Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Seems more to it, again

A whistle blower case at the heart of it? Comes up in this coverage, detail:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/07/17/uc-berkeley-fires-six-campus-police-officers-caught-hanging-out-in-library/

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This also explains in more detail the issues raised:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/07/17/uc-berkeley-hires-fundraising-aide-involved-in-pension-fund-bribery-scandal/


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And then there's the discretionary funds that pop up in:

https//www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/UC-Berkeley-tight-on-money-to-spend-30-million-13083381.php

- important details left out of a lot of other coverage of these stories, or just coverage of the roll back stunt...

UC Regents Meetings July 18-19

You can view the stream of these meetings via this:
Scroll to committee sessions when they are in session:
http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/videos/july2018/july%202018.html
, and it remains available to view for one year.

See: http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/july18.html


Wednesday, July 18
8:30 am
Board (open session - includes public comment session) (pdf) Location: Robertson Auditorium

 Open Session Public Comment Period2 Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2018 
Remarks of the Chair of the Board 

Remarks of the President of the University 

Remarks of the Chair of the Academic Senate 

Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees: Special Committee to Select a Student Regent Appointment of 2019-20 Student Regent 

- a side note,the student regent candidate almost always says the will advocate for the entire student body but... - is it a good trend for the undergraduate population to be relegated to other roles and continue to be shut out from the official voting student regent slot position for a fourth (? ) Consecutive year? Just askin'...


9:15 am
Governance and Compensation Committee (open session) (pdf) Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2018

G1 Action Technical Amendments of Standing Order 105.1, Organization of
the Academic Senate, and Bylaw 40.3, Special Provisions 
Concerning Faculty; and Rescission of Standing Order 103.10,
Security of Employment, concerning Senate Membership for 
Lecturers with Potential for Security of Employment and Lecturers
and Senior Lecturers with Security of Employment

G2 Action Establishment of a New Senior Management Group Level Two
Position, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications, 
Los Angeles Campus, and the Corresponding Market Reference
Zone for the Position

G3 Discussion Annual Reports on Compensated and Uncompensated Outside
Professional Activities for Calendar Year 2017, and Semi-Annual
Report on Outside Professional Activities Approved between
December 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018

G4 Discussion Committee Priorities and Items for the Upcoming Year

Committee membership: Regents Blum, Elliott, Lansing, Ortiz Oakley (Vice Chair), 
Makarechian, Pérez, Sherman (Chair), and Zettel; Ex officio 
members Brown, Kieffer, and Napolitano

Governance and Compensation Committee (closed session) (pdf) Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2018

G5(X) Action Appointment of Regents-Designate and Faculty Representatives as
Advisory Members to Standing Committees and Subcommittees
for 2018-19
Closed Session Statute Citation: Nomination of officers and members 
[Education Code §92032(e)]

G6(X) Discussion Collective Bargaining Matters 
Closed Session Statute Citation: Collective bargaining matters 
[Government Code §3596(d)]
Committee membership: Regents Blum, Elliott, Lansing, Ortiz Oakley (Vice Chair), 
Makarechian, Pérez, Sherman (Chair), and Zettel; Ex officio 
members Brown, Kieffer, and Napolitano


Concurrent Meetings
10:00 am
Public Engagement and Development Committee (open session) (pdf) Location: Fisher Banquet

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2018

P1 Discussion Federal Issues Update

P2 Discussion State Government Issues Update 

P3 Discussion Student Advocacy Efforts

P4 Discussion Update on the University of California Market Research Study

P5 Discussion Committee Priorities and Items for the Coming Year

Committee Membership: Regents Anderson, Blum, Graves (Vice Chair), Guber, Lansing, 
Ortiz Oakley (Chair), Rendon, Sherman, and Torlakson; Ex officio 
members Brown, Kieffer, and Napolitano; Chancellors
Blumenthal, Christ, Hawgood, May, and Wilcox; Advisory 
member May; Staff Advisor Main

