Latest admin contracts

9/25/2013 update: A simple request like this used to take a few days. Almost 2 weeks, and still no response.

9/16/2013 update: Another year, and a few more boxes and arrows. The new and improved org chart is here. Dave Hubin has said “If we get a request for a contract, we’ll just sent it out.” Let’s check up on that:

Subject: public records request, admin contracts
Date: September 13, 2013 8:28:04 PM PDT
To: Lisa Thornton
Cc: Dave Hubin
Dear Ms Thornton - 
This is a public records request for copies of the current employment contracts for
  • Interim Dean Scott Coltrane
  • Former Dean Jim Bean
  • VPEI Yvette Alex-Assensoh
  • VP for Advancement Michael Andreassen
  • VPSA Robin Holmes
  • VP for Enrollment Roger Thompson
  • VP for R Kimberly Espy
  • VPFA Jamie Moffitt
  • General Counsel Randy Geller
  • Senior VPAA Doug Blandy
  • VPAA Barbara Altman
  • Journalism Dean Doug Blandy
  • Pres Chief of Staff Greg Rikhoff
I ask for a fee waiver on the basis of public interest.


10/4/2012: Forthcoming in the NYT’s Sunday Magazine’s education supplement:


Eugene, Ore: Just eleven months ago the sudden firing of beloved President Richard Lariviere devastated morale on the University of Oregon Campus. But now faculty and student leaders are crediting new President Mike Gottfredson and Interim Provost Jim Bean with initiating a bold new plan for UO’s future.  

“With Richard, everything was outside the box. Gottfredson, on the other hand – well, let’s just say he has spent two months doing some tidy work with his org chart” said one former faculty Senate president. 

The new union leadership has been equally supportive. “After seeing this I’ve got new hope for UO’s future. Sure, competitive pay, space, graduate student support, and some respect from the administration would be nice, but this visionary org chart has already convinced two of my colleagues to reject lucrative outside offers at top 20 schools.”

 One department chair, who asked not to be quoted by name, said “I was one of the 50 out of 50 department heads who voted to tell Pernsteiner and Kitzhaber we did not want Jim Bean to be interim President. But when he showed up at the leadership retreat on Monday and unveiled this we were blown away by all the boxes and how the lines came together right at the source of UO’s past failures. The long silence in the room spoke volumes. Bean has earned his right to be the bottom in that big box.”

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13 Responses to Latest admin contracts

  1. Anonymous says:

    Jonathan Swift lives.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    gag!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow – give them credit for deviously controlling the message on this one. Or, call it really lazy reporting. Of course, reporters don’t really understand sample size – 3 “quotes” from anonymous faculty = “Faculty celebrate…”

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Call me stupid — what is innovative and visionary about this chart? Until there is something about how spending, priorities, evaluations,and incentives match up to change behavior this is meaningless…or am I missing something?

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Office of the President structure:
    http://uoregon.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/org-chart-Pres-Provost_%289-21-12%29-2.pdf

    Office of the Provost structure:
    http://provost.uoregon.edu/sites/all/files/provost/u3/Pres-Provost_expanded%2810-2-12%29.pdf

    Lots of work going on here

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  6. UO Matters says:

    Sometimes I think that this blog has a little bit more credibility than it deserves.

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    • Anonymous says:

      dog says

      if the org chart were in color, now that would generate
      credibility – really surprised its not in green and yellow
      with an up arrow from the presidents office to Go Ducks

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    • Anonymous says:

      Dog. You wag.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    “After seeing this I’ve got new hope for UO’s future. Sure, competitive pay, space, graduate student support, and some respect from the administration would be nice, but this visionary org chart* has already convinced two of my colleagues to reject lucrative outside offers at top 20 schools.”

    *Made of kryptonite.

    UO Matters, you misattributed this story — it’s really from The Onion, isn’t it?

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Who would have guessed that Pernsteiner’s pick for UO President would turn out to be a dud?

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  9. Anonymous says:

    “Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.”

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