Diane Dietz has the story in the RG, here: (whoops, link fixed)
University of Oregon interim President Scott Coltrane on Wednesday outlined his plan to keep top UO faculty from getting picked off by wealthier universities — in the wake of two high-profile departures to the University of Chicago earlier this fall.
Coltrane told the academic and student affairs committee of the UO Board of Trustees that he has a new faculty retention plan.
“We lost those two to the University of Chicago,” he said. “We lost somebody to Missouri. We lost actually four or five to Penn State — one to the University of Florida, one to the country of Norway.”
In total, over the past four years, competing institutions have poached 25 tenured or tenure-track UO faculty.
… The hardest items to match when marauding universities (sic) knock is laboratory space, instruments and more research graduate students.
Salaries aren’t the problem, Coltrane said. “Professors’ salaries are just not that high. We can often match the salary,” he said.
Really? I thought the well was dry, especially now that our new interim VP for Research Brad Shelton is at the trough with the other JH admins.