- Bean still confused by numbers.
- Alex-Assensoh makes friends.
- Tublitz's motion on a performance review of Bean put off until Feb meeting, giving Bean a little more time to find a new job, maybe Rose-Hulman will bite.
- Motion requiring Gottfredson to tell Holmes and Eveland to stop stalling and give the IAC data on students and student-athletes, and showing Geller doesn't know squat about FERPA passes unanimously.
- Kyr promised he will, as President of the Senate, formally request that the administration provide documents to the Senate in advance of February's meeting and vote on the AD's golf course. In addition, he will request that an informed administrator - presumably Rob Mullens - be present at the meeting to answer questions.
- Hubin promises to deliver heavily redacted version of Gottfredson's calendar "soon".
Live, more or less. Usual disclaimer applies. My impression of what people said, meant to say, or what I wished they'd said. Nothing a quote unless in " ".
Kyr: Friendly welcome, with strong voice. Good stuff.
Approval of minutes? Arrived too late... do it next time.
State of the U: Gottfredson sends regards. Unable to attend, writes to comment on resolutions (letter available online)
1) prioritization of classrooms in any future expansion: accepts resolution, classrooms a priority
2) increased study space for students: accepts recommendation, looks forward to working on it
3) neighborhood 4J schools: university will not take position on issue
Remarks of James Bean, Provost:
Voice not so strong. Original academic plan, improve quality of metrics re AAU. Pres is committed to improving metrics. Research primary goal. To compete will require significant progress "of all types." Organizational changes coming, to improve competitiveness?
Organizational changes have complicated communication. The fix? More organizational changes.
Better support for Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS)...
Head counts: data from last month was "correct but wrong." Statistical anomalies? Just used a percent change... not sure if we should believe it. Librarians/OA classifications, timing off, replacements vs growth... most honest way to count is looking at five years... a "compounded percentage growth"
Student growth 4.2 percent growth in students?
Faculty increase of 3.9 percent per year (2.9 in TT, 4.7 in nonTT)?
Librarians 2.2 percent
OAs come back to this one.
Classified staff... 2.5percent
grad assist 4.?
work study 6.1 percent
OAs... 4.8 percent growth? (4.3 central, higher in schools and colleges)
(Only had this data for 24 hours)
Plans to ask lots of questions about why OA increases are necessary. (Says that they now all go through his office... so he's should be accountable for future increases, right?)
Kyr: We need someone to step up... Senate President Elect, anyone? Anyone? Please make recommendations.
Broad definition of diversity. Need to be rigorous, attend to methods, success. Need to be iterative, keep trying new things. Big change will be that EI activities will be spread out so as to provide resources to all doing this work. Very relaxed, confident, can't discuss personnel but does want to involve people in programs and policies.
Q Dellabough: In future how will you improve transparency? Good answer, clear that she will consult on future policies.
Q Bonine: You have made structural changes, is there a way to involve faculty in these in the future? A: Yes, will use faculty on boards.
Q Psaki: Need more than boards, need wide representation.
Kyr and Simonds explain how to do motions. Very helpful.
Kyr: Data Access policy. Snoozer? Yes, admin sent it to us, exec committee said OK as is.
Tublitz: Performance review of Bean. Bean stays in room - good for him. Or is it intimidation? Nathan explains motion, very clear: symbolic, provost needs review. Substantial, Bean has not been reviewed. Precedent is Tomlin, etc.
Q Elliot: Why no reviews? A: just never happened.
Q Martinez: Has ...
Pres wants reviews, committee for the previous motion on reviews still has not met.
Sullivan admits he was a messy kid, says so's this administration, time to grab them by the collar and say now's the time.
Student rep: Yes, put it in the rules.
Bonine - Can we put this off til next time? Moved, seconded, and approved. Surprise reprieve for Bean.
Harbaugh: Motion to let faculty see student records, even those of student-athletes. Passed unanimously.
