After initially arguing that the search policy that the Senate developed and Pres Schill adopted as UO Policy was “just advisory”, Woodruff-Borden has, after the expenditure of much effort and time by the Senate leadership, United Academics (who filed a grievance) and many others, finally been brought to her senses and has accepted that there will have to be a do-over.
Oh wait, not a do-over. I forgot that our Johnson Hall leaders don’t make mistakes. Instead the search has only been “paused”:
From:[email protected] <[email protected]> on behalf of CHC Deans Office <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 9:22:40 AM
To:[email protected] <[email protected]>
Subject: chcfacstaff CHC Dean Search Update
Sent on behalf of Janet Woodruff-Borden, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President
Dear Honors College colleagues:
First, thanks to those of you who engaged with the candidates brought forward for the deanship of the Clark Honors College, and for providing input about your experience with each during the process.
Upon considering feedback and concerns related to the search process and the limited pool of candidates, we have decided to pause on the search until the 2023-24 academic year. This will allow the opportunity to broaden the search committee and to launch a national search that will bring a larger pool of applicants, which may include both internal and external candidates.
Again, thank you for your engagement in this process. We will follow back up with the honors college community in the fall.
Janet Woodruff-Borden, PhD
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President
202 Johnson Hall
1258 University of Oregon | Eugene, OR 97403
this almost makes me want to join the union.
To make Richard Taylor collateral damage is disgusting in this farce of university leadership. This whole thing is dirty, dirty, dirty. If the University would have done the correct and right thing with the Title IX case, which was never going to happen, this debacle could have been avoided.