Committee formerly known as the Senate IAC to meet today at 3

Post-live blog:

I zoomed in for most of this. The most real part was Rob Mullens talking about possible NCAA cost-cutting measures. Cutting student-athlete scholarships was on the list, reducing the number of assistant coaches was not.

5/23/2020: The Senate turned this committee over to the President’s office back in 2016 or so, because Rob Mullens refused to work with it and as Senate Pres I was concerned that faculty might get in legal trouble for failing to regulate athletics, as happened at UNC.

Now it’s another toothless administrative group. Tune in to watch:

Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee

Zoom login info:
Meeting ID: 921 8771 0415

1. Update PAC12 work groups, fall planning — Rob Mullens

2. Academic successes/challenges in remote learning for student-athletes — Steve Stolp

3. Update on PAC12 Presidents Meeting/NIL & soliciting committee feedback/priorities —President Schill

Intercollegiate Athletics AC to meet at 9AM Tuesday on “Academic Integrity”

11/28/2017 sort of live blog:

Membership, from

Less than half the committee has bothered to show up. Rob Mullens, Lisa Peterson, Roger Thompson, and Dennis Galvan all seem to have better things to do.

Tim Gleason starts off with a rehash of the NCAA eligibility rules. This committee meets 6 times a year, and so far has spent most of each meeting reviewing the rules, instead of looking at data from UO student athletes, etc.

Right off the bat, Pres Schill, who seems to have his homework. catches Gleason – Mike Gottfredson’s pick for “Faculty Athletics Representative” – in a basic mistake about determination of academic misconduct with regard to the UNC case. Gleason starts backtracking.

Stolp, Gleason go on at length about what a great job they and the NCAA are doing. 36 minutes into the meeting and still nothing of substance.

1o minutes to go, they’re still talking about what a great job they do. Sorry, I’ve heard enough.

11/27/2017: In the Johnson Hall conference room. It’s a public meeting.

Lots of potentially troublesome matters to discuss, but if the past is any evidence this will be the usual set of softball questions followed by evasive answers from the administration’s “Faculty Athletics Representative” Tim Gleason, who doesn’t even have the contact information for the NCAA person in charge of taking faculty complaints – and who really, really hopes you’ll talk to him instead of the NCAA, so that he can investigate before deciding whether or not to tell the NCAA. Sure Tim.

On Sep 14, 2017, at 7:46 PM, UO Senate VP <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi Tim –

I’m writing to you in your role as UO’s NCAA FAR, to ask for your help in reporting a potential violation of the NCAA rules prohibiting differential academic treatment of student-athletes.

Specifically, I am looking for the name, address and phone number of the appropriate NCAA contact with whom to file such a report.


Bill Harbaugh
Economics Prof & Senate VP
University of Oregon

On ThursdaySep 14, 2017, at 9:57 PM, Tim Gleason <[email protected]> wrote:


It is the UO’s obligation to “to identify and report to the [NCAA] instances in which compliance has not been achieved” (2.8.1. Responsibility of the Institution).

I encourage you to share the information you have with me and with Jody Sykes, the UO Chief Compliance Officer so that the UO can fully investigate the circumstances and self-report any violation. It is our obligation to investigate; however absent more information we are unable to proceed. If there is a violation we will want to act immediately to correct the situation, so the sooner you can provide information the sooner we can move forward to correct any problem.

Of course, you are free to contact the NCAA enforcement staff directly.

All the best,


Tim Gleason
Professor of Journalism
Faculty Athletics Representative
Director, Ancil Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism

On Sep 14, 2017, at 10:00 PM, UO Senate VP <[email protected]> wrote:

Thanks Tim, how would I go about contacting the NCAA enforcement staff directly?

Please send me their contact information.

Bill Harbaugh

On ThursdaySep 14, 2017, at 10:16 PM, Tim Gleason <[email protected]> wrote:


The NCAA contact information on the website:
The National Collegiate Athletic Association
700 W. Washington Street
P.O. Box 6222
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6222
Phone: 317-917-6222
Fax: 317-917-6888

Tim Gleason

On Sep 14, 2017, at 10:19 PM, UO Senate VP <[email protected]> wrote:

Thanks Tim and Jody, but as I said I’m asking you for the name and the phone number of the appropriate NCAA person to report a potential UO violation to. Please send me that.

