Article 4: Past Practices

1 December 13 and 14, 2012
6 Section 1. All practices and policies concerning terms and conditions of employment,
7 including all policies, resolutions, and legislation approved by the University Senate, in
8 effect on the date this Agreement is executed which affect faculty shall be maintained for
9 the period of this Agreement, unless modified by this Agreement or by mutual consent.
11 Section 2. Any ambiguities between past practices, as herein defined, and other Articles
12 of this Agreement shall be resolved in favor of such other Articles.
14 Section 3. In the event that the Administration grants an increase in benefits to any
15 employees not covered by this agreement, such increase shall be provided to faculty as
16 well. There shall be no reduction in benefits during the term of this Agreement.

Article 3: Shared Governance

1 December 13 and 14, 2012
6 Preamble
7 Oregon state law, the University of Oregon’s original Charter and Constitution, as well as
8 long-established practice recognize the vital role of shared governance between the
9 University Senate and the Administration, both in setting priorities and making policy on
10 academic matters and as a guarantee of the freedom upon which excellence in higher
11 education depends. Although United Academics, as the elected and certified bargaining
12 agent, retains the exclusive right to reach agreement on the terms and conditions of
13 employment for members of the bargaining unit, the parties recognize the necessity of a
14 collegial governance system for faculty and of the University Senate’s authority to
15 legislate in matters of academic concern. It is mutually desirable that the collegial system
16 of governance, as established in the Constitution of December 15, 2011, be maintained
17 and strengthened so that faculty will have a mechanism and procedure, independent of
18 the collective bargaining process, for legislating in all academic matters.
20 Section 1. The faculty, acting through the University Senate, Senate Committees, unit
21 committees, and in accordance with the UO Constitution, Senate Bylaws, and the
22 University Senate Policy on Policies is responsible for the review and establishment of
23 policy in issues that relate to academic matters as commonly understood in higher
24 education, as specified in the University Senate Constitution and Bylaws, subject to the
25 approval processes therein specified. These issues include, but are not limited to:
26 a. all curricular matters, including the course of study, materials used, class size,
27 and establishment, dissolution and substantial changes of degree programs
28 b. admissions standards and prerequisites
29 c. research and scholarship
30 d. requirements for regular certificates and degrees
31 e. regulations regarding attendance, examinations, grading, evaluation student of
32 performance, scholastic standing and honors
33 f. teaching methods and quality
34 g. professional standards and criteria for positions accorded academic rank
35 h. other academic matters referred to it by the Board of Higher Education, the
36 university administration, the faculty of a school, college, department, Extension
37 or the Libraries or other members of the university community
38 i. approval of the academic calendar prepared by the Registrar
39 j. unit committees
40 k. the regulations concerning and the awarding of honorary degrees
42 Section 2. The faculty, acting through the University Senate and Senate Committees, unit
43 committees, and in accordance with the UO Constitution, Senate Bylaws, and the 2 December 13 and 14, 2012
1 University Senate Policy on Policies shall review, recommend, and participate in the
2 formulation of all other policy relating to matters of concern to the university community
3 including, but not limited to:
4 a. institutional priorities
5 b. the allocation and utilization of the university’s human, fiscal and physical
6 resources
7 c. academic organization, including the establishment or elimination of colleges
8 and departments and the reorganization of the general university and college
9 academic structure
10 d. admissions procedures and quotas
11 e.. student financial aid and tuition
12 f.. the library, the academic computing center, instrumentation and model
13 facilities, audiovisual center, university bookstore, the museum, supporting
14 services, etc. as they affect scholarly activities and research
15 g. administrative procedures and organizational structures
16 h.. the appointment, review, and promotion of academic and policy-level
17 administrative officers, including all those at the budget management level whose
18 functions are university-wide
19 i. the selection of the President of the University, Provost and Vice Presidents
20 whenever those offices become vacant or are created
21 j. donations of money and other resources to the university
22 k. the distribution of unrestricted funds made available to the university for
23 discretionary allocation in support of research or scholarly work
25 Section 3.  Departments or other traditional governance structures (unit) shall have an
26 active and significant role in academic matters as defined in Sections 1 and 2 of this
27 Article. The faculties of the colleges and departments shall make their own constitutions
28 and bylaws by which to conduct their respective governance responsibilities. Such
29 bylaws shall be subject to review and approval by appropriate dean or Vice President.
31 (a) The faculty members of each department/unit, by majority vote, shall establish
32 bylaws, which must pass Administrative review. Governance in the
33 departments/units shall be conducted in accordance with their respective bylaws,
34 which shall be filed with the appropriate academic administrators and posted on
35 the department/unit web sites.
37 (b) The bylaws of each department/unit shall include procedures for faculty
38 members to share significantly in unit-related governance responsibilities as
39 defined in Sections 1 and 2 of this Article, including but not limited to program
40 review; department/unit review; department/unit reorganization; development of
41 criteria for tenure, promotion, and merit salary increases; curricular matters
42 including class sizes, courses of study, major/minor/certificate requirements;
43 selection of department heads and/or chairs and certain other academic 3 December 13 and 14, 2012
1 administrators; procedures for amending bylaws; charges, powers and
2 responsibilities of governance committees; make-up of committees, including
3 numbers of TTF, NTTF, students, administrators, and others where appropriate;
4 process for electing committee members; clear guidelines that delineate what
5 matters committees can decide on and what matters require full-faculty vote;
6 procedures for faculty voting; and other matters of professional concern.
8 Nothing in this Article shall be construed as abridging traditional rights of self-
9 governance of departments/units, to the extent those rights are exercised in accordance
10 with the statutes and policies of the university and with this Agreement.
12 Section 4. No faculty member will be subject to discrimination, discipline or termination
13 resulting from participation in the system of shared governance.

