VP Russ Tomlin open forum:

Update, 4/27/2011: I went to today’s faculty forum, moderated by Larry Singell. It was well attended, and people seemed relatively open about speaking their minds. The review committee made it very clear that they would not report quotes or attribute statements to particular speakers, and that people were free to email them with more views. I believe them.

4/26/2011: Some people have told me they do not feel free to speak their minds on the VP for Academic Affairs in public – particularly given that they will have to sign in first – see bottom.

I asked, and I’m told that these open meetings will go forward as scheduled:

Dear Campus Community,

The Committee overseeing the review of Senior Vice Provost Russ Tomlin (i.e., Larry Singell, Dennis Howard, and Kassia Dellabough) invite you to an open forum where you are encouraged to come and share your views. 

There are two forums scheduled:

Date:                     Wednesday April 27
Time:                     3:30 – 5:00pm
Location:              McKenzie 375

Date:                     Wednesday May 4
Time:                     3:30 – 5:00pm
Location:              McKenzie 375

We would like candid participation from as many as possible in order to gather the most useful feedback.

Please note, in order for your comments to make it in the official record, participants will be required to sign their name into a log.  Nonetheless, the committee will not attach comments to a particular individual in our report and will treat the information shared in the open forum the same manner as Promotion and Tenure documents.  The objective of the forum is to engage in open conversation so that the committee can record the general sentiments consistent with a performance review and synthesize themes of strengths and areas in need of improvement.

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2 Responses to VP Russ Tomlin open forum:

  1. Anonymous says:

    Dog remarks once again.

    How come we can have a duckid filtered procedure for voting on election to UO senate while at the same time we need a required signed surveymonkey device to vote on Tomlin’s performance.?

    some please explain that to this old dog

  2. Anonymous says:

    Because Larry Singell and the Tomlin review committee put together the survey on the quick to ensure the faculty and staff had at least some opportunity to give input.

    The UO administration did not support this effort or give them any help, but this is a lot better than anything that has ever been done before in terms of getting feedback.

    But now the precedent is set, and that’s huge.

    In the end of course, Tomlin will get reappointed for another two years and get a fat raise.