As posted on the Senate website, here:
Obviously, this is an important foundational document for our new system of governance, and it has direct implications to the shared governance work of the Senate and its constituencies. Yet none of us among those constituencies was aware of or had read this document until the Board’s agenda was made public this Monday. Thus it would be both helpful and a sign of good will if we were to be given some time to collect our input and provide it to you. I’m confident that the input will make this a better foundational document, and that the process of inviting our input will serve as a very positive first interaction between the Board and the campus community.
These are the comments Paris read to the UO Board last Friday about GC Randy Geller’s attempted power grab. UO Board faculty rep Susan Gary (Law) helped write Randy’s “Delegation of Authority” policy. But Gary never told Paris, the Senate, or the faculty about it. WTF?
After hearing the careful explanation of John Bonine (Law) the board rejected Geller’s proposal, and instead approved this placeholder motion, while agreeing to consult with the Senate on a replacement.
I’ll keep you updated on developments. Or you can check out the official report on “Around the O”, which reads like something from the North Korean Office of Strategic Communications.