Saturday, November 3, 2018

Agenda UC Regents Meeting November 13-15 At UCSF

The UC regents full board meeting agenda for November is now posted.- but it is currently not available through an active link at their "upcoming meetings" page , which is the normal, common route regular audience employs.

Currently it can only be  accessed by going through the home page ( an old pic of regent M standing by students on that page) and then scroll down to a button mentioning the meeting, FYI.

Only once you do that step do you gain access to the link for this specific meeting, that link is:

https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/nov18.html

- then you have to click on each individual committee link to find the individual committee agenda and/or any possible background docs  which may or may not be available at any time...To which you might say, 'could they give any more of a round around?!'

Here's what the agenda looks like, but they make changes to it on an ongoing basis even up to and thru the actual meeting, so...


November 13-15, 2018

Tuesday, November 13
2:00 pm

Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment Period2
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 25, 2018

I-1 Discussion Review of Asset Classes, Risk, and Operations 

I-2 Action Adoption of Investment Policy Statement and Asset and Risk 
Allocation Policy for the Blue and Gold Endowment


Wednesday, November 14
8:30 am
Location: Robertson Auditorium
Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment Period2
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 26, 2018
Remarks of the Chair of the Board
Remarks of the President of the University
Remarks of the Chair of the Academic Senate

B-1 Discussion Update on the President’s Student Housing Initiative


Concurrent Meetings
10:00 am

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 26, 2018

P1 Discussion 2018 Midterm Election Review 

P2 Discussion Federal Update 

P3 Discussion Review of California Budget Allocation: Hunger Free Campus Funding 

P4 Discussion Community Outreach and Impacts, Santa Barbara Campus

P5 Discussion Regents Engagement Plan

10:00 am
Location: Robertson Auditorium
Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 26, 2018

C1 Discussion Annual Report on Internal Audit Activities, 2017-18

C2 Discussion Report on Independent Assessment of Audit Implementation
Status

C3 Discussion Annual Report of External Auditors for the Year Ended 
June 30, 2018


Upon end of Audit open
Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 26, 2018

C4(X) Discussion Annual Consultation with Regents’ Auditors Concerning
Performance of University Personnel
Closed Session Statute Citation: Personnel matters 
[Education Code §92032(b)(7)]

C5(X) Discussion Overview of Compliance and Audit Personnel Matters
Closed Session Statute Citation: Personnel matters 
[Education Code §92032(b)(7)]

C6(X) Discussion Cybersecurity Audit Activities Update
Closed Session Statute Citation: Security matters [Government Code §11126(c)(18) and
Education Code §92032(b)(1)]

C7(X) Action Recommended Settlement for Board Action
Flores v. Regents – Proposed Settlement – Medical Malpractice –
Los Angeles
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]

C8(X) Discussion Appellate, Trial Court Developments and Updates

--21 items listed there--

C9(X) Information Settlements and Separation Agreements Under Delegated 
Authority Reported from August 14, 2018 to October 2, 2018
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]



Concurrent Meetings
12:30 pm
Location: Fisher Banquet Room
Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 26, 2018

A1 Discussion Assessing and Ensuring Academic Quality on Campus and 
Systemwide

A2 Discussion Update on Implementation of the Recommendations of the Regents 
Total Cost of Attendance Working Group

A3 Discussion Serving Those Who Serve: The Student Veteran Experience at the 
University of California


Location: Fisher Banquet Room

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 26, 2018

N1 Action Amendment of Regents Policy 7104 – Selection of Laboratory 
Directors, Regents Policy 7105 – Appointments of Individuals to the 
Executive Committees of the Boards of Governors of Los Alamos 
National Security, LLC and Lawrence Livermore National Security, 
LLC, and Bylaw 22.2 – Specific Reservations

N2 Discussion Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – UC Berkeley Collaboration 
on Climate, Energy, and the Environment


12:30 pm
Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 26, 2018


F1(X) Discussion Retail Space Lease with Target Corporation at Price Center, 
San Diego Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]


