Statutory Faculty meeting, MAC court, 2:45 – 5PM Wed 11/30/2011

11/29/2011: Dear Statutory Faculty and UO Community:

There will be a STATUTORY FACULTY meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) Nov. 30 from 3:10 to 5 pm in MAC COURT.  The meeting will be preceded by a 10-minute University Senate meeting. We strongly encourage all statutory faculty* to participate and warmly invite the UO community to observe. …. Statutory Faculty are kindly requested to arrive at 2:45 pm to ensure that everyone is signed in prior to the beginning of the meeting.

The tentative agenda for the meeting is:

Statutory Faculty Assembly Tentative Agenda – Nov. 30, 2011
Mac Court 3:10 – 5:00 pm

3:10 pm  1. Call to Order
  1.1 Introductory Remarks, Robert Kyr
  1.2 Introductory Remarks, Chancellor Pernsteiner
  1.3 Remarks by other distinguished guests
  1.4 Question and Answer Period

4:00 pm 2. New Business
  2.1 Motion President Lariviere
  2.2 Motion for a Process with State Board for the Creation of a local UO Board
  2.3 Motion for a State Board Review of Chancellor Pernsteiner’s contract

5:00 pm 3. Adjournment

The Senate President Robert Kyr and the Senate Executive Committee deeply appreciate your commitment to campus governance and to the future of our University.

*”Statutory Faculty” is defined as the body of professors consisting of the University President, tenure-related officers of instruction, career non-tenure-track officers of instruction, and tenured senior officers of instruction.

The meeting will be streamed live, http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/2010/12/22/senate-live/

The Statutory Faculty Assembly exercises the authority granted to it in 1872, when the Oregon Legislature first decreed that the “president and professors constitute the faculty” of UO “and as such have the immediate government and discipline” of the University.  (Now Oregon Revised Statutes 352.010.)

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9 Responses to Statutory Faculty meeting, MAC court, 2:45 – 5PM Wed 11/30/2011

  1. Anonymous says:

    I so appreciate you streaming this, as I cannot get to Mac tomorrow.

    I am a Eugene, Oregon native (from a True ‘Legacy from Harrisburg!)
    If anyone cares to read my statement aloud tomorrow, that would be wonderful, but truly, I had to let my feelings known.

    I am hopeful that anyone who watches this live cast will see yet again, how eloquent, well spoken, SINCERE & TRUE people are that support and believe, not only in our school, but also the college town of Eugene.

    I am proud of Dr. Lariviere, Coach Kelly and others who go ‘against the grain’ to show our young adults the ‘Right Way’ to succeed in life-By being true to ‘truth’, You can excel in all your dreams of education, art, science, architecture, law, theatre, athletics, and so much more-But most of, You can excel in LIFE- The most valuable lesson you can learn while at the U of O is INTEGRITY.
    And Believe me having ‘Integrity’ is not something you can buy ‘bottled’ or ‘have’ simply by hanging a teamwork ‘INTEGRITY sign’ behind your desk. You have to ‘Walk the Walk’. That is what our ‘Life Teachers’ at the U of O have been doing. <3 Native Oregonian Girl-Five Generations Strong and counting. <3 Jewel in Eugene

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, I bet this will do the trick! Play that fiddle hard, boy! Wait, what’s that smell?

  3. Anonymous says:

    What does Oregon AFT have to say about this corporate action?

  4. Anonymous says:

    “I am proud of Dr. Lariviere, Coach Kelly and others who go ‘against the grain’ to show our young adults the ‘Right Way’ to succeed in life-By being true to ‘truth’, You can excel in all your dreams of education, art, science, architecture, law, theatre, athletics, and so much more-But most of, You can excel in LIFE- The most valuable lesson you can learn while at the U of O is INTEGRITY…”

    So…being insubordinate to those in authority over you, lying to them (telling them he would back off on advocating for some of his ideas and then doing it anyway) and misleading them (telling them he would not give raises and then secretly doing it anyway), is integrity and truth? Wow. I hope you will rethink this post. I am sure you did not teach your children that they should defy their bosses and lie and mislead anyone, especially those in authority over them.

    I get the fact that most of the UO community agreed with RL’s ideas and his plans for UO. I get that many/most of the UO community are very…no…EXTREMELY upset that the board canned him. I get that many/most of the UO community disagree with the board’s and the governor’s goals with respect to higher education in Oregon. I get the fact that many/most of the UO community do not like that UO is governed by the state board. I get that you do not appreciate/like/respect the Chancellor. I can agree that bold leadership and fresh ideas are needed. I can agree that the current system is broken. What I do not get is that there is little/no intellectual honesty on display here acknowledging that there is another side to this issue. The facts are that the board is statutorily responsible (it’s the law) to govern OUS; the Chancellor has the statutory authority (it’s the law) as the OUS CEO; the UO statutorily a part of OUS (it’s the law); RL did not follow the clear directives of those in authority over him. He was given several chances to change his way and HE chose not to; HE chose to push it to this point and HE decided not to part ways in a more amiable manner. Mr. Kelly on the board challenged RL to acknowledge his responsibility for this situation, and he did not. If he had the integrity that the poster ascribes to him, he would have, because it is clear that he could have avoided this situation, continued to lead UO and fight WITHIN the organization for his ideas. Shame on anyone that cannot show integrity and intellectual honesty and acknowledge that RL shared responsibility for this situation and to put some of the blame on him.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I believe you have accurately described the bases for a reasonable belief that the man acted out of integrity rather than self-interest. He put the interests of the entity for which he was responsible – by his lights – ahead of his personal job security or capitulation.

  6. Anonymous says:

    “I believe you have accurately described the bases for a reasonable belief that the man acted out of integrity rather than self-interest. He put the interests of the entity for which he was responsible – by his lights – ahead of his personal job security or capitulation.”

    Unbelievable…and sad.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The Devil went down to Eugene.
    He was looking for a soul to steal.
    He was in a bind because he was way behind,
    and he was looking to make a deal.

  8. Anonymous says:

    No, we are sick of being governerned by an OSU-timber board. Where Is the outrage over OSU salary increases? Is the OSU president on the verge of being fired for that? We are sick of being underfunded by the state. We are sick of having a lame board that has presided over the decline of funding for higher education. Pernsteiner promised today he would do something about that funding. Too late Georgie you have had years to fix this, but have done nothing. State boards are an antiquated anachronism. My local elementary school doesn’t have a state board. My local community college doesn’t have a state board.

    Time to evaporate the board. Time to evaporate Pernsteiner.

  9. Anonymous says:

    You might go ask the governor if those raises were secret. He was told. He chooses to lie about it. You bet the system is broken. And the person that lacks integrity is our governor.