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    Suspicious ProfSep 22, 2023 at 11:33 AM

    Ora’s current contract isn’t set to expire until what, 2025? Piling on additional years so prematurely is highly suspect. Why is the BoT so eager to extend her contract, particularly when Ora’s lost the confidence of the majority of faculty?

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      Another suspicious profSep 25, 2023 at 2:17 PM

      Because she and the board sing in unison, in particular, they don’t give a damn about the confidence of the faculty because we, the faculty, don’t have a single tool to oust a board member, the president, or any member of the so-called OU “leadership.” Given the success Schostak, Jones, Pescovitz, and all those people had in imposing an insulting contract during the latest cycle of negotiations, even despite the strike, it makes total sense, from their perspective, to carry the dream team over to the next bargaining season. So, prepare for another shameless display of their utter immorality in 2024.

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        CheriseSep 29, 2023 at 4:57 PM

        Well stated, and quite true. Peskovitz, et al. are no different than Wayne LaPierre and the NRA Board. They are only in it for the money, and they don’t care who they step on to get it. Even if it is the people who give they rely on the most to do the work.
        Five million dollars for *another* basketball facility, but not even a token thank-you pizza party for the historically underpaid (and nationally recognized) faculty.
        That is very indicative of what their priorities are, and they are clearly not related to education.

        This is my senior year at OU, and I treasure the faculty here more than anything. My professors are leading global authorities in their field, but bend over backwards for each and every student. I can not help but believe that the only reason OP gets away with it is because of the quality of the education here. It makes me wonder what would happen if OU’s faculty were to band together and leave en masse to form their own new university.