Today, Phil Knight Library, Room 101 3:00 ‐ 5:00 pm
Some live notes: (My interpretation of what speakers mean, not their own words!)
Lorraine Davis talks about OIEB benchmarks, then announces she is leaving the Senate meeting, but wants to say something about emeritus policy first. Why doesn’t the provost even bother to stay for the Senate meeting? An in your face commentary on the weight JH puts on shared governance.
Wants to call emeritus parking “subsidized” rather than free. Will that logic extent to the athletic department budget? Announces she and Jamie will look more at parking issues – including subsidies for jock box and Matt Court garage? What do you think? Now she’s lecturing the faculty about sharing their parking permits with family – it’s a privilege, don’t abuse it, children. My god, have you no shame, madame?
She went on long enough that there’s time for only one question – about admin petition about the bargaining unit.
Her answer: admin is neutral about existence of a union, but objects to this specific bargaining unit.
3:25 Next up: Pernsteiner. He’s not twitching this time. They’ve accumulated a pool of candidates. If you are thinking about applying or nominating someone (Bean? Frohnmayer? Moseley?) now is the time.
3:35 Glen Waddell on change to Intercollegiate Athletics Committee charge. The background on this: Berdahl wants to weaken the IAC, and objects to the current charge because it gives the faculty and students too much power over athletics department. Berdahl’s emails are here. Current charge here. UO has told the NCAA that the IAC provides “student and faculty oversight“. Berdahl wants no oversight. Loss of institutional control? Now Sonja Runberg, an OA from Academic Affairs, moves to table motion and refer to C on C. Hubin put her up to this. JH is very scared of any faculty student oversight of athletics. Hubin goes on to stall for a bit with irrelevancies – sort of rude wasting the Senate’s time – 20 minutes so far… BTW – where’s Berdahl? President doesn’t even need to show up for Senate meetings? Bonine: Watershed proposal, this is a power grab by our administrative overlords. Vote no on the motion to stall this by sending it to the C on C. Ben Eckstein: admin is stalling. Dev Sinha: thinks Berdahl will back down on a change in charge this small. Runberg calls for a roll call vote: Berdahl wants to know who’s on his side. Bonine calls Runberg out on this: is a division OK or do you need to have a list of names for your boss? Runberg folds on names, the administration’s efforts to stall on this simple change, having taken 50 minutes of Senate time, passes and now goes to committee to waste still more time. Another successful administrative effort to sabotage faculty governance.
4:25: Policy on Emeriti. Sorry, I’m going to go light on this and check my facebook. Mooney: The admin has been stalling, please vote yes and get this done. And after a quick wording change, it is done!
4:35: ASUO update: Ben Eckstein: While election incidents are serious, ASUO government will survive and will stay autonomous. Frances Dyke had been overcharging ASUO on overhead (and using the money to subsidize the Jocks) this week they got $100,000 back. Nice work.
4:40: Emilio Hernandez on respectful workplace proposal. Staff/OA, maybe an ombudsman?
4:50: UO Truth Commission (student group) on Robin Holmes’s recent changes in OMAS/CMAE. The services are for students, they would like to have a voice in changes, ask Senate support.
4:52: Ben DeJarnette some “student-athletes” are complaining that they have to miss too much class for sports and that their professors are not sympathetic. IAC will study this.
4:55: Frank Stahl says he was going to bring a motion asking for evaluation of UO administrators, but thinks UO Matters is doing a fine job with ad hoc evaluations.
4/11/2012: It’s going to be a while before OUS board chair Matt Donegan and Governor Kitzhaber accumulate enough testosterone to show up in public on the UO campus again. In the interim they’ve been sending George Pernsteiner down to update us on the progress of their search to replace Richard Lariviere. Lots of other interesting topics on the Senate agenda as well, starting with an opportunity to ask Lorraine Davis why she rehired John Moseley as her $248,000 “Special Assistant to the Provost”, or why she had to fire CIO Don Harris before Jim Bean got back from his sabbatical. Or maybe she’ll even tell us how Bean spent the tuition money that the academic plan said would go to hire 100 new TTF. But probably not.
Senate Agenda for 4/11/2012:
3:00 1. Call to Order 1.1 Approval of the minutes of the March 7 meeting 3:05 2. State of the University 2.1 Remarks by Lorraine Davis, Acting Provost and Senior Vice President 2.2 Questions and comments with response 3:20 3. Open Discussion 3.1 Update on Presidential Search; George Pernsteiner, Chancellor 3.2 Questions and comments with response 3:40 4. New Business 4.1 Motion on IAC Membership; Glen Waddell, IAC Acting Chair 4.2 Retirement & Emeriti Policy; John Nicols and Jim Mooney, Co-chairs; Tenure Reduction, Retirement and Emeriti Committee 4:15 5. Reports 5.1 ASUO Report; Ben Eckstein, ASUO President 5.2 Respectful Workplace Ad-Hoc Committee Report; Emilio Hernandez, Chair 5.3 OEIB Achievement Compacts Subcommittee Testimony; Robert Kyr, Senate President 5.4 IFS & OUS Leadership Caucus; Robert Kyr 4:40 6. Announcements & Communications from the Floor 6.1 Concern regarding changes to the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence; UO Truth Coalition 6.2 Motion regarding student athletes and sports scheduling; Ben DeJarnette, Student Athlete 6.3 Motion regarding shared governance & job postings; Frank Stahl, Professor Emeritus (Biology) 5:00 7. Adjournment