Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Oregon Rejects Law Faculty Request to Divert Raises

A group of University of Oregon law faculty members made this proposal:

The faculty recommends that the dean proceed with conversations with the Provost and the President regarding: reallocating funds for proposed faculty merit raises toward student fellowships, with a focus at present on post graduate student fellowships. If this proposal is approved, the faculty will revisit this reallocation of funds after two-three years.

(There was push back by at least one faculty member [here].)

The Provost declined to accept the proposal:

We brought the matter to the Provost and although he is supportive of our goals he cannot bend the University rules to make this creative idea happen.  However, we remain committed to finding ways to fund post-graduate opportunities and address other employment issues facing our graduates.

You can read more here and here.


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