Wednesday, August 13, 2014

More 'Reboot' and 'Restart' UC Systemwide Projects Talk

remember the $200 million dollar UC Path reboot - now asking for $60 million more-(at July UC Regent meeting Napolitano saying it is a reboot and doable-- and Makarechian asking questions and making comments about Oracle and scope creep and cost creep)- which makes it closer to $300 million - which is way over the 6% contingency of cost overruns from the original ($150? million) plan...

well, the UC online is getting the same treatment, see IHE: 'It Takes Time'

Napolitano’s remarks contrasted with the rhetoric of Governor Jerry Brown, who has aggressively pushed online education in California. Yet Brown, too, is partly responsible for the changing priorities at UC.
In his budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, Brown proposed a $20 million earmark for UC and the California State University to invest in online education. Although Brown later vetoed that requirement, the two systems went in separate directions. Cal State decided it would replace its online arm with a shared services model, while UC pledged to spend the funding as originally intended, breathing fresh life into its online education initiative.
While some faculty members described the moment as a “restart,” Shelly Meron, a spokeswoman for the university, said the system’s approach has evolved, but not shifted.

and then followed by some flowery blame it on the undergrads statement...

and it starts of with wanting more money :

The University of California System, after five years and millions of dollars spent, is asking for more time and money to get its systemwide online education initiative off the ground.

btw: the Governor Opposes $9 Billion School Bond Plan

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