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Bean to "return to the faculty". Search committee announced.

4/4/2013: Faculty? Strange, I don’t see Jim Bean’s name on the list of faculty teaching B-School classes this fall. Didn’t we pay him $200K to take a sabbatical last year, so he could prepare for his return to teaching? His faculty appointment is for $186K a year. We’re currently paying him $331K (includes beamer) to serve as interim provost. I’m guessing we’ll be paying him the $331K next year, and he won’t teach a single course. Then he’ll get put on TRP at his provost’s salary. No worries, Jamie Moffitt has plenty of reserves set aside for Johnson Hall administrative pork.

But the good news is that Gottfredson has sort of followed the procedures in the Senate resolution for a new Provost search. Not clear if this committee will also help find an interim provost, as called for in the motion, or how transparent that process will be. Honestly, there are not a lot of credible candidates for interim provost. But wait, Gottfredson’s still got Lorraine on the payroll!

Comments welcome.

Dear Colleagues, 

As previously announced, Senior Vice President and Provost Jim Bean will return to the faculty on July 1. I am pleased to announce the Selection Advisory Committee for Provost (see below), a group that will begin work immediately on this national search. The committee will be assisted by a search firm and staffed by central administration.
The committee will help develop the position description and will work with the search firm to build and evaluate a strong pool of candidates. That process will include opportunity for the campus community and external stakeholders to provide input on key qualities and characteristics of our next provost, as well as to suggest nominees.
Shortly, we will announce plans to fill the provost position for the interim period after July 1, 2013. 

I want to thank the committee members for their willingness to serve in this important capacity, the UO Senate and Faculty Advisory Committee leadership for providing consultation, and Professor Alec Murphy who has agreed to chair the committee. 

Michael Gottfredson
April 2013
Prof. Alec Murphy, chair, CAS geography
Prof. Krista Chronister, College of Education
Prof. Karen Ford, CAS English
Prof. Mark Johnson, CAS philosophy
Prof. Rob Kyr, School of Music and Dance, President of UO Senate
Prof. Michelle McKinley, School of Law
Prof. Robert Melnick, School of Architecture & Allied Arts
Abigaelle Mulligan, undergraduate student
Prof. Ken Prehoda, CAS chemistry
Lisa Raleigh, CAS Director of Communications
Prof. Eric Selker, CAS biology
Prof. Kim Sheehan, School of Journalism & Communication
Prof. Lynn Stephen, CAS anthropology, Director of CLLAS
Chuck Theobald, Info Tech Consultant, Lewis Center for Neuroimaging
Roger Thompson, VP for enrollment management
Prof. Mia Tuan, Assoc. Dean, Graduate School
Mark Watson, Associate University Librarian
Jenee Wilde, graduate student, CAS English and folklore
Lead committee staff:
Margaret Mahoney, Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration, Office of the Provost

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