3 Responses to Chuck Lillis and Trustees to grill Pres Schill and VPFA Moffitt on admin bloat

  1. Dog says:

    Always good to see data

    and once again, this data shows essentially Flat behavior for GE employees.

    Research Universities should not exhibit such flat behavior; maybe the Knight Campus will change all of that …?

  2. Anas clypeata says:

    It would be good to have two more columns for undergrad and graduate student counts. I don’t remember if it fits into this time period, but we had a recent (last 10-15 years) significant expansion of the student body.

    • Anas clypeata says:

      Thanks for the update with student counts. From 2010-11 to 2019-20, I see a 3% decrease in student count, 12% increase in faculty+librarians, 32% increase in OAs, and a 1% increase in classified staff (15% increase in OAs+classified combined).

      Two possibilities should explain most of this change:

      1. The university was playing “catch-up” in hiring after a 23% increase in student count from 2001-02 to 2010-11.

      2. Flat classified staff numbers and increasing OA numbers continue a long-standing trend, visible in the data for at least 20 years, of the UO administration eroding the power of the classified staff union, and the job security of its employees, by creating hundreds of OA positions that should, based on their job descriptions be classified staff positions. My recollection is that sometime around 2002, there were only 800 OAs and about the same number of classified staff that there are now, but a long-time union record-keeper (or the UO’s databases, if they go back that far) would be able to tell you for sure.