11/9/2012: Forgive me for bragging a bit: I want this in my service report for post-tenure review. Starting last fall I posted a series of stories on the UO athletic department’s overhead rate, using documents obtained with public records requests and petitions.
While athletics had originally been scheduled to pay 7%, instead they were only paying 3%. Eventually I traced this to a secret agreement between Dave Frohnmayer and his athletic director Pat Kilkenny, signed 2 weeks before Frohnmayer stepped down as Pres. Steve Duin had a good column about it in the Oregonian. Jamie Moffitt knew about this deal, but she and AD Rob Mullens kept the Senate IAC in the dark until the public records requests made her reveal it.
Bob Berdahl tried to shut down the IAC over these sorts of questions. But now UO has a new president, Mike Gottfredson, who has as of today gone up several points in my book, though not a full letter grade. OUS rules forbid overhead subsidies and require that overhead rates be established using an “auditable” procedure. So Moffitt had no choice but to revisit the calculations – especially with a president who wouldn’t look the other way. Today her report came out, here:
But this is a start. And a big payoff for UO’s academic side. So next time you hear Dave Hubin complaining about the $50,000 that my public records requests have supposedly cost UO – he still won’t let me see that list – ask him about the benefits.
What did Bean know,and when did he know it?
Nice. Almost enough to pay the startup to replace one of the science profs Espy just chased off.
Not to rain on your parade, but the $1.9 million they will now pay is barely enough to even cover Steve Stolps’s tutoring operation.
Dude, where did I leave that 0.555 million?
This is a good thing and congratulations due to everyone involved.
What’s the deal on housing?
Great work! Your 1% management fee is going to buy a lot of Lagavulin 16-year. (97 bottles to be exact.)
Thanks, I would indeed prefer to get my fee in liquid form, strictly for tax reasons of course.
Much congrats to UO Matters! Continue the muckraking.
That’s a lof of scotch!!! Great job!!