Faculty Union Proposals Master Page

Note – not yet active!

UA Preamble – December 13, 2012

UA Article 1: Recognition – December 13, 2012

UA Article 2: Academic Ranks – December 13, 2012

UA Article 3: Shared Governance – December 13, 2012

UA Article 4: Past Practices – December 13, 2012

UA Article 7: Academic Freedom – December 14, 2012

UA Article 8: Non-Discrimination – December 13, 2012

UA Article 9: Contracts – December 13, 2012

UA Article 10: Workload – December 13, 2012

UA Article 11: Academic Staffing Ratios – December 14, 2012

UA Article 12: NTTF Evaluation and Promotion – December 13, 2012

UA Article 13: Tenure Review and Promotion – December 14, 2012

UA Article 14: Promotion and Tenure Denial Grievance – December 14, 2012

UA Article 15: Grievance Procedure – December 14, 2012

UA Article 16: Arbitration – December 14, 2012

UA Article 17: Consultation – December 14, 2012

UA Article 24: Leaves – December 14, 2012

UA Article 27: Class Size – December 14, 2012

UA Article 28: Faculty Handbook – December 14, 2012

UA Article 30: Overhead Policy and Transparency – December 14, 2012

UA Article 32: Sabbatical – December 14, 2012

UA Article 34: Facilities and Support – December 14, 2012

UA Article 36: Strike, Lockout – December 14, 2012

UA Article 37: Separability – December 14, 2012

UA Article 38: Jury Duty – December 14, 2012

UA Article 39: Distribution of Agreement – December 14, 2012

Preamble UAUO CBA 2012


5 This Agreement, entered into as of the date of ratification, is between the State of 
6 Oregon, acting by and through the Oregon State Board of Higher Education on behalf of 
7 the University of Oregon, herein referred to as Administration, and United Academics, 
8 American Association of University Professors – American Federation of Teachers, AFL-
9 CIO, herein referred to as Union. 
10 The intent and purpose of this Agreement is to ensure that working conditions allow all 
11 faculty to pursue excellence and innovation in education, research and service at the 
12 University of Oregon and both to uphold the mission of the University of Oregon and 
13 strengthen civil society through a vibrant system of public education. The parties 
14 recognize that good faith collective bargaining is a means of achieving this purpose and 
15 that such collaboration will contribute to the interests of the University of Oregon. 

IAAF doc dump

12/20/2015 – to be updated.

The promise of $40M in Oregon public money to support IAAF championship:

Video of Lananna and Track Town supporters making their bid presentation for 2019 to Lamine Diack and the IAAF. Kitzhaber promising “as much as $40M dollars to support your championships”:

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Some emails regarding that promise:

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Kitzhaver guarantee to Diack201409

Knight donation to Kitzhaber

UO’s Hans Bernhard forwarding Kitzhaber’s updated letter for the 2015 bid package:

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The letter: 2.6.15_Diack

UO’s Hans Bernhard’s presentation to the UO Board of Trustees, pledging that *UO* will make getting this $40M for a track meet one of it’s highest legislative priorities for the Oregon legislative session that starts 2/1/2016. The claim is that this will not be a trade-off for money to support UO’s academic side. Sure it won’t:

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UO Foundation CEO Paul Weinhold pledging his foundation will make good any shortfalls:

