Friday, August 19, 2016

"a good time to get a better understanding of why prominent universities are allocating millions of dollars to sell themselves"

Watchdog group sues to force UC Davis to turn over public records

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"The complaint by U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit group “pursuing truth and transparency in America’s food system,” according to its website, alleges that UC Davis staff members haven’t fulfilled its California Public Records Act requests, some sent as long as 18 months ago."


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"UC Davis has also been slow to respond to Public Records Act requests from The Sacramento Bee, with university officials blaming a long backlog. The Bee has more than 10 requests pending with UC Davis, including one sent nearly six months ago. The Bee has been investigating a number of allegations against former UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi.
In June, UC officials said they would delay releasing public records involving Katehi because they did not want to interfere with witness interviews being conducted as part of an official probe of Katehi.
Katehi resigned Aug. 9 after a UC investigation found"...


Higher-ed marketing is much more than managing a crisis

Includes:..."the global competition for students, saying that although UCD might originally have been regionally defined to serve this part of California, “The marketplace has evolved.” Universities of all sizes now aim to attract students from all over the world.
“It’s a more complicated, aggressive world everywhere,” he said, and marketing in higher education is “a way of thinking, not commercializing.”

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