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- Executive Vice Provost? Anyone? Please? (4)
- uomatters Let me be the first to offer my candidacy as the 1/4 Price President. – Saturday
- UO CC Methinks Schill may soon be nil. Maybe there will be an internal search for the big job and that is... – Saturday
- ODA haha, Is that an oversight or is he really A "SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT"... of nothing? Is other hand is probably... – Friday
- can/t phillips just appoint himself? he does have two hands – Friday
- Pres Schill to let Rob... (8)
- dog those figures won't be officially codified until the end of October then the data will be on the IR website... – Saturday
- honest Uncle Bernie I think the enrollment stats will not be available until after Fall term starts i.e. after they see how many... – Saturday
- Deplorable Duck Are the 2019-2020 enrollment stats available somewhere? Who's the one person? – Saturday
- Dog Long story short I have a lot of information about the way Moffett operates, etc and of course, I am... – Friday
- honest Uncle Bernie I get the unhappiness, but I don't really see the "beef." Where is the dough coming from? I don't know,... – Friday
- fed up So fucked up. THere is a real problem with Schill, and the Exec Leadership at UO. The continued disdain for... – Friday
- New Year Cat Proving to the GTFF, SEIU, and UAUO that the well is not dry, it has merely been siphoned off for... – Friday
- Dog 2.5 million = how many annual GE Salaries? ~100 ... – Friday
- UO Foundation's Weinhold and Namyet... (4)
- uomatters Meanwhile, here's the final offer on real salary cuts for SEIU staff, from university administrations. Thanks to a generally reliable... – Friday
- uomatters Retroactive, of course. – Friday
- B. Madoff, FBP #61727-054 These men's time is valuable, their compensation is within industry norms as determined by a compensation committee, and being paid... – Friday
- thedude That's the goal for the next union contract. – Friday
- Donors narc out Duck AD... (2)
- GTFF not willing to accept... (8)
- Dog depends on when an impasse is declared and rules say essentially 30 days after a declared impasse and no impasses... – Friday
- Fishwrapper Last I looked, the Athletics department doesn't pay any of the entertainers, so probably not. Plus, if they are like... – Thursday
- Fishwrapper Just about in time for first week of classes at... – Thursday
- DuckFan312 This isn't going to affect the home games, is it? – Thursday
- Deplorable Duck It's all in how you do it. Bring dittos and have your students work them in class... – Thursday
- honest Uncle Bernie Does anyone know when this strike is likely to begin? – Thursday
- my department teaches about 35 courses per term none of them are taught by a GTF I guess we are... – Thursday
- charlie I heard over a third of all classes are taught by GTFs... – Thursday
- SEIU staff union declares impasse,... (22)
- Deplorable Duck I didn't know that. I've been on the wrong end of this elsewhere, and it's really awful. This seems like... – Thursday
- The Issue If the union was smart, and they usually are about strike timing, it would fall in the first week of... – Thursday
- The Issue I would submit the poorer have gotten poorer under the union as well. Why? A commitment to push for COLAs... – Thursday
- The Issue A hiring freeze usually becomes a hiring "frost." Usually better off holding positions open for a few months if you... – Thursday
- The Issue Not every campus is the same. This may very well be true around the O, but there are a number... – Thursday
- Dog Union raises for the faculty over the last few years are closer to 3% than 6% - in fact the... – Thursday
- Fishwrapper I think that's about right. By my calculations, with a 7 day impasse wait, then cooling down for 30 days,... – Wednesday
- honest Uncle Gangsta A hiring freeze for TTF. A big sacrifice! No layoffs even, unlike the classified and OA types, and perhaps grad... – Wednesday
- Provost Phillips emails TTF about... (4)
- A report without showing any data is a) not very useful and b] typical of the low standards of accountability... – Thursday
- Trustees to meet 110 miles... (4)
- Ducks rehire failed Fresno State... (8)
- Dan One shouldn’t blame Bartko for the financial problems at Fresno State. The athletic program has bled red ink for literally... – Tuesday
- Dan Yup. Here’s a link... http://collegian.csufresno.edu/2019/07/15/fresno-state-reaches-settlement-with-former-athletic-director/ – Tuesday
- uomatters Thanks, you got a link? – Monday
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- Executive Vice Provost? Anyone? Please? (4)
- RT @json_dirs: the Foundation shares the same priorities as the rest of the UO, huge raises for executives and administrators whil… https://t.co/cZ5FBuv6nJ, Aug 24
- UO Foundation’s Paul Weinhold and Jay Namyet getting 9% real annual raises https://t.co/cVoNbkg361, Aug 23
- RT @Tobin_Tweets: @ginascalpone After months of litigation, the trial has been moved to Lane County: https://t.co/BRP31XuNvS, Aug 23
- UO President Mike Schill to let Duck AD Rob Mullens burn another $2.5M on baseball https://t.co/yrQnUkO0ZT, Aug 23
- RT @FrankLoMonte: As @TheAtlantic says, "right when it's needed the most," independent watchdog journalism is diminishing on college… https://t.co/Lac4RfPvyH, Aug 23
TagsAAUP-AFT Union? Academic Freedom administrative bloat Athletics athletics subsidy Beangrams Dana Altman Dave Frohnmayer: UO President Diversity Faculty pay Faculty Union (United Academics of UO) free speech Jamie Moffitt Jim Bean: UO Provost Jim O'Fallon jock box Lariviere Firing Lorraine Davis March 8-9 rape allegations Melinda Grier Michael Gottfredson NCAA NCAA violations new partnership plan off topic OUS Board and Chancellor Pernsteiner PERS Public Records Public Safety Randy Geller General Counsel Research money Richard Lariviere: UO President Robert Berdahl Rob Mullens Scott Coltrane Senate Sharon Rudnick Tim Gleason Track and Field Championships Uncategorized UO Foundation UO Presidential Archives UO restructuring plan UO Trustees
- UO Foundation’s Weinhold and Namyet getting 9% real annual raises 08/23/2019
- Executive Vice Provost? Anyone? Please? 08/23/2019
- Pres Schill to let Rob Mullens burn another $2.5M on baseball: 08/23/2019
- Donors narc out Duck AD Rob Mullens to the Washington Post 08/22/2019
- GTFF not willing to accept real wage and benefit cuts, strike is likely 08/22/2019
- College of Design professor’s age discrimination lawsuit dismissed 08/22/2019
- Provost Phillips emails TTF about long delayed gender equity raises 08/22/2019
- Emerald reports on California’s end run around NCAA cartel 08/20/2019
- SEIU staff union declares impasse, prepares to strike 08/19/2019
- Trustees to meet 110 miles off campus, 4 weeks before students return 08/16/2019
- Remember the Hat Day: November 21, 2011 08/15/2019
- “university again mediated with the Graduate Teaching Fellow Federation” 08/13/2019
- Why professors shouldn’t sign petitions 08/13/2019
- Steve Raymund to replace Chuck Lillis as BOT Chairman 08/13/2019
- New “Free Speech Skybridge” perfect place & manner for protest banners 08/12/2019
- HR Director & VP for HR caught trolling union on twitter, “resign” 08/10/2019
- UO Administration to renovate faculty offices in PLC! 08/09/2019
- UO Provost finally gets a Chief of Staff, Tim Inman 08/07/2019
- RG’s Jordyn Brown obtains public records detailing layoffs 08/02/2019
- Thin veneer of wood to cover bigly steel at renovated Hayward Field 08/01/2019
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.