Monday, November 9, 2015

UC To Admit 10,000 More Students? - UCOP's UC Budget Plan

Their press release on it here:

http://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/uc-budget-plan-will-provide-10000-more-california-students


and AP writes: UC system wants to make room for more California students
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 Flashback again,

"Ward Connerly.
A renowned activist of civil rights in public education, housing and in the workplace will be bringing his wealth of knowledge to Cornell University’s Warren Hall."

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SB Independent with an op ed on UC Regents, more:
http://www.independent.com/news/2015/nov/09/join-march-join-movement/


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OC Reg. Required reading: Faculty's Pricey Textbooks

The numbers have inspired lawmakers to take action. Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown... the use of free online materials, and providing support and training to professors who go that route. The law takes effect Jan. 1 and makes $4 million available to help professors create their own free digital materials.

Pilot programs in California have shown that this approach stands to save students millions. In the first 18 months of using open educational resources at the UCLA library, students saved more than $800,000, ...

Each campus can apply for funding, but only after their Academic Senates pass resolutions committing to the use of open educational resources.

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