Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

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sealhall74 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:28 am
They must be exxpecting a huge crowd with it happening in Brophy.
Seating for ~400. Probably decided to move it after the last few were "standing room only". That seems odd though, because I know that the Union grand ballroom can hold a lot more if it's configured right.
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Admin doesn’t want this potential cluster* anywhere near SOAR in the Union.
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:53 am
Admin doesn’t want this potential cluster* anywhere near SOAR in the Union.
Ah, that makes sense.
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ST_Lawson wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:08 am
Wow, he knew how to negotiate a deal, give him credit for that.
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
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sealhall74 wrote:
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:08 am
Wow, he knew how to negotiate a deal, give him credit for that.
It's just how his contract is set up. He has tenure and we have to honor that.
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ST_Lawson wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:12 am
sealhall74 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:10 am
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:08 am
Wow, he knew how to negotiate a deal, give him credit for that.
It's just how his contract is set up. He has tenure and we have to honor that.
So his tenure was earned via his position as president, not as a member of the faculty?
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
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Guesses on Interim Pres?
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Leatherneck10 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:21 am
Guesses on Interim Pres?
Idk, but one of my coworkers mentioned that the new incoming provost seemed like he wanted to use the position as a stepping stone to become a university president. Could be a very short step, depending on how things go.
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:20 am
So his tenure was earned via his position as president, not as a member of the faculty?
I don't really know the details, but another of my coworkers has a decent handle on contract law, and she mentioned that that's about the closest they could legally get to "firing" him. However the "small print" is written, it sounds like he'll be stepping down/gone at the end of this month.
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OK, I get the whole tenured thing; but he was on a year to year contract. So, if they'd just not renewed his contract, would they have beat the 2 year payout? Or am I misinformed on the year to year thing?
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