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Sac State stalls release of Jim Bean’s second consulting contracts

11/6/2014 update: What a surprise. Jim Bean’s got *two* consulting gigs to top off his UO salary. And the Sacramento State University Counsel, Jill Peterson, is trying to use $2.20 in fees to delay the release of documents on Bean’s contract there. Must be some good stuff in those docs:

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10/26/2014: Jim Bean takes 2 days a week off from teaching for consulting work

Sort of. Despite his sabbatical application claims, Bean hasn’t yet taught a class. He is apparently still on the UO payroll though:

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Last we heard, this job entailed getting paid $240K or so for writing up the Sports Product Design “Cluster of Excellence” proposal. To top that off, he’s got a consulting gig as co-director of a $500K project for Florida State and FAMU:

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This proposal submitted by the “Collaborative Brain Trust” consulting group says Bean is committed to working 2 days a week on this project. (Yes, of course Bean’s drinking buddy John Moseley is also part of the brain trust, along with Dan Williams. At least Lorraine Davis is too smart for this one. And check the drink receipts in the footnote below before sending that threatening defamation letter, boys.)

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And indeed, it seems like Bean’s got a busy fall:

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This might cause a little trouble for our former Interim Provost, as UO policy allows only 1 day in 7 for consulting work.

Oh yeah – drink receipts here. A martini and $100 in wine:

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  1. haha 10/27/2014

    So how come you never noticed, that Bean has a B.S. degree….

    • Cynic 10/27/2014

      Two days a week? What about the one day in seven rule? perhaps he is taking unpaid leave for one of the days to comply with one in seven?

      • cynic2 10/27/2014

        Well, one day is spent navigating an online writing course to further his sustainable communication abilities (read: development of a beangram template for administrators and other double-speakers) and provide job opportunities for some unwitting interns to keep his papers straight.

  2. Missing those Beangrams 10/27/2014

    For FSU’s sake lets hope this contract doesn’t involve calculating percentages.

  3. LCB 11/06/2014

    $2.20 is about $500,002.20 more than Jim Bean’s advice is worth. On the other hand we desperately some laughs around here after paying your goddamn union dues, and 11 pages of Bean’s prose is sure to produce considerable mirth. So please pay this woman! I’ve put $20 in campus mail to cover her bill, and a dram of Caol Ila for your trouble. Don’t let your colleagues down on this one, Bill.

    • uomatters Post author | 11/06/2014

      I know what you’re paid. Make it $80 for the bottle, and you’ve got a deal.

  4. Anas Clypeata 11/06/2014

    There is absolutely no way you could make this stuff up.

    That said, if you’re making this stuff up, you deserve some kind of award from the people who give out making-stuff-up awards.

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