Senate motions on faculty input for admin reviews and hiring
9/23/2012. Here’s an outline, suggestions welcome. Note that there are now two separate motions. Also see the comments and the discussion at http://pages.uoregon.edu/uosenate/dirsen/1_15_97mins.html for a previous Senate effort at this.
1) A motion to ensure faculty and Senate input into the hiring of executive administrators:
The UO Senate requests that the UO administration work with the Senate and the FAC to develop procedures to ensure faculty input into the hiring of executive administrators, including the Provost, Vice Provosts and Vice Presidents, Deans, General Counsel, members of the “Executive Leadership Team” and others with direct reports to the President or Provost. Procedures should be designed for regular searches, interim appointments, and “special assistant to the provost” TRP type appointments.
2) A motion to ensure faculty and Senate input into performance reviews of executive administrators
a) Ensure that a regular schedule of three year major “360” performance reviews of executive administrators is publicly posted and followed. These reviews will include procedures to collect and incorporate input from faculty, OAs, staff, and students and other interested parties where appropriate.
b) Develop a plan to schedule “catchup” performance reviews for those administrators who have not had such major reviews within the past three years, with these catchup reviews to be complete by June 1, 2013. (Might have to stagger these, apparently there will be a lot of catchup!)
c) Make summary reports to the Senate on the outcome of these reviews, to the extent allowed by Oregon’s public records law exemptions.
Michigan State’s policy on searches is available here
, UO’s policy on reviews is here
, but it is vague and is more honored in the breach than the observance. I remember sitting down with Lariviere 2 years ago and asking when he was going to give the faculty a chance to participate in an evaluation of Bean. I sat on the FAC for the past two years, and from what I know faculty input has only been formally incorporated in the recent reviews of Don Harris and Russ Tomlin.