Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Can't Fix IV - Buy IV?


SB Independent: The University of California has purchased three of Isla Vista's largest apartment buildings from a Chicago investor for $156 million,


UCSB buys up apartment complexes for student housing
Pacific Coast Business Times

Last year, all three properties generated about $1 million in property taxes. That will disappear from local government coffers due to the university’s tax exempt status.
“This was a unique opportunity for the university to make a significant impact and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the community,” said John Longbrake, associate vice chancellor for communications in the release. “We look forward to working with the county, local officials, students and residents to continue to strengthen the connections between the campus and Isla Vista.


UCSD again in: University unfair to student accused of sexual assault, says ...
In-Depth-Washington Post-


Daily Cal with a piece on buildings


and fracking

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

At a certain point, it begins to look like the faculty want it that way...

see Sac Bee: Tom Steyer’s intensifying war on Big Oil takes center stage in California


It was at the Steyer-hosted climate leadership forum in Oakland that de León committed to introducing a proposal requiring California’s large pension funds to divest their coal holdings. Others attending the event were Brown, Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and University of California President Janet Napolitano.



National Journal: What Did Tom Steyer Say When He Met David Koch for the First Time?Koch chatted amiably with Steyer and the two posed for pictures at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

and


Tom Steyer Sends Hillary Clinton a Message, Via Pope Francis and Martin O’MalleyThe green billionaire was one of many to seize on the Vatican’s encyclical.


and on the Pres of the UC Regents, Gov.: The Pope Calls on Jerry Brown to Preach Climate Change Gospel
Bloomberg

here is Steyer at Aspen Ideas Fest.


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also a UC Regents upcoming agenda item

USDA's Humiston selected to lead University of California's
... will embark on a new role in August 2015, as vice president of the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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there's this latest at SJ Merc: San Jose State president leaving school for job in Afghanistan

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UC Berkeley’s Persistent Lack of Faculty Diversity Prompts Efforts to Address iIssue Daily Cal

a 'problem' that persists for over thirty - 30 - years...
that sounds more like an intention, design, strategy

Sunday, July 12, 2015

UC Regents July 21-23 Meeting Agenda Items Now Posted

you can find them and accompanying background docs or future updates, revisions etc.: here: at this link on the UC Regents

Tuesday, July 21

11:30 am Committee on Compliance and Audit (Regents only session)
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 17, 2015
A1(XX) Discussion Compliance and Audit Personnel Matters
A2(XX) Discussion Pending Litigation


11:45 am Committee of the Whole (open session - includes public comment session)

Public Comment Period (20 minutes)


12:05 pm Committee on Compliance and Audit (open session)

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 17, 2015
A3 Action Approval of Internal Audit Plan for 2015-16
A4 Action Approval of Ethics and Compliance Program Plan for 2015-16
A5 Discussion Industry Trends in Higher Education

1:15 pm Committee on Grounds and Buildings (open session)

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 20, 2015

GB1 Discussion Overview of Capital Strategy, San Francisco Campus

GB2 Action Approval of Preliminary Plans Funding, UC Hall Retrofit and
Renovation, San Francisco Campus

GB3 Discussion Preliminary Plans Funding, Mission Bay East Campus Phase 1
(Block 33) Building, San Francisco Campus

GB4 Discussion Preliminary Plans Funding, Precision Cancer Medicine Building at
Mission Bay, San Francisco Campus

GB5 Action Approval of Preliminary Plans Funding, San Francisco General
Hospital Research Building, San Francisco Campus

GB6 Discussion Preliminary Plans Funding, Multidisciplinary Research Building 1,
Riverside Campus


3:00 pm Joint Meeting: Committees on Grounds and Buildings and Finance (open session)

J1 Discussion Update on the 2020 Project, Merced Campus

Wednesday, July 22

8:30 am Committee of the Whole (open session - includes public comment session)

Public Comment Period (20 minutes)
Remarks of the Chairman of the Board
Remarks of the President of the University
Remarks of the Chair of the Academic Senate
Annual Report of Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA)