10:00 am
Compliance and Audit Committee (open session) (pdf)Location: Robertson Auditorium
Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2018

C1 Action Appointment of Regents’ External Auditor

C2 Action Approval of Internal Audit Plan for 2018-19

C3 Discussion State Audit of Sexual Harassment Cases

C4 Discussion Committee Priorities and Items for the Upcoming Year

Committee membership: Regents Anguiano (Vice Chair), Elliott (Chair), Makarechian, 
Morimoto, Newsom, Park, Pérez, Tauscher, and Zettel; Ex officio 
members Brown and Kieffer; Chancellors Block, Gillman, Khosla, 
Leland, and Yang; Advisory member White; Staff Advisor Valdry

Compliance and Audit Committee (closed session) (pdf)Location: Robertson Auditorium

See directly link  for multiple items , list etc*

12:00 pm
Lunch
Concurrent Meetings
1:30 pm
Academic and Student Affairs Committee (closed session) (pdf) Location: Fisher Banquet Room

Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of July 12, 2017
A1(X) Action Appointment of Regents Professor, Departments of Design Media
Arts and Architecture and Urban Design, Los Angeles Campus

Academic and Student Affairs Committee (open session) (pdf) Location: Fisher Banquet
Open Session Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2018

A2 Discussion The University of California Press at 125

A3 Discussion A Day in the Life of a University of California Scholar 

A4 Discussion Nonresident Undergraduates and their University of California Experience

 A5 Discussion Committee Priorities and Items for the Upcoming Year


Committee membership: Regents Elliott, Graves, Guber, Lansing, Morimoto, Newsom, Ortiz Oakley, Pérez (Chair), Rendon, Tauscher (Vice Chair), and Zettel; Ex officio members Brown, Kieffer, Napolitano, and Torlakson; Chancellors Block, Christ, Leland, Wilcox, and Yang; Advisory member White; Staff Advisor Mai





National Laboratories Subcommittee (open session) (pdf) Location: Fisher Banquet Room
Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2018


N1 Action Allocation of Los Alamos National Security, LLC and Lawrence
Livermore National Security, LLC Fee Income to be Expended in Fiscal
Year


N2 Discussion National Laboratories Update


Committee Membership: Regents Morimoto, Napolitano, Newsom, Ortiz Oakley, Tauscher
(Chair), and Zettel (Vice Chair); Ex officio member Pérez;
Chancellors Block, Christ, and Yang; Advisory member White



1:30 pmFinance and Capital Strategies Committee (closed session) (pdf) Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Closed Session

Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2018


F1(X) Action Approval of Acquisition of an Extended-Stay Hotel and External
Financing following Action Pursuant to California Environmental
Quality Act, San Diego Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]


F2(X) Discussion Real Estate Matters Related to Implementation of the Hillcrest
Campus Redevelopment Plan, San Diego Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]


F3(X) Action Consent Agenda: Approval of Delegations for Approval of Ground
Lease and Rent Guaranty; and Presidential Authorization to
Approve and Execute Transaction Documents to Establish and
Operate a Rehabilitation Hospital, Davis Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]

F4(X) Action Approval of Ground Lease Business Terms and Financing for the
West Village Transfer Student and Continuing Undergraduate
Student Housing Project, Davis Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]


Committee membership: Regents Anderson, Anguiano, Blum, Makarechian (Chair), Park
(Vice Chair), Rendon, and Sherman; Ex officio members Brown,
Kieffer, and Napolitano; Chancellors Blumenthal, Gillman,
Hawgood, Khosla, and May; Advisory member May

Finance and Capital Strategies Committee (open session) (pdf) Location: Robertson Auditorium


Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2018


F5 Action Approval of the UC Davis 2018 Long Range Development Plan,
Following Action Pursuant to the California Environmental
Quality Act, Davis Campus


F6 Action Approval of Design Following Action Pursuant to the California
Environmental Quality Act, West Village Transfer Student and
Continuing Undergraduate Student Housing Project,
Davis Campus