F2(X) Action Amendment of 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)]


F3(X) Action Approval of Business Terms of Ground Lease and Space 
Leaseback, Bakar BioEnginuity Hub at Woo Hon Fai Hall, 
Berkeley Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]


Upon end of Finance closed
Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 26, 2018

F4 Action Approval of Design Following Action Pursuant to California
Environmental Quality Act, Bakar BioEnginuity Hub at Woo Hon
Fai Hall, Berkeley Campus

F5 Action Approval of the 2018-28 Capital Financial Plan

F6 Action University of California Financial Reports, 2018

F7 Action Approval of Budget and Scope, Approval of External Financing 
and External Financing Supported by State General Funds, and 
Approval of Design Following Action Pursuant to the California 
Environmental Quality Act, Teaching and Learning Complex, 
Davis Campus

F8 Action Consent Agenda:

A. Approval of the University of California 2019-20 Budget
for State Capital Improvements

B. Approval of Preliminary Plans Funding, Classroom
Building, Santa Barbara Campus

C. Amendment of Preliminary Plans Funding, UCSF Research
Building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, 
San Francisco Campus

D. Approval of Preliminary Plans Funding, Scope, and 
Working Drawings Funding, Roadway and Site 
Improvements at Zuckerberg San Francisco General 
Hospital, San Francisco Campus

E. Approval of Preliminary Plans Funding, Hillcrest Campus 
Outpatient Pavilion and Parking, San Diego Campus


F9 Discussion UC San Diego 2019 Long Range Development Plan, 
Hillcrest Campus, San Diego Campus 


F10 Discussion Ambulatory Care Center Expansion with Eye Center, 
Davis Health Campus


F11 Discussion Report of Budget to Actual Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2017-18
for the Office of the President; and First Quarter Fiscal Year 
2018-19 Results


F12 Discussion UCPath Update


F13 Discussion Annual Actuarial Valuations for the University of California
Retirement Plan and Its Segments and for the 1991 University of
California-Public Employees’ Retirement System Voluntary Early 
Retirement Incentive Program

F14 Discussion Annual Actuarial Valuation of the University of California Retiree
Health Benefit Program

F15 Action Approval of the University of California 2019-20 Budget for
Current Operations


4:00 pm
Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 26, 2018


G1(X) Action Appointment of Advisory Member to the Health Services
Committee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Nomination of officers and members 
[Education Code §92032(e)]


G2(X) Discussion Collective Bargaining Matters 
Closed Session Statute Citation: Collective bargaining matters 
[Government Code §3596(d)]

Upon end of Governance closed
Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 26-27, 2018

G3 Action Establishment of a New Position in the Senior Management Group
of Associate Vice President – Chief Clinical Officer, UC Health, 
Office of the President, and the Corresponding Market Reference
Zone for the Position

G4 Action Amendment of Bylaws and Committee Charters, Establishment of
an Investments Committee and Adoption of Investments 
Committee Charter, and Establishment of a Special Committee on
Nominations

G5 Action Establishment of Regents’ Special Committee on Basic Needs

G6 Action Amendment of Regents Policy 1202 – Appointment of Student
Regent and Adoption of Student Regent Nomination Procedures

G7 Discussion Overview of Executive Compensation Policies


Thursday, November 15 
8:30 am
Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meetings of September 26 and 27, 
2018
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Compliance and Audit Committee
Closed Session Statute Citations: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Security matters [Government Code §11126(c)(18) and Education Code §92032(b)(1)]
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]
Governance and Compensation Committee
Closed Session Statute Citations: Nomination of officers and members 
[Education Code §92032(e)]
Collective bargaining matters [Government Code §3596(d)]
Health Services Committee (meeting of October 9)
Closed Session Statute Citations: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Acquisition or disposition of property [Education Code §92032(b)(6)]
 1 All times indicated and the order of business are approximate and subject to change.
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions
Personnel Matters
Acquisition or disposition of property [Education Code §92032(b)(6)]
Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]