9:30 am Committee on Long Range Planning (open session)

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 21, 2015

L1 Discussion Annual University of California Accountability Report

L22 Discussion P200 Program Update

L3 Discussion UCPath Project Update


11:00 am Committee on Health Services (open session)

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 17, 2015, and the
Joint Meeting of the Committees on Compensation and Health
Services of May 21, 2015

H1 Discussion Report on the RAND Study on a Governance Model for UC Health

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Committee on Finance (open session)
Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 21, 2015 and the
Minutes of the Joint Meeting of the Committees on Finance and
Long Range Planning of May 21, 2015

F1 Action Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget for Central and Administrative
Services, Office of the President

F2 Action Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget for Systemwide Academic and
Public Service Programs, Office of the President

F3 Discussion Update on Final 2015-16 Budget


2:00 pm Committee on Compensation (closed session)
Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 21, 2015

C1(X) Discussion Collective Bargaining Matters

C2(X) Discussion Establishment of New Senior Management Group Position of
Executive Vice President – Physician Services and Vice Dean of
Clinical Affairs, UCSF Health, and the Market Reference
Zone for the Position; Appointment of and Compensation
Using Non-State Funding for Executive Vice President – Physician
Services and Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs, UCSF Health, San
Francisco Campus

C3(X) Discussion Establishment of New Senior Management Group Position of
Senior Vice President – Adult Services, UCSF Health, and
President of UCSF Medical Center, and the Market Reference
Zone for the Position; Appointment of and Compensation
Using Non-State Funding for Senior Vice
President – Adult Services, UCSF Health, and President of UCSF
Medical Center, San Francisco Campus

C4(X) Discussion Appointment of and Compensation Using Non-State Funding for
Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief
Financial Officer, UCSF Health, San Francisco Campus

C5(X) Discussion Appointment of and Salary Adjustment for
Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, Davis
Campus

C6(X) Discussion Salary Adjustment Using Non-State Funding for
Associate Laboratory Director – Energy Sciences, Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory



2:35 pm Committee on Compensation (Regents only session)
Agenda – Closed Session – Regents Only2
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meetings of January 21, 2015

C7(XX) Discussion Appointment of and Compensation for
Vice President – Agriculture and Natural Resources,
Office of the President

C8(XX) Discussion Salary Adjustments for Certain Members of the Senior
Management Group


2:55 pm Committee on Governance (Regents only session)

Agenda – Closed Session – Regents Only
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 18, 2015

G1(XX) Action Appointment of Regents-Designate and Faculty Representatives as
Advisory Members to Standing Committees for 2015-16

3:00 pm Committee on Finance (Regents only session)
Agenda – Closed Session – Regents Only2
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 21, 2015