F7 Action Approval of Design Following Action Pursuant to the California
Environmental Quality Act, Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow
Dining Project, Riverside Campus


F8 Discussion UC San Diego 2018 Long Range Development Plan, La Jolla,
San Diego Campus


F9 Discussion Hillcrest Campus Redevelopment Phase 1, San Diego Campus

F10 Discussion Committee Priorities and Items for the Upcoming Year


Committee membership: Regents Anderson, Anguiano, Blum, Makarechian (Chair), Park
(Vice Chair), Rendon, and Sherman; Ex officio members Brown,
Kieffer, and Napolitano; Chancellors Blumenthal, Gillman,
Hawgood, Khosla, and May; Advisory member May; Staff
Advisor Valdry


Thursday, July 19
8:30 am
Location: Robertson Auditorium
Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 24, 2018
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Appointment of Regents’ Professor, Departments of Design Media Arts and
Architecture and Urban Design, Los Angeles Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Compliance and Audit Committee
United States and California Department of Toxic Substances Control v. Regents
– Proposed Consent Decree – Environmental Remediation – Davis
Regents of the University of California v. St. Jude Medical, LLC – Proposed
Settlement – Patent Infringement – San Francisco
Closed Session Statute Citations: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Security matters [Government Code §11126(c)(18) and Education Code
§92032(b)(1)]
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Approval of Acquisition of an Extended-Stay Hotel and External Financing
Following Action Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act, San Diego
Campus
Consent Agenda: Approval of Delegations for Approval of Ground Lease and
Rent Guaranty; and Presidential Authorization to Approve and Execute
Transaction Documents to Establish and Operate a Rehabilitation Hospital,
Davis Campus
Approval of Ground Lease Business Terms and Financing for the West Village
Transfer Student and Continuing Undergraduate Student Housing Project,
Davis Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]
Governance and Compensation Committee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Nomination of officers and members
[Education Code §92032(e)]
Closed Session Statute Citation: Collective bargaining matters
[Government Code §3596(d)]
Health Services Committee (meeting of June 5)
Approval of Participation in Joint Venture to Establish and Operate a
Rehabilitation Hospital, Davis Campus
Approval of Participation in a Limited Liability Company for an Ambulatory
Surgery Center Joint Venture, Los Angeles Campus
Closed Session Statute Citations: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]
Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Collective bargaining matters [Government Code §3596(d)]
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions
Personnel Matters
Closed Session Statute Citations: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Acquisition or disposition of property [Education Code §92032(b)(6)]

Upon end of Board closed - 2:00 pm
Board (open session - includes public comment session) (pdf)Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment2
Roll Call
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 24, 2018
Annual Report from the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies
Notable Honors and Achievements
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Compliance and Audit Committee
Appointment of Regents’ External Auditor
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Approval of the UC Davis 2018 Long Range Development Plan, Following
Action Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, Davis Campus
Approval of Design Following Action Pursuant to the California Environmental
Quality Act, West Village Transfer Student and Continuing Undergraduate
Student Housing Project, Davis Campus
Approval of Design Following Action Pursuant to the California Environmental
Quality Act, Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Project, Riverside
Campus
Governance and Compensation Committee
Appointment of Regents-Designate and Faculty Representatives as Advisory
Members to Standing Committees and Subcommittees for 2018-19, as Discussed
in Closed Session
Technical Amendments of Standing Order 105.1, Organization of the Academic
Senate, and Bylaw 40.3, Special Provisions Concerning Faculty; and Rescission
of Standing Order 103.10, Security of Employment, Concerning Senate
Membership For Lecturers with Potential For Security of Employment And
Lecturers and Senior Lecturers with Security of Employment
Establishment of a New Senior Management Group Level Two Position, Vice
Chancellor for Strategic Communications, Los Angeles Campus, and the
Corresponding Market Reference Zone for the Position
Health Services Committee (meeting of June 5, 2018)
Public Engagement and Development Committee
National Laboratories Subcommittee
Allocation of Los Alamos National Security, LLC and Lawrence Livermore
National Security, LLC Fee Income to be Expended in Fiscal Year 2018-19
Unfinished Business
Rescission of Standing Order 103.5 – Emeritus Status (notice served in May)
B1 Action Approval of Revised 2018-19 Budget for Current Operations and Tuition
B2 Discussion Work Plan for Multi-year Enrollment and Budget Planning
B3 Discussion 2018 Accountability Report
B4 Discussion Cyber Risk Program Update
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Materials Mailed Between Meetings
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions

Times indicated and order of business subject to change

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Drama! at the CIO? More review of admissions decisions, the regents meeting, more.

http://www.dailycal.org/2018/07/13/uc-system-admits-record-number-transfers-uc-berkeley-admits-fewer-last-year/

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https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/07/17/california-students-half-as-likely-to-be-admitted-to-ucsc-as-nonresidents-the-widest-gulf-in-the-uc-system/

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-UC-readies-for-a-surge-of-transfer-13074190.php



http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/sd-uc-ccc-transfers-increase-20180713-story.html



https://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/ucd/uc-admits-more-californians-with-emphasis-on-transfer-students/

https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-offers-admission-more-california-residents/

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Tuition rollback?:

http://triton.news/2018/07/uc-system-vote-student-tuition-rollback/
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The faculty capitulate or face reality, or? The president of the UC regents and another regent come up in this coverage:
https://edsource.org/2018/as-gov-brown-urges-work-on-new-online-college-community-college-faculty-drop-their-opposition/600256

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Building plans during structural deficit claims...:

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2018/07/16/uc-berkeley-has-plans-for-its-former-now-empty-art-museum


And building for Title IX , but those sports not directly involved in recent IX cases, so? The three prongs again?:

http://www.dailycal.org/2018/07/16/30-million-plans-cal-softball-beach-volleyball/



Don't see an administration response on this:
http://www.dailycal.org/2018/07/17/uc-berkeley-hires-deborah-kelley-guilty-committing-fraud-major-gifts-assistant/

Yep,

Board vacancies
http://www.dailycal.org/2018/07/17/uc-board-regents-enter-3rd-meeting-5-vacancies/

And a meeting:
http://www.dailycal.org/2018/07/17/uc-regents-convene-nonresidents-lab-management-independent-auditor/

Should the regents have a conversation about intl hires who last only a year and maybe some Regents rules on CIO office staff comments they are allowed to make as part of the terms of exit when they do exit?! The regents lauded themselves for giving that particular staff certain incentives, so shouldn't they also expect no drama exits or more constraints on what can be said when resignations inevitably occur for whatever reasons?

E.g. one person who exited made dramatic exit comments on the way out:
https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b191k6n52nw0lx/Exodus-at-the-University-of-California-as-van-Gelderen-Quits
See: ..."“Yes, there has been a high number of departures, and I expect there will be more,” he told Institutional Investor by phone Wednesday. “I think the proof is in the pudding, and the factual aspect is that there are a lot of people who are leaving.” ...


-pointed to earlier, highlight it here again, and some of the coverage seems to hint at continued collaboration in the exit of certain 'star performer' - so a friendlier exit in this maybe:

https://www.ipe.com/countries/netherlands/former-apg-ceo-leaves-university-of-california-after-one-year/10025757.article

- shouldn't the regents manage the pudding drama there?

Drama at the CIO a plaay on this
- which could be subtitled 'Not really, But' -- who knows? Do the regents?


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cal and UCLA offer admissions to fewer in state students this year- UC admissions decisions, latest round...

See Mercury News:

UCLA and UC Berkeley both admitted fewer in-state students than the previous year
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/07/11/number-of-california-freshmen-admitted-to-top-uc-schools-drops/


You might also wanna remember:

https://dailybruin.com/2018/05/24/uc-board-of-regents-approves-loosening-of-qualifications-for-in-state-residency/

http://www.dailycal.org/2018/06/03/uc-board-regents-revises-requirements-state-residency/

...

