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- Environmental necessity Is there some reason this is not possible when it comes to the academic side? Use our autonomy to borrow... – Wednesday
- charlie The article says the conference has the collateral to borrow money to lend to the conference members, but I didn't... – Wednesday
- "Surely the mandatory student fees for the athletic department will be refunded if the football season is cancelled," he said... – Wednesday
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- uomatters The rates shown are the average tax rates. So people with a base salary below $45K pay nothing. People with... – Tuesday
- Tug o' the Forelock I'm unclear about how the PPR works. Is the first $45K exempt from a pay cut for all workers? For... – Tuesday
- AnotherClassified Note: Athletic Dept also laid off about 80 or so classified as reported by UOM post during Spring Term. – Tuesday
- AnotherClassified I actually supplied these stats of UO layoffs (at the time, what was known here) to Chronicle of Higher Ed... – Tuesday
- New Year Cat Classified have been laid off and participate in Workshare as well. They bear the brunt of the physical prep for... – Tuesday
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- Dog I put a link to the University of Arizona published cuts about 3 weeks ago on this blog. I would... – Tuesday
- Oryx It would be interesting to have data on pay cuts at other universities. Anecdotally, I know some with bigger cuts... – Tuesday
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- Faculty Union's deal is a... (42)
- not a JH fan I wasn't aware of this (from Matella's FAQ): Will multi-year contracts be issued under this new MOU? No. The increased... – Monday
- splitting hairs TTF don't all have the same responsibilities either, especially in professional schools, which used to regularly hire the folks we... – Sunday
- I believe that Dog is pointing out that given the differences in responsibilities, which I too think are large, the... – Sunday
- okay so where does enrollment stand for continuing students relative to this time last year? – Sunday
- Facts Not for new students. Just for continuing students. – Sunday
- pragmatist Yes, there are differences in responsibilities--but also overlap. The differences, imo, do not justify treating one class of employees as... – Sunday
- heraclitus I tell my students that they should never start their papers with a definition from Websters, but my comment was... – Saturday
- LemonCrisp ["hold out"](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holdout): to refuse to go along with others in a concerted action or to come to an agreement (this... – Saturday
- Hiring freeze won't stop Prov.... (21)
- AnotherClassified Correction on my last post: That link is from Chronicle of Higher Education. Apologies to UOM. And thanks for this... – Monday
- AnotherClassified OGM - we need more of those and especially Online/Canvas staff (rather than this DoEaET joke). Although both types are... – Monday
- Old Man ODA raises questions about the Old Days. Once upon a time, the Faculty really did govern this University, and the... – Sunday
- Lisa So is this search replacing the VPRI search? Will the VPRI office be bled of resources as a consequence? – Sunday
- ODA Playbook from past economic crisis: look for a small increase in Federal grants and a huge increase in student loans... – Saturday
- Dog basically glorified tech transfer for the Knight Campus, because accelerate scientific impact means making gadgets ... – Saturday
- charlie Somebody's gonna have to "transform" the flagship after all the financial land mines detonate. Actually, they've already begun. Yesterday, the... – Saturday
- Inquiring Minds. Is this part of the Knight Campus projects? Or is it another new bright shiny thing? How about we invest... – Saturday
- UO relaxes hiring freeze -... (11)
- honest Uncle Bernie JaOA -- you make a pretty good case that the market is working -- yet you still seem bitter toward... – Sunday
- And you guys haven't even touched on the eye-watering amount of corruption this poor person will have to deal with! – Sunday
- honest Uncle Bernie If you think the pay is too low, don't apply. Your problem solved. But please, save the victimhood for another... – Saturday
- Just another OA How dense can faculty be...what jobs do you think a lot of your Masters and PhD grads land? Not to... – Saturday
- heraclitus Those two appointments add up to .35 FTE, for which I estimate she grosses something like $75k. Not sure if... – Friday
- Darkwing Duck "You’d need to be desperate to engage with those terms…." Exactly the state of the job market right now. UO... – Friday
- Publius Am I reading this correctly that Lorraine makes $450,000 a year for the job she does? I hope I am... – Friday
- charlie That's $40k gross, prior to taxes. This city has supported the creation of "market rate" apartments. That means $1,300/month for... – Friday
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- anonymouse @UOM maybe not, educate me. Is the table comparing the admin's 4/20 plan and tentative agreement reporting average tax rate?... – Thursday
- uomatters You sure you understand the diff between ATR and MTR? – Thursday
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- anon and on and on I don't consider this a 'steep cost' either, not compared to what some friends at other institutions are facing (seriously,... – Thursday
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- UO relaxes hiring freeze – for learning specialists willing to help Duck players with “a lack of academic preparation” 07/30/2020
- Faculty Union’s deal is a big improvement over Pres Schill’s April ultimatum 07/30/2020
- Bargaining IX, Tu at 9AM 07/28/2020
- Half-priced Provost needs a tow. 07/27/2020
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- Bargaining VIII, this Wed at 3PM 07/21/2020
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- Bargaining VII, Tuesday 9AM until ? 07/20/2020
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7/29/2013: Busy summer:
7/11 Governance & Policy Committee, Cancelled 7/11 Finance & Administration Committee, Cancelled 7/11 Academic Strategies Committee, Cancelled 7/12 Special Full Board meeting, 8-9a 7/12 Executive Session, 8a-3p 7/19 Full Board Meeting (telephonic), 9:30-11:30a 8/1 Finance & Administration Committee, 1-3p, Cancelled 8/1 Academic Strategies Committee, Cancelled 8/1 Executive Session of the Finance & Administration Committee, 5-6p,Cancelled 8/2 Executive Session, 7a-3p
But what’s that 8/2 executive session about?