F4(XX) Action Recommendations for Board Action
1. Mau v. Regents, et al. – Proposed Settlement – Medical
Malpractice – San Diego
2. Yoon v. Regents, et al. – Proposed Settlement – Medical
Malpractice – Davis
F5(XX) Discussion Appellate, Trial Court Developments and Updates
1. ANDREWS, et al. v. LAWRENCE LIVERMORE
NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC – Tentative Settlement
Reached – Employment – Office of the President
2. ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, et al. v.
CALIFORNIA EXPOSITION AND STATE FAIR, and
REGENTS – Appellate Oral Argument Held – Taxpayer
Injunction Challenging Transport and Display of Pregnant
Sows at State Fair – Davis
3. BROOME, et al. v. REGENTS – Demurrer Overruled –
Breach of Contract, Promissory and Equitable Estoppel, and
Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Office of the President
4. DE VRIES v. REGENTS – Notice of Appeal Filed –
Taxpayer Injunction to Enjoin Nonresident Tuition
Exemption and Financial Aid for Undocumented
Immigrants – Systemwide
5. DOE v. REGENTS – Motion to Dismiss Filed – Student
Discipline/Title IX – Santa Barbara
6. DOE v. REGENTS – Hearing on Writ – Student
Discipline – San Diego
7. FINDLEY v. LEE – Trial Update – Disposition of Frozen
Embryos – San Francisco
8. KHOURY v. REGENTS – Defense Verdict on Retaliation
Claim – Award of Damages in Favor of University on
Cross Claim – Employment – Riverside
9. LARSEN, et al. v. CITY OF ALBANY, et al. – Appellate
Court Upholds Order Denying Petition for Writ of
Mandate – Land Use/California Environmental Quality
Act – Berkeley
10. LOS ANGELES TIMES COMMUNICATIONS LLC, et
al. v. REGENTS – Judgment Paid – Public Records Act –
Davis
11. LOZANO v. REGENTS, et al. – Summary Judgment
Hearing Held – Confidentiality of Medical Information Act –
UCLA Medical Center
12. MALDONADO v. REGENTS – Writ Petition Filed –
Confidentiality of Medical Information Act – San
Francisco Medical Center
13. PIRZADEH v. REGENTS – Jury Verdict for the Regents –
Medical Malpractice – UCLA Medical Center
14. REGENTS v. AONHEWITT, et al. – Hearing on Motion
for Summary Adjudication Held – Professional Negligence
and Breach of Contract – Office of the President
15. REGENTS V. LAKE – Indigent Medical Care – UC Davis
Medical Center
16. SAVE WESTWOOD VILLAGE, et al., v.
CHRISTOVALE, et al. – Petition for Taxpayers’ Injunctive
Relief – Conference and Guest Center Project – Los
Angeles
17. SAVE WESTWOOD VILLAGE, et al. v. REGENTS –
Court of Appeal Affirms Anti-SLAPP Ruling and Awards
Attorney’s Fees – Land Use/California Environmental
Quality Act – Los Angeles
18. SHAH v. REGENTS – Judgment against Regents Reversed
on Appeal – Petition for Writ of Mandate Challenging
Non-Renewal of Appointment – Irvine Medical Center
FINANCE (Regents Only) -3- July 22, 2015
19. TAKLA, GLASGOW v. REGENTS – Petition Filed and
Served – Title IX Complaint – Los Angeles
20. General Counsel’s Update on Pending or Threatened
Litigation

F6(XX) Information Settlements and Separation Agreements under Delegated Authority
Reported from April 6, 2015 to June 8, 2015

3:45 pm Board (Regents only session)
Agenda – Closed Session – Regents Only2
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 21, 2015
Reports of Committees:

FXX Report: Action Committee on Finance
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Interim and Concurrence Actions
Personnel Matters

Thursday, July 23

8:30 am Committee of the Whole (open session - includes public comment session)
Public Comment Period2
(20 minutes)

8:50 am Committee on Oversight of the DOE Laboratories (open session)
Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 21, 2015
O1 Discussion Update on the Department of Energy Laboratories

9:10 am Committee on Governance (open session)
Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 22, 2015

G2 Action Resolutions to Exclude Access to Federal Classified Information


9:15 am Committee on Educational Policy (open session)
Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 21, 2015

E1 Discussion President’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual
Violence and Sexual Assault – Phase II, July Milestones

E2 Action Establishment of a Jointly Operated Research and Education
Institution with Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, China, Berkeley
Campus


10:45 am Committee on Compensation (open session)
Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 21, 2015

C2 Action Approval of Establishment of New Senior Management Group
Position of Executive Vice President – Physician Services and
Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs, UCSF Health, and the Market
Reference Zone for the Position; Appointment of and
Compensation Using Non-State Funding for Executive Vice
President – Physician Services and Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs,
UCSF Health, San Francisco Campus as Discussed in
Closed Session

C3 Action Approval of Establishment of New Senior Management Group
Position of Senior Vice President – Adult Services, UCSF Health,
and President of UCSF Medical Center, and the Market Reference
Zone for the Position; Appointment of and Compensation Using
Non-State Funding for Senior Vice President – Adult Services,
UCSF Health, and President of UCSF Medical Center,
San Francisco Campus as Discussed in Closed Session