Bill Harbaugh

From: Tim Gleason <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: reporting a potential NCAA rules violation
Date: September 15, 2017 at 12:15:19 PM PDT
To: Senate Vice President <[email protected]>
Cc: Jody Sykes <[email protected]>


Anyone from the enforcement staff will be able to assist you. UO does not have a specific contact within the NCAA. As noted in earlier email, the most efficient and best way to address any potential violation would be for you to provide us with any relevant information so that we can investigate and self-report as appropriate.

Tim Gleason
Professor of Journalism
Faculty Athletics Representative
Director, Ancil Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism

Meanwhile Gleason – a journalism professor –  is refusing to share his public records about various athletic matters with reporters unless they pay him first.

$600K a year and Rob Mullens can’t even give UO a clean volleyball program?

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Perhaps he’s spending his time on Duck sports that pay him a bonus for “competing at the highest level of excellence.” Reporter Kenny Jacoby has the latest Duck athletic scandal in the Emerald, here:

Read the story for the really disturbing quotes, and a link to the courageous letter from UO’s former student-athletes. Here’s a snippet:

… [Former volleyball players] Crittenden and Kevorken said both talked to an athletic department official about their concerns in 2015 but Moore and Metro continued to coach.

… Crittenden said the purpose of her letter is not to “bash coaches,” but to tell the story she had previously kept quiet and encourage others to do the same. She said it’s time for athletic departments to stop being negligent when athletes come forward to them.

“I want other athletes who may be suffering in silence to know that their feelings are valid, their words are valid, and their stories matter,” she wrote.

Haylee Roberts, Canace Finley, Chloe Buckendahl and Maddie Magee were the other four players whose names and signatures appeared at the bottom of the letter to Schill and Mullens.

“We can rest easier knowing that the former coaches are no longer in a position to negatively impact young athletes and we no longer feel ashamed to identify ourselves as former Oregon Ducks,” they wrote.

This story came out just 30 minutes after the year’s second meeting of the President’s Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee. Athletics Director Rob Mullens and President Mike Schill sat across from each other. Faculty Athletics Representative Tim Gleason was missing. IAAC Chair Andy Karduna was there along with 2 of the IAAC’s 8 faculty members. There was an hour long, rambling discussion of what to do about athletes who had to miss classes to travel to away games to earn money for the athletic department. Someone was supposed to have brought data on how many classes athletes miss, but they didn’t. No one asked anything about this, or any of the other recent Duck athletic scandals.

Meanwhile, Mullens’ volleyball coaches are still receiving public funds:

According to public records obtained by the Emerald, Moore and Metro will be paid according to their respective salaries through their resignation dates: May 15, 2017, and January 31, 2018, respectively.

Altman to lose NCAA tournament to Creighton in round 2, on academics

3/10/2017 update: InsideHigherEd has the bracket here:

A reminder that not all coaches exploit their players as much as the Ducks. This tongue-in-cheek bracket is based on the teams “Academic Progress Rate”, an easily scammed measure designed by the NCAA to make big-time college sports took good, and help their coaches get bigger bonuses. More on it here.

3/10/2017: Can Mike Schill and Andy Karduna’s new IAAC help UO’s student-athletes?

Kenny Jacoby had a long piece in the Emerald yesterday on the history of the IAC, PAGIA, and IAAC. The story starts with this:

Connor Johnson, a former longsnapper on the Oregon football team, said it’s a “bummer” how many athletes have to make decisions they don’t want to make due to conflicts with sports.

Almost all the time, he said — whether it’s being unable to enroll in certain majors or take classes that conflict with their practice schedules — athletes are asked to put sports above their education.

“It would be really nice to have the academic people looking out for the athletes so that they’re actually getting a decent education and what they were promised out of high school,” Johnson said.