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Boston mayor bails on Olympic bid after reporters uncover similar shenanigans:

“This is a commitment I cannot make without assurances that Boston and its residents will be protected,” Walsh said. “I refuse to mortgage the future of the city away. I refuse to put Boston on the hook for overruns. And I refuse to commit to signing a guarantee that uses taxpayer dollars to pay for the Olympics.”…

Some misc pdfs:

Lananna contract NCAA outside income

DOJ Track Town 990 2014

DOJ Track Town 990 2015


$2.4 million on administrator offices

While UO can’t find room to house its new students, classrooms to teach them in, or offices for the faculty, UO’s VP for Finance Frances Dyke recently made the tough call to spend $2.4 million renovating and remodeling administrative suites in Johnson Hall. Where do you think her office is?

Money quote: “Funding was set aside from the Capital Repair budget that I manage for these repairs.” So where did the rest of the $2.4 million come from?

From: Frances Dyke
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:43 PM
Subject: Johnson Hall Projects

Here is the information you requested on the Johnson Hall renovations as summarized by the project managers. Just a few notes to help you decipher this: Suite 3 is on the west side of the ground floor. Suite 7 is on the east side of the ground floor. One thing that is not mentioned in the narrative below is that the bathroom renovation on the south side of the second floor upgraded a bathroom to meet accessibility standards. Until this project was finished the only accessible bathroom was on the ground level.

We have been working on 7 different projects in Johnson Hall over the last year.

The initial project was a heating system renovation, as the system in the building was failing, terribly inefficient, and ineffective. A study was done regarding this project 4 years ago. Funding was set aside from the Capital Repair budget that I manage for these repairs.

The project was defined as a two-phase project. The first being the basement, the second phase included the top two floors. These were set up as two separate contracts as initially the timing for these projects was conceived to be a year apart. They ended up being separated by less time as the second-floor renovation occurred which made it far more cost-effective to incorporate the timing of the HVAC upgrade at the same time as the second-floor renovation so no newly replaced finishes would be damaged with the addition of a new heating system which will now be enrolled in a UHVAC services program to prevent long-term maintenance issues. It took a major coordination effort on the part of a couple of my project managers, but it worked out very well.

The second floor renovation project was driven by a need to more efficiently layout the second floor, and re-organize it to fit the structure of the departments that were located on that floor. This project incorporated all of our current sustainable practices in lighting, finishes, HVAC controls, etc.

The Suite 3 and Suite 7 renovations were requested by different departments to better organize their spaces, which enabled the creation of new work stations. These new work stations are more private as well and a step forward in our attempt to stop identity theft in the workplace. This work was undertaken while the space was empty for the HVAC renovation. Again this created the opportunity for efficiency based upon the fact that there was not an additional loss of productivity for another departmental move. As well, we had put significant effort into coordinating multiple commercial contractors in this space to create the most cost effective renovation effort possible. Some of the work in this area ended up being completed slower than was desired due to some delays in the design and permitting process.

While we had a large portion of the building affected by the construction we installed a fire sprinkler system in the building. Johnson Hall has been high on the priority list for a long time. As it holds many critical records for the campus, it has long needed this system installed. We were able to install this system within the building without creating a significant increased impact to the users.

We also made a modification to the telecommunication closet within the building. This was an issue that was partially brought on by a necessary relocation driven by the second floor project, the other was that the existing closet was far below the standards of other campus systems so the opportunity was taken by the telecommunication department to upgrade the system to current standards.

The funding for the projects is as indicated below.

Basement HVAC Replacement Project (Cap Repair)

Project Budget $ 800,000
Current Expenditures $ 694,489
Projected Costs $ 716,111

1st and 2nd Floor HVAC Replacement Project (Cap Repair)

Project Budget $ 511,000
Current Expenditures $ 431,438
Projected Costs $ 445,098

2nd Floor Renovation Project

Project Budget $ 799,015
Current Expenditures $ 623,885
Projected Costs $ 704,265

Suite 3 Renovation

Project Budget $ 134,280
Current Expenditures $ 92,934
Projected Costs $ 115,477

Suite 7 Renovation

Project Budget $ 98,645
Current Expenditures $ 70,244
Projected Costs $ 90,957

Fire Sprinkler Installation/Alarm Upgrade (Cap Repair)

Project Budget $ 310,000
Current Expenditures $ 170,504
Projected Costs $ 218,952

Telecommunication Closet Upgrade

Project Budget $ 135,000
Current Expenditures $ 116,100
Projected Costs $ 128,691



Frances L. Dyke
CFO and Vice President for Finance and Administration