Thursday, January 21, 2016

UC Regents Just Don't Want To Say What UC PATH Costs Anymore? and UC Regents need some policy framework...for everything it seems


Follow the time marks listed below while viewing  this video  of  Jan 20th  UC Regents meeting open sessions at this link:
http://lecture.ucsf.edu/ets/Play/98b14ef4fa5448eda3ed64605241f6e91d?catalog=333992fe-1405-4d6b-ae39-512a30188f34

Chair Lozano comments on this being last UC Regents meeting for Ruiz, Wachter
(Who will Jerry Brown appoint to replace them?)
 48:00 minute mark UCPres. Napolitano announces housing initiative
"14000 beds" see DailyCal
http://www.dailycal.org/2016/01/20/uc-president-janet-napolitano-announces-plan-add-14000-beds-uc-campuses-2020/

53:30 possible Cuba partnersips w/UC
possible entrepreneur partnerships w/ UC
56:00 comments on new IX policy, procedures

58:00 Faculty Rep Hare mentions staff strained, resources strained gives detailed examples, they mirror some of the student public comments

other moments of interest
01:44:45
Regent Reiss mentions a visit she made  along with Island, Elliott, Perez to UC Berkeley and that they were told a Black male student who was covered in the national news as being 'accepted to all the ivy leagues' but was rejected, denied admission to Cal-she raised the story as possible indication that something in the process of review of applications at UC  is not working. and she discussed the use of add'l recommend. letters and holistic review
and she also states that UC was never given a definition of what students 'in the top 10% ' means

01:56:00 Regent Ruiz makes comments about how over past decade CA govt has projected a downturn in enrollment and budgeted for fewer students and it needs to be acknowledged that the CA Leg has been wrong on those downturn in enrollment projections.

02:02:00 Regent Keiffer comments that regents maybe ducking questions around viability of masterplan , 12% acceptance terms in plan , policy change demands funding change
Provost Dorr replies to that  that it is well understood that the increase in students at a different funding level is a one time deal.

02:10:50 Regent Pattiz inquires of UCOP staff about what work they are doing to find out why those who receive acceptance letters opt to instead attend another institution. Pattiz believes UC is not doing enough to find out the real reason, Pattiz believes it has to do with "course work offerings- attraction of product"

02:15:00 alumni regent Davis comments that his sense is that UC can't articulate a UC rationale  policy on resident and non resident enrollment Davis also suggests increasing acceptance of CA transfer students would ensure more CA  residents into UC.

02:22:00 F1 Governors CA budget with slides presentation

(Looks like the original sponsor of Campus Shared Services at UC Berkeley presents)



02:54:00 8%

tuition hike on nursing PDST  benignly referred to as supplemental tuition increase becomes a discussion about the history and trends  for such  increases on graduate and prof degrees and how it is different from undergrad .
UCOP staff state "putting nursing programs on more solid ground but Deans have been reluctant to do it" as reasoning given

Regents Davis, Reiss, Zettel, De la Pena all push back on it, all say that the presentation for the action not clear, does not give them clear reasoning to do this action.
De la Pena raises a question on Nurse practicioners subsidizing some nursing training, need to know what that implies programatically.
Chair Lozano says an offline broader discussion needs to happen.
 Then Napolitano says she can see policy context problems in the way it was presented and larger PDST framework needed.
They decided to table the vote on the increase until March meeting.

Another policy review OP and Regents might want to do is a review of how this agenda item was brought -as an action item to increase the tuition- rather than as a discussion item first , does anyone review the drafts of the UC Regents meeting agenda items
 before they fly in and sit at the table at mission bay?!


 03:18:00 something called a UC PATH Update happens


(Looks like the original sponsor of Campus Shared Services at UC Berkeley presents)


THERE IS NO DISCUSSION OF THE UPDATED COSTS TO DATE ON UC PATH AND THEY DON'T DISCUSS THE PROJECTED COSTS OF THE PROJECT GOING FORWARD, EVEN THOUGH IN PRIOR UC REGENTS MEETINGS IT WAS ALREADY ALMOST OVER $80? MILLION OVER BUDGET. and the UC Regents rarely met to discuss the huge expensive project in its first years.
They Just Don't Want To Say What It Costs Anymore?
The UCOP staff just mainly say they are mindful to get it done quickly and to be economical. AND THAT THEY ARE NOW GOING TO GIVE CAMPUSES INCREASED FUNCTIONALITY THAT WILL ALLOW CAMPUSES TO GROW WITHOUT CONCOMITANT ADMIN COSTS, AND THEY KNOW THE CAMPUSES ARE NOW LINKING THEIR BUDGETS TO-SOME HIGH EXPECTATIONS OF UC PATH EFFICIENCIES.AND, NOW ITS IN THE VENDOR SUPPORTED ENVIRONMENT, SO EXCITING TIMES, RIGHT? They also mention there have been "decision authority, accountability lessons" in their UC PATH governance model

And then Janet Napolitano and Gavin Newsom make some peculiar comments and, well, its recommended viewing and listening at 03:30:00 thru to 03:33:00

And then UCOP talks about Fiat Lux Ins. Program
(Looks like the original campus sponsor of UC Berkeley Campus Shared Services presents)
Then, at 03:48:00
For the financially strapped UC students, lecturers, faculty,staff etc. a must see in  the last ten minutes of the video and listen closely to the UC Regents reaction to the UCSA pres presentation to them of student hardships, how they receive the info, their own articulation on how they have received such information in the past as opposed to how they receive it now is perhaps instructive.
listen til 04:01:31end
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Other thoughts, its strange the UCOP CIO, the other one,, doesn't talk about UC PATH Project updates at UC Regents meetings but did talk about:
http://er.educause.edu/articles/2014/8/the-many-faces-of-shared-services-at-the-university-of-california

"The Many Faces of Shared Services at the University of California"




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