UC put out this press release:
"UC admits record number of transfer students"

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-admissions-rise-record-surge-transfers

And the SF Chron put out this

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/UC-admits-records-number-of-applicants-for-fall-13067609.php


And LA Times:
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-edu-uc-admission-transfers-20180711-story.html

And Sac Bee:
https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article214717605.html


And former UC Pres Yudof at CHE as if on cue:

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Now-More-Than-Ever-We-Need/243897
- his thoughts now on diversity admissions decisions...


There's also :


http://www.dailycal.org/2018/07/08/california-law-banning-affirmative-action-predates-president-trumps-rollback/

And WaPo with:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/drop-the-euphemisms-around-affirmative-action/2018/07/11/511bb61e-8482-11e8-9e80-403a221946a7_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b347cf054d24


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That same dance earlier on this:

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-lawsuit-leads-thousands-daca-grant-renewals


https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/University-Of-California-Claims-More-Than-117-000-13059173.php

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More revolving door at UCOP CIO, normal, short term or what, who knows:

http://www.pionline.com/article/20180711/ONLINE/180719951/real-estate-exec-exits-uc-investment-office

There also is:


https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2018/07/11/uc-davis-releases-plan-for-land-use-campus.html




And there was this :
https://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2018-07-06/reading-roundup-bridges-college-admissions-border-identity

"College admissions is an increasingly sensitive subject, especially when it comes to race and socioeconomic status. To make matters even more complicated, new research suggests that applicants’ chances are also affected by the amount of interest they show.

At Lehigh, a team of researchers including Muzhe Yang, associate professor of economics and former Berkeley Ph.D., found that applicants who “demonstrated interest” in a “medium-sized highly selective university” by visiting the campus in person had a better chance of being admitted than applicants who only attended a local information session. Of course, visiting schools isn’t cheap, and not everyone can afford the luxury. Unsurprisingly, it’s often the applicants with high SAT scores and other advantages who reap the rewards of this system.

For their part, universities like those involved in the study feel the pressure to accept strong candidates who seem highly likely to attend. As explained in the Lehigh Research Review,

When a university must balance the goals of increasing selectivity and the quality of the targeted size, the university has an incentive to accept those students who are more likely to attend, the researchers say. This enables the university to make fewer offers of admission, which improves its selectivity ranking, and reduces the risk of a lower yield.
To combat what they described as the “inequity” of this system, the researchers also looked at new ways of subsidizing the costs of in-person visits for low-income students."

Friday, June 29, 2018

Higher Ed,- Trust- and Title IX Failures, and other things...

Some reading:

"Acclaimed UC Irvine geneticist resigns after committing sexual harassment"
Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-edu-uc-irvine-ayala-sexual-harassment-20180628-story.html

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/06/29/renowned-uc-irvine-geneticist-resigns-sex-harassment/


http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/prominent-geneticist-out-uc-irvine-after-harassment-finding

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/06/29/uc-irvine-professor-who-donated-10-million-resigns-after-sexual-harassment-allegations/


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/29/science/francisco-ayala-sexual-harassment.html



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UC MED Promise comes up in :https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/local/community/article213531559.html
- Gray, BTW, headed up one of the first JLAC hearings on Title IX and UC -long before Napolitano arrived- (her staff lately seem to be trying to frame her *via occasional friendly op ed incomplete retelling in the usual spots * as the first UC president to see the 'problem' but the actual history says different, the problems were identified and discussed long before her arrival... it is more a question of which UC president actually can get assist from the regents to compel the academic senate to tackle the problems "best" as seen and experienced from all perspectives...or to make clear to the academic senate that it is in it's own interests to start doing so...imo)
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UCOP CIO personnel moves:

http://www.pionline.com/article/20180621/ONLINE/180629955/calstrs-picks-uc-senior-managing-director-as-new-deputy-cio