Johnson said he would be in favor of some faculty oversight when it comes to how the athletic department spends its $120 million budget. Because all the athletic department’s decisions, he said, boil down to money.

It was the Senate Intercollegiate Athletics Committee’s attempt in the fall of 2013 to investigate similar complaints from student-athletes about UO’s Services for Student Athletes – including claims that revenue-sport minority athletes were particularly poorly treated – that was the immediate cause of former UO President Gottfredson’s decision to allow the athletic department and SSA Director Steve Stolp to stop coming to IAC meetings, and then to replace the IAC with the secret PAGIA – although the athletic department had been unhappy with the IAC for years.

I went to the first meeting of the new IAAC last week. AD Rob Mullens and SSA Director Steve Stolp gave the same canned presentations that they used to present to the IAC. I still remember the first time I heard Mullens brag about how graduation rates for UO student athletes were the same as for non-athletes at an IAC meeting. It’s well known that students in the non-revenue sports – particularly women in sports like tennis and soccer – have excellent graduation rates. The problem is the revenue sport athletes, who are pushed by their coaches to train more and study less. So I asked Mullens if he would break those graduation rates out by race, or gender, or for the revenue sports.

He wouldn’t, and he got mad when I pressed him on it. (I eventually got the numbers from Roger Thompson’s office, and now they are supposed to be posted on-line.) So we’ll see if Karduna’s IAAC is any more successful at dealing with the big-money people from the Duck athletics enterprise than the IAC was. It’s not off to a good start.

UO Senate votes for “Peace in our time”, hands IAC to Ducks

Will Campbell has the report on today’s Senate meeting, in the Daily Emerald here:


My amendment to keep the IAC in reserve failed narrowly, and I then voted with the ayes to replace the Senate Intercollegiate Athletics Committee with a purely advisory IAAC. I regard the agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.

University fires coach & brings in Brenda Tracy to talk to the jocks about rape

7/7/2016 update: At some point you know the Ducks are going to have to do the same. It’s inevitable. Meanwhile CNN has the story on Baylor here. Of course it’s not just the athletes – see Lindo et al.:

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6/24/2016 update: Riley’s footballers hear from Brenda Tracy, OSU rape survivor, while Helfrich’s team hears from Tom Hart about Egyptian prostitutes on Harleys

A guest blogger forwards the following:

Brenda Tracy met with Mike Riley and the Nebraska football team this week. She’s getting some nice national attention. I looked it up. Lincoln, Nebraska is a 1600 mile trip. Autzen Stadium is about 40 miles away.

Washington Post:

USA Today:

Said Riley in a statement released Wednesday night: “As part of our ongoing educational efforts, I invited Brenda Tracy to Lincoln, to share her experiences with the young men in our program. Brenda has suffered immeasurable pain and has shown the strength and willingness to share her story. Her story today was powerful and I know that it left an indelible imprint on our student-athletes, staff and myself.”

Riley also expressed “sincere gratitude” for Tracy’s willingness to come to campus and meet with him.

“This has been an important day for me and for our football program and we must keep the focus on the victims, and on preventing inexcusable acts in the future,” Riley said.

Tracy is the survivor of a sexual assault by two Oregon State football players and two others, 16 years ago. She went public after newspapers broke the story of the alleged UO basketball player gang rape of Jane Doe. John Canzano published Ms Tracy’s horrible and courageous story in the Oregonian, here, Kurt Krueger, the chair of the UO Senate’s Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, invited her to speak at UO. Here is her story, which must be heard:

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Meanwhile, here’s some information on how the Ducks have been handling sexual assault prevention training

6/6/2015 update: Prostitutes from Russian motorcycle-mob strip clubs lead Duck athletes astray?

Before you page down and watch the video of UO Basketball coach Dana Altman do the duck and weave with reporters about alleged gang rape by his basketball players, and check out Tom Hart’s powerpoint presentation telling football players to watch out for Russian prostitutes hired by Egyptian motorcycle gangs, please watch some of the Brenda Tracy video.

