The following two items from the Blade might be useful posts to the ASCforum Blog:
Article published May 08, 2009
University stuck in a time warp
At a time when the nation and the state are forced to make tough decisions about how best to cut costs, the University of Toledo seems to be caught in a time warp.
Scott Scarborough, vice president for finance and administration, continues to hammer home the message that deep cuts are necessary, but the board of trustees can't help but award their cronies wage increases and contract deals that make double dipping fashionable.
At a time when employees have been asked to consider furloughs and layoffs as an option to control costs, why is the board so quick to rehire the retired, create new titles to award pay increases, and pass out bonus money like there is no tomorrow (and maybe there won't be if they keep it up)?
It's been going on for so long that they just can't help themselves.
While it's true that old habits die hard and desperate times call for desperate measures, these desperate times may be just what it takes to change those "old habits."
Come on, you guys, take the lead from President Obama and put some common sense into your decisions.
Also see this article from May 13:
University of Toledo fires softball coach
University of Toledo softball coach Jo Ann Gordon was fired Wednesday after a 105-235 record the last seven seasons. The Rockets finished 8-38, 6-16 in Mid-American Conference play this season.
"I felt it was time for the softball program to move in a new direction," UT athletic director Mike O'Brien said.
O’Brien said a national search for Gordon’s replacement will begin immediately and that assistant coach Sunny Jones will run the team in the interim until a new head coach is named.
The Rockets never finished higher than fifth in the MAC West division under Gordon.
In reference to this second item, I ask the question: if a softball coach can be fired for "nonperformance" with a national search to start immediately, why can't we fire the president, provosts and CFO and do NATIONAL searches?
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(Excellent Question!!---so notes Bloggie.)