Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Conceding alot of ground


"Top scientist to rebuild UCSD Alzheimer's program"
In
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jan/14/harold-feldman-UBC/
a recruitment package that includes $10 million to set up his laboratory and support his research program. His annual salary is $390,000.

On:
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Aisen said he left largely because UC San Diego didn’t provide enough financial support and staffing, a claim the university denies. 

...costing UC San Diego as much as $93.5 million. The raid represents one of the largest financial setbacks in UC San Diego history.
....
Brenner has been vocal about the conflict.
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He has characterized USC leaders as academic carpetbaggers

...

Brenner also has acknowledged that the university failed to regularly review the Alzheimer’s project and that the program was allowed to become isolated from campus life.
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And he said UC San Diego long ago failed to create a succession plan for the program
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said the USC Alzheimer’s institute operates out of a “garage.” 

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a comment to this Remaking the University post:
http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2016/01/pensions-politics-and-failures-of.html
UCRP is now funded at about 84%, and could be increased through some internal borrowing. The problem is that is we go over 90%, the state has even less reason to contribute. Also, the DCP option was pushed by the medical centers, and it looks good to the bond rating agencies because it is pay as you go and not a long term funding obligation. Research shows that when plans switch from DBP to DCP, it ends up costing more and delivering reduced retirements. The task force simply failed to look at relevant research, and they caved to the administration.

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Update: One more thing,
In reading that report, you have to go to page 67 to see who was part of the "taskforce"
-once again it is a taskforce with some gaping holes on the list, perhaps overrepresentation of "certain parts" of UC:

UCNet list a small group here
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/2016-retirement-benefits/benefits-options-task-force/members.html

Cal doesn't mention who represented UC Berkeley here
http://retirement.berkeley.edu/news/2016-retirement-options-task-force-recommendations-president-napolitano-released

UCSC hasn't included who from UCSC was on the taskforce:  here
http://news.ucsc.edu/2016/01/ucop-retirement.html

Irvine?

And how does all this compare to what folks get if they work at The Labs?

UCLA is touting a webinar on it

"Faculty and staff are invited to provide feedback during two webinars hosted by UCOP Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Rachael Nava, who chaired the task force that developed the recommendations:
  • Webinar #1: Monday, Feb. 1, 2:30­–4 p.m.
  • Webinar #2: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1–2:30 p.m.
To join each webinar:"

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/dept/faculty/faculty-staff-feedback-sought-on-new-uc-retirement-benefit-recommendations

Committee Membership and Support Teams


Members of Retirement Options Task Force

Rachael Nava, Chair of the Task Force, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating

Officer, University of California

Deidre Acker, Systemwide UC Staff Advisor and Ombudsperson, UC Merced

Maria Anguiano, Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget, UC Riverside

Greta Carl-Halle, Business Officer, UC Santa Barbara

James Chalfant, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis

Michael Fehr, UC Labor Coalition Representative (University Professional and

Technical Employees) and UCLA Computer Resource Specialist

Dan Hare, Professor of Entomology, UC Riverside; incoming Chair of the UC

Academic Senate

David Lawlor, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, UC Davis

Lori Lubin, Professor of Physics, UC Davis

David Marshall, Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Santa Barbara

David Odato, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer, UC San

Francisco Medical Center

Pierre Ouillet, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, UC San Diego

Shane White, Professor, UCLA School of Dentistry

The Task Force was supported by Office of the President personnel, led by the Task Force

Chair - Rachael Nava, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Project co-

Directors were Dwaine Duckett, Vice President of Human Resources,

and Gary Schlimgen,

Executive Director of Retirement Programs & Services. Robert Judd of the UCOP Program

Management Office supported project management. Payroll / UCPath implementation 

led by Peggy Arrivas, Associate Vice President, Systemwide Controller, and her teams. Staff 

of UCOP Retirement Programs & Services, the Office of General Counsel, as well as the Segal 

and Mercer consulting groups provided technical assistance. Paul Schwartz, Director of 

Internal Communications, leads the communications efforts. The consultant responsible 

for drafting the Task Force report also participated on this team.
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DailyCal
UC regents to vote on addition of student adviser to board, supplemental tuition increases
http://www.dailycal.org/2016/01/18/340175/

and, on Amazon at Cal:
http://www.dailycal.org/2016/01/18/amazon-campus-store-provide-students-new-safer-delivery-option/
...

WaPo, now owned by Amazon's  Bezos has this from UCB law school professor John Yoo,
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2016/01/15/obama-is-upending-the-role-of-the-presidency/Obama is upending the role of the presidency

That piece  is highlighted by

 http://news.berkeley.edu, too:

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Few Community College Students Make It To A Four-Year University
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/community-college-transfer_us_569e64ebe4b00f3e9862e7db?utm_hp_ref=college

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