Monday, April 20, 2015

Transparency and Time - Waiting Games... and A Primogeniture System In Both Private and Public Higher Ed?

First, there's More Subsidies For State Run Universities - OC Register
on SB 15
UT San Diego Fog Still Hangs Over University of California Finances

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that UC appears unable to readily provide accurate information on what funds are being used to pay some of the system’s highest-salaried workers. “I think we should demand, ‘Who is making what salaries, and what component of that is private and what part is coming from state money?’” said Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, R-San Rafael.

LA Times: UCLA Female Faculty Faced 'Demeaning' Mistreatment, Probe Finds

Hiatt said he has made some changes in the department of neurology in response to the complaints. Without saying that anyone had been directly disciplined, he noted that the department of neurology has a new interim chair, professor Marie-Francoise Chesselet, and that another professor has been appointed as a monitor for issues of gender and equity. He said he is committed to a fair and "welcoming" school workplace.

The former neurology chairman, John Mazziotta, was promoted in March to vice chancellor of UCLA’s health sciences and dean of the medical school. Hiatt’s letter did not mention him and did not say what role Mazziotta may have had in previous handling of the women’s complaints.


Daily Beast: Ivy League Stiffs Its Female Profs
A new database of faculty salaries from “The Chronicle of Higher Education” exposes the American academy at a crisis point—both in labor practices and gender inequality. Why women are taking the fall.
...Not only does the data reveal a substantial gender pay gap at both private and public schools, it also shows that male-dominated college faculties disproportionately rely on the labor of women in instructor and lecturer positions.

and then this linkage:
Women may keep our colleges running but the American university is still an old boys’ club.

At Twitter, for example, women make up only 21 percent of leadership roles overall. Facebook fares slightly better with women in 23 percent of senior-level positions. The tech sector has long been pilloried for these figures—even prompting Intel to pledge $300 million earlier this year to address the lack of diversity in the industry—but college faculties are managing little better and receiving much less tongue-lashing.
see: the full article there.

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