Sunday, May 17, 2015

UC Regents Committee on Investments will meet May 27th, also Committee to Select Student Regent, more items

UC Regents Investments Committee will meet on May 27th in open session

Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting February 20, 2015
I-1 Discussion Update on Investment Performance for Periods Ending March 31,
2015
I-2 Action Total Return Investment Pool Asset Allocation and Investment
Policy Review and Recommendations


UC Regents Investments Committee will meet on May 27th in closed session

Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of February 20, 2015
I-6(X) Discussion UC Ventures Business Plan
I-7(X) Discussion Update on the Office of the Chief Investment Officer Regarding
Organization and Personnel

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The UC Regents will also meet on May 27 as a
Special Committee on the Selection of a Student Regent

There's a special section Daily Cal: Representative Or Trustee?
The complex history of the UC Student Regent

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Budget Deal
Changing Universities post includes:
On the bad side, the deal was negotiated by two leaders without any real effort at shared governance. In fact, the university will still have to negotiate with unions and faculty over pension reform measures. Like the fast-tracking of free trade agreements, this method of negotiation values secrecy over democracy. As is often the case in the UC system, consultation occurs after a decision has been made, and this represents a fake form of democracy and shared governance.

The most threatening aspect of the plan is that it requires a new pension tier, but the details of the plan are not spelled out. A big concern is the talk of a defined contribution plan, which we have told the university is not only bad for the employees but also bad for the entire shared defined benefit plan. History shows that once you allow employees to opt into a reduced benefit, the main benefit plan becomes destabilized.

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California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, co-author of Designing the New American University
Description: America’s universities are in crisis. Over the past quarter century, states have divested from public higher education, and America’s top colleges have become increasingly expensive and exclusive. A bachelor’s degree is no longer the great driver of social mobility it once was, and faculty and student bodies alike have been unable to catch up with our country’s growing diversity. American universities are still among the world’s best, but new technology and ambitious emerging nations are as much a threat to our educational institutions as they are to our economic institutions. Can our universities be transformed to meet these many different challenges? What would a 21st-century American university look like? California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, co-author of Designing the New American University, visit Zócalo to discuss what’s wrong with higher education in this country–and what might fix it.

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UT San Diego on UCSD Global health efforts reviews

and on UCSD wanting to brand 'global' on international relations

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LA Times: UC system, K-12 among biggest winners in Brown's new budget proposal
“This is spectacularly good news and a huge opportunity for schools,” said David N. Plank, executive director of the Policy Analysis for California Education, a research partnership of Stanford University, UC Davis and USC. “We're finally coming to an end of a cycle where we're restoring what was cut in 2007. This is a moment where districts can launch in new directions.”

Sac Bee:
Millenials Feelng Left Out of Economic Recovery

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Daily Nexus at UCSB with details on EVPSA Office Congregates in Support of ‘We’re fUCked’

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some UC student groups have also taken this up:

Federal Court Rejects Title IX's Application to Transgender Restroom Case

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Chancellor Yang, UCSB Meet Demands of Sexual Assault Survivors After 13-Hour Sit-In
includes many important sections but this jumps out:
Additionally, at the time the assault occurred, sexual assault was classified as harassment under Title IX, making it unclear what sanctions are appropriate.

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A view expressed that: UCSD Breaking Its Own Harassment Policies

Then read:
UCSD Professor Clears Up Art Class Requirements Says Students Given Options For Final Exams

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Also, a UCSD (?) festival seems to get out of hand at certain points, maybe

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Then see the above conflated?, connected?, wrapped up? : here


Lots of topics floating around on this 'UC Regents meeting' week.







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