8/22/2014 update: Sure enough, this presentation on how football players can avoid getting assaulted, and advertised as “Sexual Assault Awareness” was one of the few things the Duck AD could point to as examples of “Sexual Education” they provide their athletes. Note that the athletic department’s Katie Harbert – who was also the instructor of record for the Ducks athlete-only sham FHS 199 course – began collecting these documents a full month before the rest of the campus learned of the basketball rape allegations:

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8/21/2014: Updated below with redactions from Gottfredson’s Sexual Assault Review Panel of the doc showing the “Team Rule” to call Tom Hart’s *personal* phone if in trouble with police.

8/20/2014: At his May 9th press conference a question from a UO student (whom the Ducks had tried to keep out) revealed that Dana Altman was very confused about what sort of sexual assault prevention training his athletes had received:

Now we know a little more. The athletics department is worried that it’s their players – and their coaches, and NCAA eligibility – that might be the victims of sexual assaults from predatory prostitutes that have probably worked on websites controlled by Russian/Egyptian motorcycle gangs. Or at least that seems to be the warning in this bizarre powerpoint from Tom Hart, hired in 2011 as Director of Duck Security and Facebook Monitoring (contract here).

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Hart is still on Rob Mullens’s payroll, as “Professional Development Coordinator”:

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This and some other fascinating documents from the athletic department – more revealing than anything Mullens has ever showed the IAC without me first filing a petition with the DOJ – were posted yesterday on the Gottfredson SARP website:

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Today, less than 24 hours later, the good stuff has been taken down and replaced by a sanitized set of links:

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But don’t worry, we archived it:


Athletics Documents Overview
President’s Panel – Part 1
President’s Panel – Part 2
President’s Panel – Part 3
President’s Panel – Part 4

I’ll try to dig through these as I have time, but I immediately see the student-athlete conduct handbook, numbers on GPA and SAT scores for special admits by team, data on majors, and a statement that seems to back off previous claims from the AD that the Senate was to blame for canceling the FHS 199 class , and thereby preventing them from educating their players about sexual assault and harassment.

Update: Even Winston Smith would be confused. Now the SARP has reposted the Hart powerpoint – “with personal phone numbers removed”:

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So Hart is using a personal phone to take calls from athletes in trouble with the cops? I hope he’s keeping Jim O’Fallon, Jody Sykes, and the NCAA in the loop on that idea.

Resolved: The Faculty and Senate admit we’ve lost institutional control of Duck Athletics

Mike Gottfredson’s pick for Faculty Athletics Representative Tim Gleason (Journalism) and current Senate IAC chair Andy Karduna (Human Phys) are going to present the Senate with a proposal to replace the Senate’s Intercollegiate Athletics Committee with a “Presidential IAAC” that the administration can control. See below for details. Given the long history at UO and other universities of the failure of shared governance when it comes to big-time athletics, I am considering proposing the following resolution instead:

Whereas: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury and a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object;

Resolved: That the University of Oregon Faculty and Senate declares that all connection between the Duck Athletic Department and the University of Oregon’s academic mission is and ought to be totally dissolved. We renounce any pretense that the Senate or the Faculty operating through the institutions of shared governance has any influence over academic matters involving Duck Athletics. We dissolve the University of Oregon Intercollegiate Athletics Committee and we refuse to replace it. We leave all responsibility for academic matters peculiar to the NCAA and Intercollegiate Athletics to the UO President and UO’s Faculty Athletics Representative, who serves at the President’s pleasure and who does not represent the Faculty. We advise all faculty to refuse to serve in any role connected to athletics including presidential advisory committees and special athletics admit committees. We encourage all faculty to make their best efforts to advise and educate those athletes who take their classes just as they would any student, and to catch a few games if they have time.

Further Resolved: That the UO Senate asks the UO administration to follow our lead on this, and shift their own time, efforts, and resources away from promoting, apologizing for, and defending Duck athletics in the press and the courts, and back towards doing more to help advance UO’s academic mission.

Here are my references for an upcoming Senate meeting on the IAC charge, so I’ll have them in a convenient place. In chronological order. I’ll add more later. My old list of athletics docs is here.

