President Gottfredson has passed the public records buck to Dave Hubin, who has passed it to a committee. It’s a mixed bag of appointees, mostly administrators, ranging from apathetic to obviously conflicted to excellent. None have recent experience making public records requests to UO.
Their charge – or at least the part of it Hubin is willing to make public – is limited to questions about the FAQ on the Public Records website. Tell me you are joking Dave.
I wonder what this “Advisory Group” will do if they get information about violations of Oregon public records law by the PR or General Counsel’s office?
From: David Hubin
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 1:48 PM
To: Barbara Altmann; Dietrich Belitz; John Bonine; Julie Brown; ASUO President; Renee Irvin; Orca Merwin; Jennifer O’Neal; Allie O’Connor; Craig Pintens; Kim Sheehan; Greg Stripp; ‘[email protected]‘; Timothy Gleason; ‘[email protected]‘
Cc: President Gottfredson; Public Record Requests; Deanna Heying
Subject: FW: The Membership and Meeting Plans for the Public Records Administrative Advisory Group
November 1, 2012
TO: Members of the Public Records Administrative Advisory Group:
Barbara Altman, Professor, Romance Languages
Dietrich Belitz, Professor, Physics
John Bonine, Professor, Law
Julie Brown, Senior Director of Media Relations
Laura Hinman, ASUO President
Renee Irvin, Professor, Public Policy Planning and Management
Orca Merwin, Research Contracts Officer
Jennifer O’Neal, University Historian and Archivist
Allie O’Connor, Senior Contracts Manager
Craig Pintens, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Public Relations
Kim Sheehan, Professor, Journalism
Greg Stripp, Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration
Jaime Tryon, Transfer Articulation Specialist, Registrar
Tim Gleason, Dean, School of Journalism and Communication (or designe)
TBA, Dean, School of Law (or designe)
FROM: Dave Hubin, Senior Assistant to the President
Thank you for agreeing to serve on the new Administrative Advisory Group. Your advice to our Public Records Office on the administrative functions associated with fulfilling our responsibilities will be valuable.
I anticipate that the group will meet once per term, with our first meeting in early December. The Office of the President will send you a “doodle calendar” with some possible dates and times for you to indicate your availability. Prior to our first meeting, I will send you an agenda and some materials related to our Public Records procedures. Public Records Officer Lisa Thornton and I will also be sharing information on how comparator public institutions within the AAU approach their public records services, as well as the approaches of sister institutions within OUS, and other public agencies within the state.
I encourage you to become familiar with our Public Records Office website http://publicrecords.uoregon.edu/. As you examine the website, I ask you to consider questions such as:
· Is the site clear in its portrayal of the Public Records Office’s mission?
· How can we make the online resources more complete and useful? For example, is there a pattern to requests that suggests certain types of information in offices and units could be posted proactively?
· Are there additional topics or questions that we should address in the FAQ’s?
Lisa and I look forward to working with you and to your counsel.
David R. Hubin, Ph.D.
Senior Assistant to the President
University of Oregon