11:30 am Board (open session)
Agenda – Open Session
Roll Call
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 21 and the Meeting of the Committee of the
Whole of May 21, 2015
Report of the President
Reports of Committees:
A Report: Action Committee on Compliance and Audit
C Report: Action Committee on Compensation
E Report: Action Committee on Educational Policy
F Report: Action Committee on Finance
G Report: Action Committee on Governance
GB Report: Action Committee on Grounds and Buildings
I Report: Action Committee on Investments
S Report: Action Special Committee on Selection of a Student Regent
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Interim and Concurrence Actions
Report of Communications Received
Report of Materials Mailed Between Meetings

Times indicated and order of business subject to change

Friday, July 10, 2015

UC and Harvard Share The Same Interests, Concerns --For Fed Funding of Research?

compare endowments lately?
Time Mag.: The Best Partner for the Next President: Research Universities
by Drew Gilpin Faust and Janet Napolitano

Unfortunately, the trend of federal investment has been in the wrong direction, and we risk losing ground to those nations eager to stimulate their economies and replicate the historic impact of such funding. The pace of American investment in research and development as a percentage of GDP has slowed, placing us 10th behind OECD nations such as Germany and Japan. China, meanwhile, is projected to outspend the U.S. within the next decade. East Asia as a whole already does.

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individual investors funding individual students?: Marco Rubio Says He Wants To Disband The College 'Cartel' System
Reuters
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio called for an overhaul of the U.S. higher education system on Tuesday, saying colleges were operating as a "cartel" and not meeting the needs of students or the economy.

"We do not need timid tweaks to the old system. We need a holistic overhaul," Rubio said in a policy speech in Chicago. "We need to change how we provide degrees, how those degrees are accessed, how much that access costs, how those costs are paid, and even how those payments are determined."

Inside Higher Ed on it


Politico on it
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For Jerry Brown, climate change issue melds the spiritual and political
LA Times
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Remaking the University: Wisconsin Legislature Effectively Ends Tenure And Shared Governance In UW System

And lest anyone have any doubts about what this might mean they "Omnibus Motion" also makes clear that as concerns shared governance in general " specify that, with regard to the responsibilities of the faculty, academic staff, and students of each institution, "subject to" means "subordinate to."" (7)

Governor Walker is expected to sign the budget in the next couple of days because he wants to officially start his campaign for the Republican nomination for President. Wisconsin's Republican legislators (as far as I can tell there was no Democratic support for the budget) have managed to turn their backs on the long history of the University of Wisconsin as a crucial site of faculty authority and socially controversial research and teaching.

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one more to add in here:

Changing Universities writes: A University Divided: Separate and Unequal

Thus, while 16% of undergrads at Berkeley were underrepresented minority students this year, Riverside had 41%, and while Berkeley took in over $40 million in extra non-resident student tuition revenue, Riverside only brought in $7.5 million. Furthermore, 31% of undergrads at UCLA are Pell grant eligible, but 51% at UCSC fall into this low-income category, and yet UCLA brought in an additional $41 million in non-resident student tuition, while UCSC brought in $19 million. These statistics clearly show that UC has a separate and unequal funding model based on race and class, and this situation only promises to get worse next year.


a reminder here: at the 0:55:45 mark of this video of CA Leg JLAC meeting:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

"Not until she enrolled at UCLA, in her mid-20s, did she start to seem more like her old, pre-Runaway self. In 1988, Jackie graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a combined major in linguistics and Italian and began studying at Harvard Law School, where she took all but one of her first year classes with Barack Obama."

see HuffPo: One Famous Band. One Huge Secret. Many Lives Destroyed.


includes:
Within several months, she would have to decide whether to quit school to join the band. It should’ve been a harder choice. Jackie was a straight-A student who took the SAT following her freshman year and scored in the 98th percentile. She hoped to attend UCLA full-time during her senior year. But like a lot of overachievers, Jackie found high school dull and confining.


-a self described purveyor of "disposable art" vs.

About halfway through, there was a line that has stayed with me ever since. “Dear God,” she wrote in tiny script, “don’t throw me away.”