Dellabough: IFS Senator reforms. Seems good. Passes unanimously.
Stahl: Faculty and OA's etc excused from assignments including class for Senate meetings. Need to reschedule work. This is dragging on and on, seems reasonable as it.
Sayre: Fac Union report: Bargaining is happening, union has put up 30 proposals. Admins have put up 5 counters. Read them people! Union has been trying to incorporate existing policies, admins have been fighting this.
Students want more study space and classrooms. Working on how to use what we have for now - Carson Hall? PE and Rec?
Drugs: McWhorter asked for extension.
Service: Reform is underway, starting w/ survey.
From the floor:
Harbaugh: In Feb I will be sponsoring Bob Doppelt's motion on the Athletic Department's new golf course. Will admin's be present Feb to discuss golf, and will the AD provide documents?
Kyr: Yes. Provide me with a written request for the documents you need and who you want from the admin side and I will formally request the documents and their body, as President of the Senate.
Agenda 1/15/2013: The highlight will be Nathan Tublitz's call for a long overdue performance review of Interim Provost Jim Bean. Bean was given the interim job by Frohnmayer without faculty input, promoted by Lariviere without faculty input, given a "health sabbatical", then given a 2 year contract renewal by Berdahl without faculty input. And now it looks like President Gottfredson will be gone for this meeting, and will miss the faculty discussion on Bean.
I'll try and live blog this but will miss first part.
Check for revisions here.
Knight Library Room 101, 3:00‐5:00 pm
|3:00 pm||1. Call to Order|
|1.1||Approval of the Minutes of the November 7 & December 5, 2012 Senate Meetings|
|3:05 pm||2. State of the University|
|2.1||Remarks by Provost James C. Bean|
|2.2||Questions and Comments with Response|
|2.3||Remarks by Senate President Robert Kyr|
|2.3.1 Election of Senate President-Elect|
|2.3.2 Search for Senate Executive Coordinator|
|3:25 pm||3. Open Discussion|
|3.1||Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion|
|3.2||Questions and Comments with Response|
|3:45 pm||4. New Business|
|4.1||Decision regarding Policy for Review: Data Access;|
|Robert Kyr, Senate President|
|4.2||Motion (Legislation):Performance Review of Provost James C. Bean;|
|Nathan Tublitz, Professor (Biology)|
|4.3||Motion (Legislation): Data and Documents for the IAC and Clarifying FERPA;|
|Bill Harbaugh, Professor (Economics) [See updated motion here]|
|4.4||Motion (Legislation): UO Representation on the Interinstitutional Faculty Senate (IFS);|
|UO Senate Executive Committee, Kassia Dellabough (PODS), SEC member|
|4.5||Motion (Legislation Resubmitted): Release Time to Enhance Senate Effectiveness;|
|Frank Stahl, Professor Emeritus (Biology)|
|4.6||Motion (Legislation Resubmitted): Modification of Fiscal Impact Statement;|
|Frank Stahl, Professor Emeritus (Biology)|
|4:40 pm||5. Reports|
|5.1||ASUO Report; Laura Hinman, ASUO President|
|5.2||UA Senate Liaison Committee; Gordon Sayre, Professor (English)|
|5.3||Updates on Motions; Robert Kyr, Senate President|
|5.3.1 Motion on Faculty Input into Hiring Executive Administrators|
|5.3.2 Motion on Review of Executive Administrators|
|5.3.3 Motion on Study Space Prioritization|
|5.3.4 Motion on Classroom Space Prioritization|
|5.3.5 Report from IAC (Student Athlete Academic Status re: OAR on|
|Random Drug Testing)|
|5.4||Ten-Year Review of University Standing Committees;|
|Robert Kyr, Senate President|
|5.5||Report from UO Police Department at February Senate Meeting|
|4:55 pm||6. Announcements and Communications from the Floor|
|5:00 pm||7. Adjournment|