  • 2001-2004 Athletics Task Force Report. A thorough, well researched, inclusive, and mostly failed attempt to strengthen UO faculty governance over athletics and get some benefits for the academic side. Authors included President Dave Frohnmayer, Athletics Director Bill Moos, Nathan Tublitz (Bio), Jim Earl (English), etc.
  • 2004 (current) Senate IAC charge and membership, passed in 2004 in reaction to above. Senate IAC archives including minutes. Additional Senate athletic document archives. Old Senate IAC charge and useful definitions of terms.
  • 4/19/2012 IAC meeting on the IAC charge. Bob Berdahl, Rob Mullens, and Jim O’Fallon were trying to gut the IAC. The official recording of the meeting (in lieu of minutes, made with the knowledge of all in the room) is here as an MP3. The powerpoint I am discussing, which put Jim O’Fallon (Law, longtime UO Faculty Athletics Representative) in a tizzy, is here.  
  • 2012 emails between IAC Chair Nathan Tublitz and Interim UO President Bob Berdahl, in which Nathan explains a few things about shared governance to Bob, here.
  • UO runs athletic “special admits” through a special committee, refuses to allow IAC participation or membership on that committee. (Senate motion.)
  • 2015 FAR election legislation
  • Some history of the 2014 Presidential Advisory Group on Intercollegiate Athletics (PAGIA). John Canzano’s report in the Oregonian.
  • 2016 draft of the proposed charge for a presidential Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee (IAAC) to replace the IAC, written by Andy Karduna (Human Phys and IAC Chair) and Tim Gleason (SOJC and FAR).
  • Emails to IAC about IAAC, suggesting the faculty and Senate stop pretending we can influence athletics, and Gleason responses.

Intercollegiate Athletics Committee to meet Wed, 2PM, 340 HEDCO

The IAC’s charge and membership are here.


2015/2016 Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, Location: HEDCO 340

Day: Wednesday, January 6, 2016, Time: 2 pm

Tentative Schedule

2:00     Review and approval of minutes from last meeting

2:05     Chair report

2:15     Overview of Athletic Department NCAA and Pac-12 Compliance Activities

Jody Sykes, Senior Assoc. Athletic Director, Chief Compliance Officer

Tim Gleason, Faculty Athletics Representative 3:00

3:00     Discussion about revising the committee charge

Will Econ grad Dakota Prukop take a class at UO from Harbaugh?

Ken Goe of the Oregonian asks the question, here. The Duck’s new QB is an Econ major at Montana State, and will come to UO as a grad student.

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As it happens, I have two degrees in economics from Montana State University, a BS and an MS. I transferred there after a year at Columbia University in NYC. I got a better education at MSU than at Columbia – it’s one of the reasons I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the academic mission of public universities like UO. The professors there were inspiring teachers for me.

And, by the time I graduated, I’d turned them into decent backcountry telemarkers too:

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The MSU economics program is pretty rigorous, so I’m very happy to hear that the Ducks have recruited Mr. Prukop. I’m guessing that AD Rob Mullens’s $200K academic fixer, Lorraine Davis, didn’t even need to bend the rules or lean on any faculty to get him admitted as a grad student. Maybe a few free tickets to the members of Roger Thompson’s special admits committee, which I assume the NCAA would not have any problems with. Probably better not to ask though.

I don’t know what department Mr. Prukop will be getting his MS from, but I’m hoping he can find time to talk with some of the UO economists about the NCAA cartel, a classic economic example of monopsonistic exploitation. If Tom Hart and Craig Pintens will let him talk, that is.

Kim Sheehan and Tim Gleason won’t share PAGIA agendas, Coltrane wants $151.78

3/20/2015 update:

From: “Thornton, Lisa” <[email protected]>
Date: March 20, 2015 at 4:39:23 PM PDT
Subject: Public Records Request 2015-PRR-201

Dear Mr. Harbaugh:

The University of Oregon has received your revised public records request for “just the b) part” of your request made 02/26/2015, attached. The office has at least some documents responsive to your request. By this email, the office is providing you with an estimate to respond to your requests.

The office estimates the actual cost of responding to your request to be $151.78.

