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Oregon public universities are efficient, leaders tell legislators

May 4th, 2011
Published: Tuesday, May 03, 2011, 6:27 PM     Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 6:01 AM
 By Bill Graves, The Oregonian The Oregonian

SALEM — Leaders defended the efficiency of Oregon’s public universities and their professors during a legislative hearing Tuesday on an audit that raises questions about how professors spend their time.

Lawmakers expressed no alarm over the audit findings and took no action.

The Oregon Audits Division released a report Tuesday that concluded the Oregon University System does not track how much time professors spend in the classroom. The report also said the system spends less than a fifth of its budget on instruction.

The system cannot find ways to use professors more efficiently without a better grasp of how much time they spend on instruction, research and service, Gary Blackmer, director of the Secretary of State’s audits division, told a joint legislative audits committee.

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