Category Archives: budget

Financial Exigency – Closing Programs

As the consequences of the Kasich budget unfold, it is important for us to be prepared to respond to the slow death of departments and decisions that are made based on expediency not academic mission.  Below is a statement from … Continue reading

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Roderick McDavis Supports S.B. 5, Opposes Collective Bargaining

Now we know just where President Roderick McDavis stands on S.B. 5, thanks to Andrew Zucker’s reporting at The New Political: Ohio University (OU) President Roderick McDavis, who sits on the presidents’ council as a part of the IUC [Inter-University … Continue reading

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Lobbyists for OU Pushed to Curtail Faculty Negotiating Rights

The day before S.B. 5 passed, a massive omnibus amendment was added that restored limited collective bargaining rights (on pay but not on benefits) but also drastically restricted university faculty’s ability to be included in a bargaining unit. Those restrictions … Continue reading

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OUmatters: Great New Blog by Joe McLaughlin

Joe McLaughlin, president of our Faculty Senate, has started OUmatters, a new blog on the issues facing Ohio University. So far, it’s terrific: reflective, well-informed, and honest about our budgetary crunch. In other words, just what you’d expect. Have you been wondering … Continue reading

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On Budget Woes and Leadership Lows: Steve Hays at the Teach-In

This is what happens when you ask a humanist to talk about budget issues: You get Yeats. You also get a vivid picture of a leadership failure that has allowed athletics and other non-academic spending to eclipse academics, in an … Continue reading

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PBS Reports on Topsy-Turvy Funding Priorities at OU: Athletics over Academics

OU+AAUP has long argued that our upper administrators and trustees need to recommit themselves to our core mission: education. Athletics – while a worthy part of college life – should not be immune to cuts while academic units have been … Continue reading

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