State, UC disappoint with budget tricks
Budget hijinks have real consequences for California kids
Illusory $25 million means 5,000 fewer go to UC
UC raises eyebrows with $250,000 hire, just as Brown signs budget
UC President Janet Napolitano talks with Gov. Jerry Brown at a Board of Regents meeting. Budget hijinks by both UC and lawmakers have tarnished an otherwise laudable budget deal.
At Remaking the University:
This note makes a few comments on the final UC budget for 2015-2016 and then focuses on points related to the UC Pension Plan (UCRP). By Joe Kiskis (UC Davis)
Budget deal brings major changes to University of California pension system
She also expects that future governors will continue depositing state funds into UC’s retirement system. “That’s not part of the deal, but there’s a precedent that’s being set now,” she said.
Palmer, however, characterized the payment as a “commitment of limited scope,” a difference that could set the stage for future budget battles
- bold emphasis added
Other angles on the troubling questions covered here: Would you like PEPRA with that?
This ongoing deep dive reporting from HuffPo on: Education Department Vastly Undercounted Troops Overcharged By Student Loan Giant, New Data Show
The Justice Department data on the number of service members overcharged on Education Department-owned loans, previously unreported and provided to HuffPost, underscore a deep divide between the Education Department and Justice Department over how to ...
- Bold emphasis added. Consider it in relation to other issues though - possible implications for e.g. Title IX coordination b/ween those two on accuracy, on reporting #'s, procedures and instruction, transparency, other concerns?
In prime time there was:NBC News video: "Crisis On Campus" Dateline story
College Is Wildly Exploitative: Why Aren't Students Raising Hell?
Why aren't American students out on the streets?
By David Masciotra / AlterNet
Four hundred faculty members at New York University, one of the nation’s most expensive schools, recently released a report on how their own place of employment, legally a nonprofit institution, has become a predatory business, hardly any different in ethical practice or economic procedure than a sleazy storefront payday loan operator. Its title succinctly summarizes the new intellectual discipline deans and regents have learned to master: "The Art of The Gouge."
The reports sectioned into three parts:
a week for the history books
applesauce, fortune cookies...
- 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)