in this alumni op ed: For Parents and Children, a UC Chain Is Broken
Our kids say it’s all about the kind of college experience they wanted – and didn’t want. For years, they’ve heard cautionary tales about the challenges of being an undergraduate in the teeming UC system, from the inability to get into necessary classes to the 500-student lecture halls, inaccessible professors and struggles to get help from overburdened teaching assistants.
-it ends like this
Perhaps it’s that nurturing multigenerational loyalty is important, especially if UC ever hopes to grow bigger endowments as a cushion for lean budget times. For our family, it means the chain is broken, and the peeling Cal bumper sticker may soon be gone for good.
Daily Cal UC President Janet Napolitano talks diversity, online education (she also did this l'il Q & A w/ Sac Bee) and this coverage of: her advocacy and Grad Research Day in Sacto
Also see their overview of some of the UC Regents agenda items for later this week
SF Chron Editorial California Should Fix College Affirmative Action Law
The proposition was born in an era when preferences and quotas were fresh in mind and the electorate and campuses were largely white. A fear of losing classroom slots to black and Latino students powered the success of the measure.
In the wake of Prop. 209, both the expected - a drop in black students - and the unexpected - a jump in Asian American students - have occurred. White students are now underrepresented on University of California campuses.
In Sacramento, these tensions are being felt too. The measure's author, Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina (Los Angeles County), had aimed for the fall ballot this year. But he may push it back to 2016 to build public awareness and overcome worries among colleagues deluged by protests from Asian American voters opposed to a change that might dilute their college numbers.
That ol' tune
- Richard Blum (AGAIN!)
- Wm. De La Pena
- Gareth Elliott
- George Kieffer
- Sherry Lansing (AGAIN!)
- Monica Lozano (AGAIN!)
- Hadi Makarechian
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley
- Norman Pattiz (AGAIN!)
- John A. Pérez
- Bonnie Reiss
- Richard Sherman
- Bruce Varner
- Charlene Zettel
- Marcela Ramirez
- UC Regents Committees
- Staff Advisors, Faculty Reps, Designates
- Ex Officio UC Regents
- UC Alumni Regents
"If the University were a business, it would likely be the largest corporation in California."
"If The University Were A Business, It Would Likely Be The Largest Corporation In California"-Regents Minutes (2010)