3/19/2015 update: Coltrane’s PR Office wants $732.92 to show what his secret athletics committee is doing

The University of Oregon, Office of Public Records has received your public records request for “any documents sent or received by the President’s Office relating to former President Gottfredson’s decision to establish the “President’s Advisory Group on Intercollegiate Athletics”, the determination of its membership, and its activities since”.  The office is now providing an estimate to respond to your request.

The office estimates the actual cost of responding to your request to be $732.92. Upon receipt of a check made payable to the University of Oregon in that amount, the office will proceed to locate, copy, and provide the records you have requested that are not exempt from disclosure.  Your check may be sent to the attention of Office of Public Records, 6207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-6207.

Maybe the PAGIA Chair, Kim Sheehan (Advertising), or UO’s new FAR Tim Gleason (former Journalism Dean) will help make these public records public?

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IAC affirms assault prevention report, despite Sheehan and Paris opposition

10/28/2014: The Senate Intercollegiate Athletics Committee voted today to approve the following resolution, over the objections of Professors Margie Paris (Law) and Kim Sheehan (Advertising):


The IAC affirms its support for the Senate Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention recommendation #1.4, and will work to interpret and implement it.

[That recommendation states: 

1.4. Empower the Senate Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (IAC) so that it can address
sexual violence issues as they pertain to athletics:

The elected Senate Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (IAC) is key to implementing education
about sexual violence. The 2014 NCAA report “Addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal
Violence: Athletics’ Role in Support of Healthy and Safe Campuses,” emphasizes the
importance of Athletics’ collaboration with the rest of the campus. The policy and practice of
faculty legislative involvement in oversight of intercollegiate athletics at the University of
Oregon date back to October 5, 1895. At that time, the Faculty Assembly, meeting with the
University President, voted to create the University Committee on Athletics. In September 1902,
the faculty added undergraduate students and alumni to the committee.24 The Intercollegiate
Athletics Committee of the University Senate operated in its current form for several decades
until former UO President Michael Gottfredson announced that the Athletic Department would
no longer meet with the IAC. Shared governance, an ideal and policy of the University of
Oregon since the adoption of its charter nearly 140 years ago, is essential to the adoption of
policies and practices that will reduce sexual violence at UO. It is essential that the University
President instruct the Athletic Department to cooperate with the Senate IAC on this important
matter. This cooperation must include a willingness to provide requested information and
cooperate with suggested programs, particularly on matters that can reduce instances of sexual
assault perpetrated by, or on, student athletes as well as promulgating more generally values and imagery regarding gender and sexuality that may promote or reduce sexual violence. The goal of a safe education for students, in a university that is free of the scourge of sexual violence, can only be achieved if all parts of the University are told that they must engage with the shared
governance structures that are dedicated to that education.]

This recommendation requires cooperation with the Athletics Department. The Athletic Department is currently not cooperating with the IAC.

Therefore we request that the Senate pass our charge, after review, as legislation. [Legislation would require that Interim President Coltrane accept, or explain his objections, potentially to a faculty assembly].

Given the urgency, we ask that the Senate Executive Committee work to get this done by November 19th, 2014.

KMTR TV has a report on the meeting here:

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Paris was Senate President last year, and Sheehan is the chair of the “President’s Advisory Group on Intercollegiate Athletics” which President Gottfredson established the day after he finally picked up the EPD report on the basketball rape allegations. The timeline is here:

April 14: The EDP tells UO that their investigation is complete. Under the Clery Act UO was required to begin its own investigation “immediately” after learning of the allegations, but certainly no later than the conclusion of the police investigation. Any UO investigation would have started with the EPD report. But despite EPD requests, UO did not even pick up a copy of the report until April 28. (April 24 in some reports.) That’s 50 days after Gottfredson knew of the alleged rape.

April 21: UO General Counsel Randy Geller tells President Gottfredson he is resigning. The campus is not told until May 5.

April 25: Deadline for basketball season tickets and donations.

Season ticket application deadline & half of DAF donation is due.
Priority points calculated for season ticket and single game benefits.

