy the work of others, without citation. This puts us at a distinct... – Friday
- New Oregon public records law... (7)
- UO makes national top 10... (7)
- LArdman It also makes the top 10 schools where you may see your professor in blackface. Take that Jim Jones! – Friday
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- UO's minority tenure track faculty... (8)
- RT @jackstripling: Pirsig once disrupted a college president's speech, shouting "This school has no quality." https://t.co/9L3yjgxHsM, 7 hours ago
- RT @mattyglesias: A lot of focus on campus issues, but college graduates are more supportive of free speech. https://t.co/vEcp5SZGBW, 16 hours ago
- UO increases racial diversity but low-income undergrad enrollment drops - https://t.co/96WncXCF5O, 17 hours ago
- RT @KenSPope: Conference Organizers Invite Male Speakers Over Equally Qualified Women: Hurts Careers & Slows Scientific Progress https://t.co/se1jgrFpfN, Apr 23
- RT @FrankLoMonte: Every state university should make its records transparent, so donors know how their money is being invested. https://t.co/PHdcBNzxe5, Apr 23
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- UO increases racial diversity but low-income undergrad enrollment drops 04/24/2017
- UO spending on racial diversity triples since 2011, consultants cash in 04/23/2017
- UO’s minority tenure track faculty are in proportion to available PhD’s 04/23/2017
- March for Science today at Noon at Memorial Quad 04/22/2017
- Duck coach Dana Altman grants player release from indentured servitude 04/21/2017
- UO students just not that into the whole neo-Nazi thing 04/20/2017
- President Schill announces $4.5M in budget cuts 04/20/2017
- UO’s 100 most excellent faculty 04/20/2017
- New Oregon public records law leaves truck-sized deadline loophole 04/18/2017
- UO hires Barran & Liebman’s Shayda Le, pleas for more time on Freyd lawsuit 04/17/2017
- UO Trustee inspires her husband to promote government transparency 04/17/2017
- Teaching Effectiveness Program: Reimagining undergrad education 04/17/2017
- Cornell wants to discipline student for leaking memo, faculty object 04/17/2017
- State dials back on poorly designed free community college plan 04/17/2017
- Stanford caves, lets professor use Trump image for Title IX conference poster 04/17/2017
- Assoc Dean Bruce Blonigen blog post: Funding Risks and Planning 04/17/2017
- Legislative update on Education and PERS bills. Time to panic? 04/14/2017
- Applied Science 04/13/2017
- Will Gorsuch take away Altman and Taggart’s piggybank? 04/13/2017
- UO Reply in Support of Their Motion to Dismiss Third Amended Complaint to Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim (Motion to Dismiss Third Amended Complaint) 04/13/2017
UO Board Chair Chuck Lillis's grade so far
- A (10%, 30 Votes)
- B (5%, 15 Votes)
- C (13%, 39 Votes)
- D (23%, 66 Votes)
- F (49%, 142 Votes)
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President Mike Schill's grade so far
- A (23%, 113 Votes)
- B (29%, 140 Votes)
- C (17%, 80 Votes)
- D (12%, 56 Votes)
- F (19%, 92 Votes)
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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.