Thursday, July 18, 2013

UC Regents Meeting and Special Meeting Today, July 18

see: the full agenda, background docs and how to connect to watch listen (You have to leave the connection open so that you can catch the open session, nothing starts on time. If you are just listening to the audio link you have to keep clicking the refresh.) Meetings have been added to the agenda and the agenda and docs may be revised up until the actual meeting. Times are PST.

Thursday, July 18
8:30 am Committee of the Whole - Public Comment (open session)
8:50 am Committee on Compensation (open session)
9:00 am Committee on Educational Policy (open session)
10:45 am Committee on Long Range Planning (open session)
11:00 am Committee on Oversight of the DOE Laboratories (open session)
11:30am Board (open session)

1:00 pm Special Meetings to Appoint a President of the University of California (check the separate agenda

For a summary of decisions during this week's UC Regent Meetings See Daily Cal


Napolitano prepares for debut before University of California board, confirmation vote
By Associated Press

and

John W. Whitehead founder and president of The Rutherford Institute wrote this: Janet Napolitano’s Orwellian legacy- he uses the greatest hits format...

and
Opposition rises to Janet Napolitano as next UC president

"Napolitano is contrary to every other president that UC has ever had. It seems to be a sign that they want to make a change, but it's not clear what that direction is," said William Drummond, a professor at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

"This is a question that will be hotly debated as people drift back from vacation – what does this mean about who the university is? Are we still the crown jewel in the academic world? … Or now are we turning into more of a political entity, something that's kicked around within the framework of partisan politics? That's the uncertainty about what this means."

Christopher Newfield, a UC Santa Barbara professor who studies higher education issues, wrote a blog post criticizing UC for its interest in what he called the nation's "top cop."
full article at the Sac Bee
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The truth is the opposition to her is coming from both the right and the left and the rest are on the fence - only the small cadre responsible for appointing her have effusive things to say. In reading the extensive coverage and many, many comments that is what comes across.

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