Spring Peppa Talks At UC Davis 2015

UCD's The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

“Rescuing Biomedical Research: The Path Ahead”
Dr Bruce Alberts, holder of the Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, UC San Francisco
View Alberts’s articles relevant to this forum: “Opinion: Addressing systemic problems in the biomedical research enterprise” (2015); “Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws” (2014)
Friday, March 6, 2015, Lecture


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“How Disruptive Can We Be? Intended and Unintended Effects of Changing Academic Practices”
Alessandro Duranti, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Dean of Social Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

View Duranti’s article relevant to this forum: "On the future of anthropology: Fundraising, the job market and the corporate turn" (2013)
Thursday, April 16, 2015, Lecture


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The End of the Corporate University: What We Are Now”
Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Lecture



View Brown's article relevant to this forum: "Neoliberalized Knowledge" (2011) posted at this link

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Viviano leaving UCSD Med - also for a USC affiliate...

see: UC San Diego Health chief leaving for LA
In-Depth-U-T San Diego
Paul Viviano said Tuesday that he will leave next month to become president and chief executive of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a distinguished teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California.

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for more on the other UC to USC faculty move in the news earlier this week

see Science /AAAS coverage, it includes more details: Southern California schools in legal clash over Alzheimer's grant


6 July 2015 statement from Paul Aisen:

I have devoted the last 20 years of my career to the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, which in essence operates independently of the University of California, San Diego. I strongly believe that USC offers the best environment for this research program to prosper and grow, regardless of what it may be called in the end. This lawsuit is more about affiliation with an institution than about the protection and support of Alzheimer’s research.

Regarding data, ADCS has been migrating to the cloud for several years as a matter of convenience and data protection. Both UCSD and USC have access to all of the data. UCSD has always had access to the cloud data as well as a mirror database on its own supercomputer. As the ongoing principal investigator on several clinical studies, I continue to have access to clinical data from those studies.

I remain PI of the A4 study (with co-lead Reisa Sperling), the FYN Inhibition Study (with Stritmatter and van Dyck at Yale), and the Intra-nasal Insulin study (with Suzanne Craft at Wake Forest). I am also co-Director of the Clinical Core of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Study along with related projects.


bold emphasis added on a section that is puzzling.

and then there's 'migrating to the cloud'... to consider those implications as well.

UC and CCC Attempts At Streamlining Transfers

University of California streamlines paths for community college transfer students
UC Office of the President

and, Here at the new UC website they get into
Making the community college-to-UC transfer a little easier

Transfer Pathways:
'Your roadmap to 10 top majors'



ap abc kgo:
The University of California is trying to increase the number of undergraduates it admits from the state's community colleges by spelling out the courses transferring students need to be eligible to complete their studies at a UC campus, UC President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday.


Making the community college-to-UC transfer a little easier
in Los Angeles Times




Davis Enterprise: UC unveils easier route to transfer from community colleges



The Strange and Confusing moves between Cal's Memorial Stadium and Levi Stadium...

if you build it, or rebuild it - in a difficult, non-cornfield locale-- they may not come:

SJ Merc: Manchester United game moved from Cal to San Jose


Berkeleyside: Manchester United – San Jose Earthquakes game moved from Berkeley to San Jose

We've seen this before, will we keep seeing it again and again?

SJ Merc Cal opts against Big Game at Levi's Stadium


Daily Cal: Cal Athletics announce 2014 Big Game will not move to Santa Clara


UC Summertime-- Navigating These Waters...

First, this blogpost at HuffPo earlier:
The Odd Couple: Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban - in it this quote caption in it: "Top University of California officials, including President Janet Napolitano and several campus chancellors, publicly deplore the way activists pushing UC to ...

and then the post goes on to include:
"Complicating matters is the cozy relationship being played out with the underfunded Black Lives Matters movement."

and then consider accompanying comments in this Daily Cal coverage:

State Senate resolution urging UC to condemn anti-Semitism draws objections over language


and here

UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union holds vigil, protest for Charleston victims



then, Daily Beast piece centering on UC Berkeley journalism:

Why Did ‘Frontline’ Kill Lowell Bergman’s Gambling Documentary?
Recriminations and accusations are flying after the PBS series shelved veteran reporter Lowell Bergman’s documentary about the gambling industry in Macau.
Can this media marriage be saved?


in it this section, also of note:

Wynn sued for remarks Chanos made at Bergman’s annual investigative reporting symposium in April 2014 on the Berkeley campus, where excerpts of the rough cut were screened for an invited audience.

