Sunday, January 8, 2012

UCOP: "times have changed; the economic model has changed."

UC Salary Criticisms Fuel Student Protests
Students and some faculty members say the UC system is being run as a private bureaucracy, with executive compensation levels to match.
"University officials have acknowledged the system is trying to be competitive with private universities, and must offer competitive salaries, but UC adamantly denies that student tuition is going to fund its myriad non-instructional programs. Rather, officials say, state budget cuts are behind the dramatic tuition increases of recent years.
"It's not as simple as saying, 'They're raising my tuition and therefore I'm funding UC health care,'" said UC spokeswoman Dianne Klein. "It doesn't work that way. Student fees go toward educating students – period."

"The university is now being run in the interest of the administration," said UC Irvine student activist Anne Kelly, a Ph.D. candidate in earth system science. "They're promoting their own internal growth, asking us to sacrifice with higher tuition – but administrators have had raises."

and lots of photos, data and charts on the sidebar.
yep, many are aware the economic model has changed, see: this post and this post.

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