UC Increases California Enrollments but Inequities Continue
Includes some interesting points, excerpts:
"UCOP has said that they wanted a more even distribution, but we still have three campuses with over 25% (Irvine, UCLA, Berkeley) and four campuses under 16.2% (Riverside, UCSC, UCSB, Merced). These statistics are important because the tuition for non-resident students is $26,682 more than resident students. So if Berkeley has 1,603 non-resident students, and Riverside has 213, Berkeley brings in $37 million more than Riverside. Since according to UCOP, the main reason for bringing in high-paying non-resident students is that they subsidize the resident students, it is still hard to see how this is working when campuses do not share extra revenue amongst themselves. In other words, Berkeley does not transfer any of its $42 million in additional revenue from non-resident tuition to the other campuses.
So if the average student stays four years and the enrollment trends stay the same, Berkeley’s extra funding over Riverside becomes $148 million a year.
only 4.8% of transfer students to Santa Cruz pay non-resident tuition, but 23.8% of the UC San Diego students pay the additional $26,682
And, one more time if you missed it, there is this new post at Remaking the University
A Global Crisis of Faculty Faith? Two Berkeley Examples
"I've always believed that university professors are willing and able to govern academics, but now I am not so sure. I am worried about growing fatalism among even tenured faculty activists. I'm concerned about the tacit belief that unstoppable historical forces have already destroyed the universities they want to keep. From this standpoint, local resistance can work but remaking is futile, though remaking is the premise of shared governance and of academic freedom.
My summer travels took me to London, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Liverpool, Bonn, Cambridge, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Crewe, York, and Valencia, mostly for lectures and discussions with faculty members about the state of universities in their country. I was struck by the contrast between the great intelligence and professional commitments of the professors on the one hand, and their lack of hope for universities on the other. Several of the visits revolved around higher education conferences, where I heard brilliant analyses of the nuts and bolts of national education initiatives that lacked a standpoint for faculty intervention.
Everyone was ..."
(It starts off a li'l Seven of Nine, Locutus-ish)
A few other items:
University of California Selects Anthem Blue Cross to Administer PPO Plans for Faculty, Staff and Retirees
This read as well,
On for profits and beltway moves: