Friday, March 31, 2017

Higher Education Talks on research costs, mistakes, more...

See: "The Great Mistake on Research Costs"

http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-great-mistake-on-research-costs.html


Last year Dirk's and Steele participants in this:


https://youtu.be/_UFJWMGMefE



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https://youtu.be/JdaIb3rhcmY



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https://youtu.be/mv2NW75Rg3c




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https://youtu.be/RqXhPTpalSA




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https://youtu.be/lhf3uSXIhYk






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Now see this upcoming 2017 event- in recent years its become an annual conference -- that has a bad habit of not maintaining an archive of the talks, panels:


https://events.berkeley.edu/?event_ID=105323&date=2017-04-07&tab=all_events



The Future of Higher Education: Creating Opportunity, Assessing Value


Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

Featured Speaker: Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Public Policy, UC Berkeley, Co-Chair of The Lincoln Project

Speakers:
Henry Brady, Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, UC Berkeley;

Carol Christ, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, and Chancellor Designate, UC Berkeley;

Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University;

Martin Kenney, Professor, Community and Regional Development, UC Davis;

Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute;

Edward Penhoet, Associate Dean, Biology, UC Berkeley;

Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego;

Mike Hout, Professor, Sociology, New York University;

James Rosenbaum, Professor, Education and Social Policy, and of Sociology, Northwestern University;

Laura Hamilton, Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Merced; Sandy Baum, Policy Fellow at the Urban Institute, Professor Emerita of Economics, Skidmore College

Moderators: John Zysman, Professor, Political Science and Director, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, UC Berkeley;

John Dougass, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley

Sponsors: Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Institute of Governmental Studies, Graduate School of Education, Center for Studies in Higher Education , Cal Alumni Association

In the post-World War II era, higher education was expanded to meet the increasing demand for expertise in a changing American economy. American universities not only expanded to meet this need, but in the process provided a pathway to social mobility for millions of citizens. Through government investment, public colleges and universities assumed the largest responsibility in making higher education accessible and affordable to state residents. Over the past two decades, despite increases in student demand for public higher education and steady demand from employers for higher-skilled workers, state funding has declined, forcing public universities to respond with tuition hikes and new funding mechanisms.

This one-day conference will examine the implications of these developments for the future of American universities, students and society. What role should universities play in meeting society’s need for expertise and the individual’s need for socioeconomic security in the 21st century? What value does a higher education degree hold for the individual and for society? Should states increase funding for public universities to accommodate the increasing student demand? If not states, who will – and who should – bear the costs of public higher education, and how can a return on this investment be measured and demonstrated to students, policy makers, and taxpayers?


And,

Friday, April 7, 2017
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley


Sponsored by UC Berkeley's Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and Institute of Governmental Studies

Co-sponsored by UC Berkeley's Center for Studies in Higher Education, Graduate School of Education, and Cal Alumni Association

Read more about the speakers and panels here: http://issi.berkeley.edu/conference-higher-education

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-higher-education-creating-opportunity-assessing-value-tickets-31136641533


Responses to Disinvestment in Public Higher Education: What is to be Done?

Chair: Robert Birgeneau, UC Berkeley
Henry Brady, UC Berkeley
Carol Christ, UC Berkeley
Ronald Daniels, Johns Hopkins University
Mark Becker, Georgia State University

Investing in Higher Education: Research Universities, Innovation, and Economic Impact

Chair: John Zysman, UC Berkeley
Martin Kenney, UC Davis
Sean Randolph, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Edward Penhoet, UC Berkeley
Pradeep Khosla, UC San Diego

Assessing Value: The Worth of a Higher Education for Individuals

Chair: Michael Nacht, UC Berkeley
Mike Hout, New York University
James Rosenbaum, Northwestern University
Laura Hamilton, UC Merced
Mitchell Stevens, Stanford University
Sandy Baum, Urban Institute

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And see:
The Great Mistake on Research Costs"

http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-great-mistake-on-research-costs.html



Sunday, March 26, 2017

UC Infrastructure spending in it?

Remember "Brown: "First the desire emerges, then the desire becomes a need, and the need becomes a right, and the right becomes a ...etc""

Here he is today on Meet the Press (apparently the interview was conducted earlier in the week before the healthcare bill process failed in DC, but) he talks about infrastructure, education, healthcare and much more that is pertinent to UC:



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Also this:
Forcing out UC Davis chancellor cost university plenty
By Matier & Ross
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Forcing-out-UC-Davis-chancellor-cost-university-11026947.php

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Millions Spent At UC Davis on Katehi Issues

See:

UC spent nearly $1 million in probe of former UC Davis Chancellor Katehi

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article140652933.html

Includes"“The big losers in this are the students at the University of California, Davis specifically, and the University of California generally,” said Ed Howard of the Center for Public Interest Law. “If you think of the number of scholarships or the number of computers, or the excellent professors or programs that could have been paid for with that nearly million dollars, that is just tragic.”