7/16/2013: Nigel Jaquiss and Alex Blum have the scoop in WWeek, based on public records requests, including Crew’s official calendar:
Records obtained by WW under the state’s public records law suggest the governor and the Oregon Education Investment Board left Crew unsupervised in his high-profile job. He spent much of his tenure jetting to conferences and private speaking engagements in faraway locales such as Alaska and the Bahamas, often flying first class.
Similar story from Betsy Hammond in the Oregonian, here. Small change compared to what Matt Donegan let Pernsteiner get away with. The croissants were the least of it – he even hit up the students for his mortgage payments, $26K a year. Plus car, maid service, etc. Speaking of Pernsteiner, I wonder what Treetops cost us last year? Lets find out:
From: UO Matters
Subject: Treetops records
Date: July 15, 2013 8:04:33 AM PDT
To: Charles Triplett
Dear Mr. Triplett, this is a public records request for
a) any documents showing expenses for the maintenance or operation of Treetops, including but not limited to landscaping and maid service, from 1/1/2012 to the present, and
b) any documents since 1/1/2013 showing plans for use of Treetops, now that Mr. Pernsteiner has left the building.
6/27/2013: Just 4 days before his eviction from Treetops, former OUS Chancellor Dr. George Pernsteiner has landed a job as president of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. No word on whether or not his former chief of staff Bridget Burns will follow him to their offices in Boulder. Who knows what pot of public money funds this non-profit, but they pull in $3.5 million a year, and his predecessor’s take was 300 large. The good news is this means Oregon student tuition won’t have to cover the year of severance Matt Donegan had promised him. Thanks to anon for the tip!
5/23/2013: An anonymous source in the Provost’s office sends this memo about Gottfredson’s investiture ceremony:
Memo: Investiture Contingency Planning
From: Provost Jim Bean
To: President Mike Gottfredson
Mike, I’m starting to worry about faculty turnout for your Knight Arena Investiture Ceremony next Thursday. I’ve warned the department heads that we’ll be taking attendance, but they don’t seem to care anymore, even when I dropped a hint that those 2% merit raises you put on the table might be at risk. It’s a big hall, and we need enough appropriately garbed faculty types in the audience to keep this from turning into another embarrassment for you.
President Lariviere had a huge faculty turnout for his investiture, in no small part because he’d just fired a widely despised General Counsel, and an Athletic Director who was burning through the academic side’s money like, well, like it was the academic side’s money. Something to think about. But if you’re not quite there yet I hope you’ll be happy with the ELT’s plan B:
VPAA Doug Blandy will grant all Duck student-athletes PhD’s and adjunct faculty status. They just need to pass a simple online exam he wrote. The Jock Box advisors say they can help out as usual, since it’s not even proctored. Mullens has cleared this with FAR Jim O’Fallon, who says that adjunct status won’t affect their NCAA eligibility so long as we don’t pay them. As if! (Say, this gives me a great idea for if the faculty go on strike.)
I got a deal on academic regalia from “Parties R Us”. The media will want a few full-professor greybeard types to focus on. I’ve lined up Frog, the guy who sells joke books on 13th – you’ve seen him, looks just like a biology professor. And then there’s the guy who bikes around campus yelling “Go Ducks, but LTD can kiss my sweaty nut-sack.” Turns out you were wrong about him being CAS Dean Scott Coltrane, but no one will know the difference. Best to keep him away from the mic though.
Dave Hubin tells me you’ve signed off on the heartfelt extemporaneous comments that Ann Wiens and the Gallatin Public Affairs consultants wrote. It took me a while to find a professor willing to deliver these. Tublitz is in Italy, and while Harbaugh was plenty interested after I brought up the stipend, it’s hard to hear him when he’s sober. In the end Frank Stahl agreed to do it. I think you’ve met him, very distinguished and his voice carries well.
Oh, one last thing – I’m afraid I won’t be able to make the ceremony. The Caddis fly hatch is peaking, and I’ve got a fishing date with John Moseley over at the lodge in Bend.
Good luck though, really.
5/25/2013: From Laura Gunderson in the Oregonian, promoting Donegan’s political ambitions. She pitches his steely stand against the UO faculty and boosters at the Lariviere firing meeting as a plus. Doesn’t mention the public meetings law violations or the secret bathroom caucus where he rallied the board to stand firm behind Pernsteiner. Does get into some rather personal divorce stuff at the end.
1/28/2013: Pernsteiner’s buy out deal is here, courtesy of OUS Board Secretary Charles Triplett – no fee this time, though it’s going to cost the students plenty:
Word from the recently dedicated Lariviere Smoking Lounge down at the UO faculty club is that the state Audits Division may be looking into how Pernsteiner has been accounting for some of those past “professional development expenses”.
1/27/2013: The OUS board meeting on his golden parachute is 10AM Monday, live-streaming here. But rumor around the faculty club snookers table is that Paul Kelly and Matt Donegan are going to do the deal in the men’s room, as usual. Here’s their last effort. Charles Triplett refused to post the video on the OUS minutes website – but UO put it on youtube:
From Diane Dietz in the RG on the proposed bill. Read it all, if just for the insulting Matt Donegan quotes. 10/5/2012.