Oregon Tech and Faculty Union reach tentative agreement on the inaugural contract

A five-year contract was agreed between Oregon Tech and its Faculty Union early Tuesday morning (May 4, 2021). Both parties came to terms after 1 year, 4 months and 28 days of negotiations. Inaugural contracts are known to take a very long time to come to fruition, and these negotiations vastly occurred during a global pandemic.

2020-2021 Winter Term President's and Dean's List

The following students have been named to the 2020-2021 Winter Term President's and Dean's list at Oregon Institute of Technology. Only full-time undergraduate students (12 credit hours or more at Oregon Tech) are eligible for academic honors. Please contact the Registrar's Office at 541-885-1300 with any questions.

PRESIDENT'S LIST
The following students have been named to the President's list at Oregon Institute of Technology. Inclusion on the list requires a 3.70 grade-point average and above.

SmartAsset Lists Oregon Tech as Best Value College in Oregon

Personal finance company SmartAsset has released its 2021 report of the Best Value Colleges in the U.S., with a degree from Oregon Institute of Technology noted as the highest value for your dollar of any college or university in Oregon.

According to the study, Oregon Tech graduates receive an average starting salary of $63,100, which is the highest in the Oregon rankings. The average starting salary for all Oregon higher education graduates is $53,308.

University Leadership Provide Response to Faculty Senate

To address the Faculty Senate’s call for Oregon Tech President, Dr. Nagi Naganathan to resign, senior leadership submitted a response to the Faculty Senate-approved report.

The original Faculty Senate report was shared publicly and thus requires a public response. A copy of the response in total is available at www.oit.edu/news/university-response-faculty-senate-approved-report.

Broad context:

President Naganathan remains committed to Oregon Tech

President Naganathan and Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) are focused on assuring student success and building on the university’s reputation. The Faculty Senate plays an important role in this and in furthering the institution’s mission. However, recently the Senate has called for the resignation of President Naganathan.

Dr. Naganathan informed the Oregon Tech campus community today:

Oregon Tech Begins Search for Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Engagement

In a continued effort to increase awareness and create a more welcoming and inviting work and learning environment, Oregon Tech is searching for an Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Engagement (DICE). The University is conducting a national search for this new leadership position, which will report to President Naganathan.