10/9/2011: Moira Kiltie of the VP for Research and Faculty Development office announces UO's 2012 Summer research award program:
The purpose of the SRA program is to stimulate research by providingThis could be as much as $110,000 - for a faculty that numbers 660. Wow, that's more than $150 each! Meanwhile UO has increased spending on police by about $1 million a year. We are paying $150,000 for the NCAA investigation. The athletic department spends $120,000 on free cars for the assistant coaches.
faculty with sustained time for scholarly and academic endeavor.
Proposals may be submitted by faculty who meet the eligibility criteria.
Up to twenty awards in the amount of $5,500 each will be granted.
Awardees will be notified on or about February 15, 2012.
Now it appears even this modest summer research award program for the faculty has been gutted. The new renamed policy is here. One notable change?
Funds may NOT be requested 1) to replace or fund faculty salary or stipend,Which sort of makes it tough for the humanities profs. Meanwhile the free cars for the athletic department and VP's roll on. If you know if any faculty were involved in this decision, or if it was just another Johnson Hall putsch, please post a comment.