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Interim President Scott Coltrane demands respect from faculty

Last updated on 09/27/2014

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Mike Gottfredson wanted respect too. So he got Doug Blandy and Tim Gleason to demand that the faculty union CBA included a clause requiring that the faculty respect him. Then he had Blandy and Gleason and Randy Geller write this “open letter”, attacking me for blogging about him without due deference. Neither attempt worked out very well for our former President.

Scott Coltrane’s approach is a little different. From next week’s official schedule:

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This is basic good management stuff. It’s a testament to how long it’s been since we had common sense in Johnson Hall that it seems so extraordinary. And it works for me. You’ve commanded my respect, President Coltrane.

I’m not ready to shut down UO Matters, but its popularity depends on the river of lies, avarice, and mismanagement that’s come out of UO’s senior administration for so long. If that dries up, no one will bother to read this blog. Except Jim Bean and Lorraine Davis. They’ll be here forever. And faithful UO M reader and new UO Faculty Athletics Representative Tim Gleason, of course.

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  1. "The University" 09/26/2014

    Gottfredson was so bad that Coltrane can just schedule office hours and you’ll roll over for him?

    • Anonymous 09/26/2014

      Good question. And the philosophical hold of who actually is “the University” needs still to be addressed.

    • uomatters Post author | 09/26/2014

      Yes. That and the beads.

  2. PageHitsHo 09/26/2014

    Thats some pretty respectable hit count. I remember you got Around the O counts once. I wonder how they are doing these days. As they are the official mouthpiece of the O with all those overpaid PR lapdogs and washed weathermen, the O should have ten times the hits of UOM.

    I do not think UOM is rolling over. I think it is called positive feedback

  3. whatever 09/27/2014

    I like the beads!

  4. charlie 09/27/2014

    On Bourbon Street, you have to flash in order to get beads. Wonder what this guy had to do to get his?

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