Sunday, May 1, 2016

"Katehi holds tenure at UC Davis and can be removed from her administrative job but can’t be fired without a hearing before Davis’ Academic Senate, said André Knoesen, chairman of that body. “And that is not on the table,” Knoesen said."



Probe of Nepotism, Conduct and Lying Targets UC Davis Head"
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Probe-of-nepotism-conduct-and-lying-targets-UC-7382409.php


..."her controversies brought to light since February by the Sacramento Bee have led UC Davis students and several lawmakers to call for Katehi’s firing. Katehi holds tenure at UC Davis and can be removed from her administrative job but can’t be fired without a hearing before Davis’ Academic Senate, said André Knoesen, chairman of that body.

“And that is not on the table,” Knoesen said."

And,

"Katehi’s daughter-in-law, Emily Prieto-Tseregounis, was hired as an executive analyst at UC Davis in 2013, earning $77,000. In less than three years, she was promoted to assistant vice chancellor earning $130,000, said Dianne Klein, a UC spokeswoman. In February, a UC attorney advised against promoting her again, Klein said. The daughter-in-law’s boss, Vice Chancellor Adela de la Torre, reports directly to Katehi, who raised de la Torre’s pay by 22 percent in July."

--Could that be the same UC attorney in this other piece, on moves the UC Regents made against a UC Davis Prof::

"University wide, it would affect everybody in California," said Parker White, the attorney for the Board of Regents. “Because you got somebody who's not playing by the rules.”

The rules he’s referring to are listed in contracts signed by faculty members like Snyder, who signed a contract saying he could work outside the school -- he just wasn’t allowed to keep any money, except for royalties or prizes, according to the lawsuit.

All other money is supposed to go into a profit-sharing plan.""


--Remember that one? Comparisons might be made...
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"It’s a family affair down at UC Davis"
http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/dunning/bob-dunning-its-a-family-affair-down-at-uc-davis/


..."chancellor, after all, is an “at will” employee, which means she “will serve at the pleasure of the President,” according to Katehi’s employment agreement with the university"...

And,

"longer the battle rages, the more UC Davis will suffer, which can’t be anything that either the president or the chancellor wish for our proud campus.

It’s time for Janet Napolitano to pull the plug or for Linda Katehi graciously to resign."

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Dan Walters: California budget flunks Moody’s fiscal ‘stress test’

So Brown gets it, even if his remedy is tokenism. But his fellow Democrats in the Legislature are critical of Brown’s plans to put more in reserves and want to raise spending on education,

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/politics-government/article75022802.html


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There's multiple UC stakeholders' interests mentioned in:

Let’s step back from UC Davis turmoil

Distress over chancellor suspension at UC Davis has roiled the region

UC regents and Napolitano need to reassure Sacramento civic leaders

Lawmakers must focus on big picture, and UC should help Katehi find a smooth exit strategy

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