US07/08-14 Resolution concerning Governance Issues raised by the Arena Project
The University of Oregon Senate urges the President and the athletic department to revise
the proposed new arena project to reflect the issues raised by the
January 2008 Senate Budget Subcommittee
Report. The revised proposal should:
Address and incorporate the report's 7 recommendations and furthermore seek to
diminish the project's overall financial risk thereby reducing the probability of exposure
of the academic budget;
Decrease the reliance on F1 bonds to preserve the University's borrowing capacity in
case future construction projects are proposed; and
Fully incorporate standing faculty committees, including the IAC, SBC, and
FAC, into the decision making and annual review process.
Financial Impact: None
Defeated at the
January 2008 Senate Meeting on the arena project.
Nathan Tublitz, Professor Biology, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon.