New Prez Karl Scholz’s first act will be to raise GTFF and faculty pay to national norms!

Just kidding, his first act will be to give a huge raise to the football coach. James Crepea has the story in the Oregonian, here:

Lanning signed a six-year, $29.1 million in December 2022. He earned $4.6 million in salary last season, plus $100,000 for winning nine regular season games and $100,000 for appearing in the Holiday Bowl. His existing contract called for his salary to increase to $4.7 million this year and increase by $100,000 in each subsequent year.

Our Trustees are hiding the terms of the new deal, but they’ll be posted here, maybe even before the meeting on July 27.

Comparisons of UO faculty salaries to our AAU comparators are here. Full Professors are now down to 80% of the AAU public university average. Full Econ salaries are 71% – not that I’m an economist.

Thanks to an administrator at Oregon’s flagship university for alerting me to this meeting. I’m on the Board’s meeting notification listserv, but must have missed the announcement.

Go Ducks!

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11 Responses to New Prez Karl Scholz’s first act will be to raise GTFF and faculty pay to national norms!

  1. honest Uncle Gangsta says:

    80%. shit ho-ho! UO does not even pretend to try anymore. The faculty is weirdly quiescent. The union? Admin? Trustees? Even Phil Knight does not pretend to have any class these days! Remember when the Bach Festival was a big deal? At least UO Alert works.Yeah?

  2. Fishwrapper says:

    If only there were some method or indicator by which one could glean a sense of institutional mission priorities and values…

    • UO Matters says:

      In grad school I was taught that the rule is to ignore what people do and instead listen to what they say. Or something like that.

  3. Mike says:

    Football U. Becomes more so every day. YOU GO, SHORSEY!

  4. Thedude says:

    Meanwhile the deans will district us with more wellness surveys and dei trainings instead of focusing on the one thing that helps the quality of life of faculty….$.

  5. Puddles says:

    The PAC-12 is collapsing and you think he should worry about the professors? You are clueless.

  6. OMA says:

    Your comment fired off some random neurons…

    When The PAC collapses and all those hundred bands from ESPN et al. stop flowing…

    Who is gonna pay for this, and everything else (like NIL)?

    Unless Unkle Phil gets UO invited to a NOT WAC conference out under the Big Sky–$hit is goina get bad.

  7. Fishwrapper says:

    I look forward to seeing the 2025 Pac-Mountain conference schedule. No doubt, there will still be a media deal lacking…

  8. Thedude says:

    His first act was actually for us to join the Big ten.

    Who cares about faculty salaries or retention.

    Go ducks!

  9. honest Uncle Gangsta says:

    News Flash! It’s even bigger than that! So big they saved it for Fri afternoon. So big, it’s a 10!