April 28: UO finally picks up its copy of the investigation from the EPD. (April 24 in some reports.)

April 29: UO’s official “Around the O” blog reports that UO Professor and co-founder of the UO Coalition to End Sexual ViolenceJennifer Freyd (Psychology) has gone to the White House for the announcement of new Title IX rules strengthening universities sexual assault reporting and prevention efforts.

April 29: President Gottfredson suddenly announces he will not require AD Rob Mullens or other athletic department employees to meet with the UO Senate’s athletic oversight and advisory committee, the IAC. Quoting a report by IAC chair Rob Illig (Law) that was never approved by the IAC or the Senate, Gottfredson says he will establish his own “Athletics Advisory Council” and make his own appointments.

The UO Senate Executive Committee declines to cooperate with Gottfredson’s request for nominations to his AAC, until further discussion. Details and documents here.

Sheehan and Paris had the opportunity to speak at length and explain their opposition to this motion. [A recording is available on request, if I can figure out how to get it off my phone]. After more than an hour of discussion, the IAC voted to end debate and then voted to pass the resolution.

10/27/24: IAC to hold emergency public meeting on athletics and sex assault prevention

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Gottfredson unable to find qualified “Faculty Athletics Representative”

9/22/2014 update: Gottfredson’s last official act before skipping town with his $940K was to appoint former journalism dean Tim Gleason to replace longtime NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative Jim O’Fallon (Law), after presumptive heir Rob Illig (Law) crashed and burned with his viral “I’m worth $1M, so screw you unemployed law grads” campaign. The FAR’s are having their national meeting in November in New Orleans. For more info about what the FAR is supposed to do to balance the interests of big-time Duck sports and its multi-million dollar employees with our academic mission, try here. Meanwhile the UO Senate needs to decide what to do about Gleason – specifically this proposed legislation from Pedro Garcia-Caro calling for a Senate role in appointing a new FAR.

7/21/2014 update:

This winter Gottfredson set up a search committee to find a replacement for Jim O’Fallon (Law), who has had the FAR job for 25 years and who been the subject of repeated Senate motions and reports calling for a review and replacement. The Senate will take this up again in the fall. Andy Karduna (Human Phys) agreed to chair the committee, despite Gottfredson’s secrecy requirements. Karduna reported to the IAC and the Senate that the secrecy (and presumably Gottfredson’s control-freak job description and the requirement of a year-long apprenticeship to O’Fallon) kept several qualified and interested faculty from applying. Rumor has it that Rob Illig (Law) wanted the job, but his $1 Million salary goal was a bit too steep. The appointment was supposed to be made in June, but apparently there are still no takers.

6/20/2014 update: Gottfredson appoints IAC-lite, to evade faculty oversight of athletics

The day after President Gottfredson got the EPD report on the basketball rape allegations he decided to dismantle the Senate Intercollegiate Athletic Committee and appoint his own handpicked group of faculty to a new “Advisory Group”. Still no word on who Gottfredson will appoint as FAR in training. At least a few qualified and interested faculty refused to apply under the terms of Gottfredson’s secret search. The Senate will vote on legislation for a new search in the Fall, in any case.

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Dana Altman’s lax recruiting practices continue, where’s Lorraine Davis?

9/17/2014: Justin Wise has the story in the ODE, here. After Brandon Austin you’d think Dana Altman would be a little more careful vetting his players, but apparently 2 of his new recruits have failed to meet UO’s academic standards (or those of the notoriously lax NCAA). No word if Lorraine Davis’s Special Athletic Admits Committee approved them. The IAC will take up a resolution tomorrow (below) to appoint a member to her committee.

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$10M softball stadium gift $1M short

Former President Gottfredson’s biggest fundraising success was $10M for a softball stadium. Press release here. Unfortunately Campus Planning estimates the stadium will cost us $11M:

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I wonder what hidden strings this gift came with. I should know, since I’m on the Senate committee charged with reviewing these athletics gifts. But Gottfredson, and now Coltrane, are refusing to let the IAC do its job, and instead have set up their own secretive athletics advisory group.