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Cal Chancellor on trust and higher ed at this Aspen Ideas fest talk:


Also there was:

Higher Ed, trust in the space of this:


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There's also:

http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2018/06/percent-of-income.html


Thursday, June 21, 2018

CA Auditor: "The University of California: Report 2017-125—It Must Take Additional Steps to Address Long-Standing Issues With Its Response to Sexual Harassment Complaints"

New Report released:
Report 2017-125
It Must Take Additional Steps to Address Long-Standing Issues With Its Response to Sexual Harassment Complaints

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Coverage:
http://www.dailycal.org/2018/06/21/state-audit-finds-uc-system-not-comply-title-ix-case-handling-regulations/

WaPo has AP quick take short blurb on it:

"Audit faults University of California sex misconduct process"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/higher-education/audit-faults-university-of-california-sex-misconduct-process/2018/06/21/6efb235e-7587-11e8-bda1-18e53a448a14_story.html?utm_term=.995d619565c0

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And LA Times - BTW the report is analysis of UC systemwide with three campuses as sample pool - but here's their headline: "Three UC campuses did not consistently discipline faculty accused of sexual misconduct, state auditor finds"
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-edu-uc-audit-sexual-misconduct-20180621-story.html


.."In 2013, UCLA found that Gans had violated university policies by creating a sexually hostile workplace and attempting to establish a romantic relationship with a student he supervised. In a settlement with UC, he agreed to resign from his position and was barred from future employment at the university.

In Sarah’s settlement, UC agreed to an undisclosed payment — but also barred her from studying or working at any university campus or affiliate. That provision outraged Nazarian, who told members of the joint legislative audit committee that it was “imperative to audit and see if this is a common practice among any state agency to revictimize those they have allowed to be a victim to begin with.”

The audit found that UC did not include that ban in the other settlements reviewed and did so in Sarah’s case to close the dispute and minimize the risk of further legal action."...

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SF Chronicle: "State audit finds lengthy, inconsistent handling of harassment claims by UC"
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/State-audit-finds-lengthy-inconsistent-handling-13015837.php

..."
"State audit finds lengthy, inconsistent handling of harassment claims by UC"
By
Jill Tucker

Includes:

"A state audit found ongoing problems in the University of California’s response to sexual harassment complaints, including lengthy investigations and inconsistent discipline of faculty and staff.

The auditor’s report reviewed sexual harassment cases at three campuses, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UCLA, and found that despite efforts in recent years to address delays and inconsistencies in how the university system responds to sexual violence and harassment, “it must do more to stop, prevent, and remedy sexual harassment at its campuses.”

The auditors reviewed cases involving student victims and faculty or staff harassers. The investigation reviewed 23 cases at the three campuses and found that it took an average of 43 days to discipline staff following an investigation, compared to 220 days for faculty. In one case, it took 600 days to discipline a faculty member after the investigation was completed.

“Delays of this nature contribute to a perception that the university is not responding promptly to complaints, and they also force complainants and respondents to endure a lengthy and stressful process,” according to the report.

...
"The time difference between staff and faculty decisions is largely because the Academic Senate determines what consequences are warranted in faculty cases, university officials said. Despite a directive by UC president Janet Napolitano in 2016 to limit faculty discipline proceedings to two months, no changes were made within the faculty Senate to address the issue, auditors said.

“The lengthy time the campuses take to resolve Senate faculty cases stands in clear contrast to the (federal) Title IX requirement that the university adopt procedures for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints,” according to the report.

Auditors also cited inconsistent discipline of faculty. Of the cases studied, punishment for physical contact of a nonsexual nature ranged from dismissal, the most severe option available, to a relatively mild warning to abide by policies in the future."...

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KCRA


Audit: UC didn't quickly discipline staff in sexual misconduct cases
http://amp.kcra.com/article/audit-uc-didnt-quickly-discipline-staff-in-sexual-misconduct-cases/21755597