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What sorts of MOUs and dollars have our Deans extracted from the budget?

No one takes the job of Dean without getting some promises from the Provost about money and hiring, in writing. What sort of deals? Let’s find out:

From: Bill Harbaugh <[email protected]>
Subject: Public records request, MOU’s with Deans
Date: April 1, 2020 at 12:43:49 AM PDT
To: Lisa Thornton <[email protected]>
Cc: Provost Patrick Phillips <[email protected]>, Patrick Phillips <[email protected]>

Dear Ms Thornton –

This is a public records request for copies of any MOU’s or similar agreements currently in effect between UO Deans and Colleges (and the Knight Campus) and UO’s central administration, regarding the distribution of University funds, the forgiving of past internal debts, or the allocation of faculty or OA positions.

As an example of the sort of document I am requesting, I attach this 2014 agreement between former Provost Coltrane and former Law Dean Michale Moffitt.

I ask for a fee waiver on the basis of public interest in the expenditure of public funds.

I am ccing Provost Phillips, as his office should have these agreements at hand, and should be able to provide them without your office’s usual fees and delays.


Bill Harbaugh
[email protected]

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