Chanos, who famously made a killing in 2001 by shorting Enron stock before that fraudulent energy company collapsed in scandal, told the crowd, according to cou


(Here is the link to that Berkeley Symposium in full it runs 45 minutes:
http://library.fora.tv/2014/04/25/sneak_preview_panel_pbs_frontlines_the_gods_of_gambling

For some, the first thought after reading that section above mentioning Enron-- the mind goes to
UC Says It Lost Millions on Enron Investment - latimes
UC Reaches $168-Million Settlement with Enron Directors
Looting the Pension Funds - Rolling Stone)
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earlier The Guardian:
How China's Macau crackdown threatens big US casino moguls
Exclusive: Investigation reveals how gambling giants made billions against backdrop of triads, vice and corruption in ‘Vegas of the east’


and also other coverage of it at Meet The Press

Monday, July 6, 2015

President of the UC Regents: "So it's true, CSU did a little better than UC," the governor said. "But the UC is getting some special money if they can enroll 5,000 [California] students, as they should."

see that quote in full context in this story from LA Times: For Higher Education Funding, Softer Touch Gave Cal State A Leg Up


This Forbes piece highlighted that story, above (along with the USC and UCSD story mentioned earlier today) and a couple other CA higher ed headlines--
the compilation results in this title: "Academic Prostitution, California Style"


specifically it points to this new coverage on UC Riverside
Scholar who has made name as Cherokee is accused of not having Native American roots | from Inside HigherEd


[In comments there at IHE some linked it to what they see in Salaita - btw, here's the latest on that from mid June-
Salon: A win for academic freedom: Steven Salaita awarded back-to-back victories against university that fired him
His case highlights wealthy donors' improper interference in internal affairs of public educational institutions
]

at the Berkeley Blog there was : Rachel Dolezal’s ‘deception,’ and what we don’t know about racial identity

For some others, :
they recall detail of this: story on a UCLA donor and questions around the vetting of leadership --even in cases where it involves volunteer leadership work


btw,

Daily Caller went for this headline: The University Of California Wants To Know If You're Gay


there also was this at SF Gate: UC system seeks to gauge LGBT population to improve services


Will the UC Regents, themselves, be updating their biographical info to include their details --so that UC can 'better gauge'?





"Chosen to separate in such a way", UC Regents Committee Shuffle, more

LA Times:UC San Diego sues USC and scientist, alleging conspiracy to take funding, data


then, this new development for the UC Regents as they adjust their committees:

Bonnie Reiss now chairs compensation-- USC and UC going at it over poaching of faculty
where the UC Regents are the ones named goin' after USC... guess it gets pretty tangled territory.
UC Regents compensation chair bio includes: "Global Director of the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at the University of Southern California"



Did this next happen in closed session? Were there multiple candidates for chair?:
Also: At the May Regents meeting, the Board elected Regent Monica Lozano as the new chairman beginning July 1. Regent Lozano was appointed to the Board by Governor Davis in 2001 for a 12-year term and then she was re-appointed by Governor Brown in 2014 to a term ending in 2022. The Board also re-elected Regent Fred Ruiz to serve as vice chairman. Lozano's reappointment confirmation at the CA Senate rules video can be found further down below, scroll.


Standing Committees

Updated: July 1, 2015

The Regents operates through 10 standing committees.

