Friday, October 30, 2015

Dirks On Alternative Funding For Higher Ed, more...A Global Degree From A Global U. In Every Global Pot?

Dirks abroad :

Nicholas Dirks: public universities need not choose between access and excellence

I believe we can avoid this existential choice. Instead it is vital for us to develop new funding mechanisms that will entail [our creating] innovative partnerships between public universities and the private sector,” he said.


“What truly and consistently distinguishes the great publics from the great privates has to do with the make-up of the student body and more specifically the commitment and ability of public universities to provide an excellent education to the broadest possible [section] of the public.”

on that  see both this:

University of California Admissions Policies Are Working...for Some

and this:

University of Texas at Austin

University of Washington

University of Michigan

University of California at Los Angeles

University of California at Berkeley

Indiana University system

Ohio State University

Texas A&M University

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Minnesota system

- but also compare with privates listed there...


And on we go with more from Dirks in a column at Daily Cal

Our student-athletes can excel on two fronts Chancellor's Corner

When Academic Progress Rate figures — NCAA measures that track student-athletes’ progress toward graduation — are released in the spring, we anticipate that our football and basketball teams, which in 2013 were the subject of scrutiny over poor grades and low graduation rates, will notch their best scores in six years. Our football team’s new recruits are already surpassing intentionally strict academic admissions requirements put in place last year by our Academic Senate. This past year, the collective GPA of our men’s basketball team showed the greatest improvement among all Cal sports teams. And it is gratifying to see that today, we have more football players returning to campus to finish their degrees (often after several years in the NFL) than we’ve had in the last decade.

The VC for Admin (formerly of World Bank) comes up with another name for BNP Paribas?

First see the process for how they did or didn't loop in students at Daily Cal:
Bank of the West named exclusive banking provider for UC Berkeley in long-term contract


The PR here:

And here:

Bank of the West Named Official Bank of the University of California ...

Forbes with more: here



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