"Berkeley is designing exchange programs for public health scholars with Peking University, following the signing of memorandums of understanding between the two institutions."
- is it appropriate for Dirks to be engaged in this, or should he just try to fix what he can of the current admin mess on his way out, or??
Daily Cal now has this coverage on it:
Faculty Principles for Senior Management Hires:
"Are senior administrators now less likely to involve faculty in major management decision than before? The Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) is worried enough to have written "A Statement of Principles for Choosing New University of California Chancellors." The statement emerged from agreement among Faculty Association representatives from every campus.
CUCFA calls on officials to hire only those candidates who "support the value of public education." Everyone says they support this value, so CUCFA says what its members believe its components to be. First comes the recognition that "efforts at privatization have failed to sustain the University's central mission of education, research, and service for the people of California." The statement spells out the elements of post-privatization: focusing on core mission rather than capital projects, serving more resident students rather than more high-tuition students from out-of-state, dialing back administrative growth while capping management salaries, "opening the budget to meaningful faculty review and input," and increasing contact with the surrounding society.
CUCFA's definition of "public" reflects national and international trends that have been slower to develop in California than elsewhere. One is deprivatization. I first heard this term used to describe current changes in Poland's university system, but deprivatization is implicit in the Free College movement launched in U.S. politics by Bernie Sanders. The premise is that people can analyze the effects of privatization, and, if found negative, can lower tuition rather than raise it, raise public funding rather than lower it, reduce student debt rather than increase it, and expand research cost coverage rather than shrink it. Where there's a will there's a way, and the way here is particularly obvious.
A second trend is postmanagerialism--or so I'll call it here. Large private and public organizations now operate under "...
See the full article here:
And the CUCFA statement here:
A Statement of Principles for Choosing New University of California Chancellors
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