Upon end of Board   closed
Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment2
Roll Call
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of September 27, 2018 
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Compliance and Audit Committee
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Governance and Compensation Committee
Health Services Committee (meeting of October 9, 2018)
Public Engagement and Development Committee
Investments Subcommittee
National Laboratories Subcommittee
Resolutions in Appreciation
Notable Honors and Achievements
B2 Discussion Preliminary Planning for a Multi-Year Framework
B3 Action Approval of the University of California 2019-20 Budget for Current 
Operations
B4 Action Approval of UC San Diego 2018 Long Range Development Plan 
Following Action Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act, La 
Jolla Campus, San Diego Campus 
B5 Discussion Health Services Committee Delegated Authorities and Oversight 
Responsibilities 
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Materials Mailed Between Meetings
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions

Not flawless and not a substitute for...

There's been a steady drumbeat of coverage on finance channels and journals about US possibly being outpaced on AI - but that discussion has been confusing because it is conflated with gestures on start up funding numbers rather than discussion of actual tech advancement...higher education funding decisions based on disciplines and AI are currently being made but not too much open discussion about those decisions or impact.
Remaking the University tweeted out: "arms race in data science and AI. Billion dollars for them at MIT, since those are poor fields neglected by industry :) Cathy O'Neil flips it at the bottom https://nyti.ms/2JynUyU "

Also see:
First: "Connecting Data Science to ‘Almost Every Domain of Inquiry’
As reach of big data and AI grows, UC Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveil plans for major expansions."

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/11/02/big-data-ai-prompt-major-expansions-uc-berkeley-and-mit


Then read IHE from September:

"Academics push to expand use of AI in higher ed teaching and learning - Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed › article › 2018/09/26"
Also titled "Pushing the Boundaries of Learning With AI
A growing number of academics are experimenting with new technologies powered by artificial intelligence, but many of the technologies aren't yet ready for prime time."
https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2018/09/26/academics-push-expand-use-ai-higher-ed-teaching-and-learning
Includes sections on

"Computerized Teaching Assistants"

"Robo-Grading Concerns"

"We find students have a higher willingness to be candid with these bots,” said Magliozzi -- especially when discussing personal issues such as health, finances, immigration status or family issues.

“Students don’t feel judged,” he said."
...

The AI is not flawless,” said Magliozzi, and “topics of conversation are limited.”

Tech-Enhanced Studies


"The technology could potentially be applied to lecture halls, and "

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Then see:
This other big buzz topic at Cal gets mixed with AI in this:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/20/technology/how-the-blockchain-could-break-big-techs-hold-on-ai.html


Then tied to UC and AI and job market linked topics buzz in this coverage:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-artificialintelligence/as-companies-embrace-ai-its-a-job-seekers-market-idUSKCN1MP10D

More like that here:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ai-colonoscopies-university-of-california-irvine/


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/technology/earthquake-predictions-artificial-intelligence.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2018/11/02/how-vertically-integrated-ai-stacks-will-affect-it-organizations/#175506841713

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Do they have it right?

See:
A new turn of events on
Lawsuit Accuses Betsy DeVos And Her Deputies Of Being Motivated By Sexism
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/betsy-devos-sexual-assault-lawsuit_us_5bd9ff6ee4b01abe6a1ad4a9


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A Reich quote to provoke?:
A 1 hr talk with Brady, Napolitano, Reich about 2018 midterm--
"UC Berkeley
Robert Reich: Odds are against Dem takeover of House"
https://news.berkeley.edu/2018/10/31/robert-reich-odds-are-against-dem-takeover-of-house/

- in order to view that talk you have to use the troubled FB platform UC partnered with

Yes, there are lots of troubled platforms, their practices...