Committee on Compensation
Responsibilities: see Bylaw 12.8

Membership: Regents Blum, Elliott, Gould, Island, Kieffer, Lansing, Ortiz Oakley (Vice Chair), Pattiz, Reiss (Chair), and Sherman
Ex officio members: Regents Brown, Lozano, Napolitano, and Varner
Advisory members: Faculty Representative Gilly

Committee on Compliance and Audit
Responsibilities: see Bylaw 12.1

Membership: Regents Atkins, Blum, Engelhorn, Gorman, Makarechian, Ortiz Oakley, Oved, Ruiz, Sherman (Vice Chair), and Zettel (Chair)
Ex officio members: Regents Brown, Lozano, and Varner
Advisory members: Faculty Representative Gilly; Staff Advisors Acker and Richmond

Committee on Educational Policy
Responsibilities: see Bylaw 12.2

Membership: Regents Elliott (Vice Chair), Gorman, Gould, Island (Chair), Kieffer, Lansing, Newsom, Ortiz Oakley, Oved, and Reiss
Ex officio members: Regents Brown, Lozano, Napolitano, Torlakson, and Varner
Advisory members: Faculty Representative Gilly; Staff Advisors Acker and Richmond

Committee on Finance
Responsibilities: see Bylaw 12.3

Membership: Regents Davis, Gould, Island, Kieffer (Vice Chair), Makarechian, Newsom, Ortiz Oakley, Reiss, Ruiz (Chair), and Wachter
Ex officio members: Regents Brown, Lozano, Napolitano and Varner
Advisory members: Faculty Representative Hare; Staff Advisors Acker and Richmond

Committee on Governance
Responsibilities: see Bylaw 12.9

Membership: Regents Gould (Chair), De La Peña, Island (Vice Chair), Kieffer, Lansing, and Sherman
Ex officio members: Regent Brown

Committee on Grounds and Buildings
Responsibilities: see Bylaw 12.4

Membership: Regents Davis, Elliott, Makarechian (Chair), Oved, Pérez, Ruiz, Sherman (Vice Chair), and Zettel
Ex officio members: Regents Brown, Lozano, Napolitano, and Varner
Advisory members: Faculty Representative Hare; Staff Advisors Acker and Richmond

Committee on Health Services
Responsibilities: see Bylaw 12.7

Membership: Regents Atkins, Gorman, Island, Kieffer, Lansing (Chair), Makarechian, Pattiz, Pérez, Sherman (Vice Chair), and Zettel
Ex officio members: Regents Brown, Lozano, Napolitano, and Varner
Advisory members: Faculty Representative Hare; Staff Advisors Acker and Richmond

Committee on Investments
Responsibilities: see Bylaw 12.5

Membership: Regents De La Peña, Kieffer, Makarechian, Oved, Pattiz, Pérez, Sherman (Vice Chair), Wachter (Chair), and Zettel
Ex officio members: Regents Brown, Lozano, Napolitano, and Varner
Advisory members: Faculty Representative Hare; Staff Advisors Acker and Richmond

Committee on Long Range Planning
Responsibilities: see Bylaw 12.10

Membership: Regents Atkins, Blum, De La Peña, Elliott, Gould (Chair), Kieffer (Vice Chair), Lansing, Makarechian, Oved, and Reiss
Ex officio members: Regents Brown, Lozano, Napolitano, and Varner
Advisory members: Faculty Representative Hare; Staff Advisors Acker and Richmond

Committee on Oversight of the Department of Energy Laboratories
Responsibilities: see Bylaw 12.6

Membership: Regents Atkins, Davis, De La Peña (Vice Chair), Kieffer, Newsom, Pattiz (Chair), Reiss, and Zettel
Ex officio members: Regents Brown, Lozano, Napolitano, and Varner
Advisory members: Faculty Representative Gilly





Also a new student regent term begins
UCLA student Abraham "Avi" Oved has been appointed to be the student Regent for 2015-16.. He is a non-voting Regent-designate from July 16, 2014 until his term begins on July 1, 2015.

This: 'Students Must Put Pressure On UC Regents To Have Voices Heard' Daily Bruin op-ed does not take up the issue of committee work, perhaps student advisors spread out across UC Regents work might have some impact though, something to consider (it seems like Oved's suggestion is a good one until more student regents positions created)