BTW, lots of coverage of this development:

https://news.berkeley.edu/2018/11/01/berkeley-inaugurates-division-of-data-science-and-information-connecting-teaching-and-research-from-all-corners-of-campus/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-berkeley-its-big-data-on-campus-154106640

http://www.dailycal.org/2018/11/01/uc-berkeley-announces-creation-of-division-of-data-science-and-information/

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This seems strange, fluke incident wholly separate or is it connected to other recent issues? And, does UC have protocols in place for dealing on campus with staff who are part of the press effort?! It's just odd...:
http://www.dailycal.org/2018/10/31/former-ucpd-officer-sues-uc-regents-ucpd-for-false-arrest-imprisonment-at-protest/

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In light of UC CIO coverage about using staff for executive personal errands with UC resources, it seems inappropriate to have a 'photo op' where the exec uses his UC staff as an armrest, no?

https://www.pionline.com/article/ m/PRINT/181029884/2-from-university-of-california-get-a-hand-from-irs-in-quest-to-reduce-fees

Maybe give the boss a break and just take a standard pic , that's what the moment calls for , right?

And, yes, there was also this, some of it came up in Sept UC Regents meeting and some of it will likely come up  in November's:
https://www.ai-cio.com/news/university-californias-pensions-endowments-drive-asset-outperformance/

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Guardian interesting piece , CA public employees in the ''anti' column?!:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/23/california-public-employees-unwittingly-fund-rent-control-fight


Monday, October 22, 2018

UC Faculty Diversity CA Leg hearing Oct 23

Committee Hearings
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Higher Education
MEDINA, Chair
1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 447
...
(note location change)
Committees: Higher Education
...

1:30 p.m.
State Capitol, Room 447
(note location change)
OVERSIGHT HEARING
SUBJECT:Faculty Diversification at the University of California

https://ahed.assembly.ca.gov/hearings


(Chair Medina attended the Sept UC Regents meeting and made brief comments to them about this upcoming hearing, highlighted it to them. Original plan was to hold it at UC Davis , but now has been moved to the Capitol.)

Will add in coverage, archive here if available.

You can watch the archive of this hearing- it ran about three hours and had four separate panels including a first panel on recent reports, research detailing out dismal UC numbers -including the fact that only 33% of tenured faculty at UC are women; a second panel with UC systemwide Provost Brown and Asst Provost Carlson both from UCOP on the second panel; and the third panel including admininistrators from Davis, Riverside,and Irvine; the fourth panel included a UC undergraduate student representative and a UC Berkeley graduate student from the school of Education - and then a public comment section where a number of UC stakeholders spoke on their own experiences. You can watch here: https://www.assembly.ca.gov/media/assembly-higher-education-20181023/video



Or listen here:
https://www.assembly.ca.gov/media/assembly-higher-education-20181023/audio

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CSU chancellor White on all the higher education funding Gov Brown put in place, here:

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/influencers/article220336650.html

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WORKING IN NON-HARVARD HIGHER ED
http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2018/10/working-in-non-harvard-higher-ed.html



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Books, journals purged, faculty and key librarians not consulted first...
A Cautionary Library Tale From UC-Santa Cruz
https://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2018/10/a-cautionary-library-tale-from-uc-santa.html

No coverage of 'it' during midterms?


just 24 hr cable news pundit spinning of 'the unreliable kids might not show up' as a suppress the vote tactic that makes media owners happy??!

Is that a Corp. Media effort at voter suppression tactic? Focus on one set of narratives and not others?
Like avoiding significant air time coverage of perhaps the most important issues for that age group - which is not a 'kid' age group- (the group they claim to be so concerned about not voting).

Wayy below the fold there's:

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/17/653853227/the-student-loan-whistleblower


https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/16/student-loans-devos-education-854541



https://www.npr.org/2018/10/18/658447443/i-am-heartbroken-your-letters-about-public-service-loan-forgiveness


https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/08/debt-student-loan-forgiveness-betsy-devos-education-department-fedloan/

(And instead 24/7 coverage of a caravan narrative without any details on how that was organized- by whom or why at this particular time- just myths about Dems aired, but not the other possibilities- another tactic?)