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appreciate the thoroughness of the UCOP investigation, however it clearly would have been much more financially prudent to fire Chancellor Katehi early on when she crossed the line by moonlighting with the diploma-mill DeVry University,” said Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento.

And,

"That incident cost the university nearly $2 million, including a $1 million settlement to the students who were sprayed. The balance paid lawyers, consultants and others who dealt with the aftermath.

The UC investigation determined that Katehi’s staff spent $407,000 hiring three companies to improve her image and the university’s after the pepper spray incident,"
And
"The entertainment portion of the bill – about $90,000 each of those two years – generally went to entertain staff, to wine and dine donors or to host award luncheons, among other things.

James Finkelstein, a professor emeritus at George Mason University who has done extensive research on university executive compensation, said his research doesn’t show any campus leader spending this much for entertainment. “It’s nearly four times what we’ve seen in our research,” he said.

Napolitano demanded Katehi’s resignation last April, but the chancellor refused, leaving Napolitano to suspend her with pay and order the investigation. At the time, Napolitano said Katehi had provided “material misstatements” to her and the media about her involvement in the hiring of the firms.

“As you know – but it bears repeating –"...Read the full article.

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It Bears repeating:
How Much Did The Dirks Probe Just Cost UC?


BTW,

http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1765598-report-cal-hires-wyking-jones

"Jones, an Inglewood, Calif., native, is married to Estrella Jones, a Berkeley native. His sister-in-law, Na'ila Nasir, UC Berkeley's Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion and has been a Cal faculty member since 2008.
This would be Jones's first head coaching job. Given that new chancellor Carol Christ comes on in July with the directive to cut costs, particularly in athletics, this may very well be a cost-saving move, rather than hiring a more expensive, big-name replacement for Martin. It also serves to keep some level of continuity."

-But isn't Nasir leaving that post after being in it just one year (to go work at a private foundation?)?

--And what about all those other open slots in the Chancellor cabinet at Cal?

Messaging?

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/center-us-mexican-studies-comexus-launch-mexico-studies-chair-uc-san-diego

http://kron4.com/2017/03/23/uc-president-to-send-strong-message-on-mexico-trip/

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-uc-napolitano-mexico-20170323-story.html

At LA Times:
Posters to go up at UC San Diego targeting Janet Napolitano and 'sanctuary campuses'
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ucsd-posters-20170323-story.html



Also this dev:
UC Berkeley Receives CRISPR Patent in Europe
http://mobile.the-scientist.com/article/48987/uc-berkeley-receives-crispr-patent-in-europe
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https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-teamsters-reach-tentative-agreement-labor-contract-clerical-staff

For more also see footnote at:
http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2017/03/agreement-reached-with-teamsters.html

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On Davis student housing:
http://www.davisvanguard.org/2017/03/housing-student-perspective/


"Alex Lee, student body president, and a fourth year senior, spoke during the planning commission meeting.

I served as the ASUCD president this year and I wanted to give you a face for the many thousands of students depending upon the housing situation within Davis. You’re going to hear that notion brought up a lot about students, but I want to give you a face of what one looked like. One who for three, four years, struggled to find housing each year. It got harder and harder to the point where I have to compete in the market at that rate.

It’s also finals week so there aren’t as many students out here as we’d like – I need to go back to studying right after public comment. But we’ve had a petition circulating since last night and we have 65 signatures so far and its growing still amongst the students – the grads and undergrads.

The Sterling Student Apartments are within the larger context of the housing crisis in Davis. You can’t not talk about that. But having this unique proposal that has affordable housing which provides for a lot of the community members that want to live there, that are not just students, and student oriented housing is tremendous to lift the pressure off.

We’ve heard a lot about the hot-potato type issue, between the city and the university going ‘it’s your problem’ ‘no, it’s your problem.’ They go back and forth. But this year I’m very proud to say that the student government got both the university and the city council to say, it’s a joint responsibility. That’s what many students believe – it’s a shared responsibility.

The Sterling Fifth Apartments go a small way of the dent of the increasing student population, it is an unnatural population growth but in many ways it is the lifeblood of this community. Many of the business and restaurants are sprawling because the students are coming with different tastes and different metropolan lifestyles and they want to contribute back to society.

I have been very proud to live in the city of Davis for three years and I very much enjoy it. Whether the campus should have more students or the city should have more students, I think it’s a shared responsibility. But having that option for students – the thousands that come through every four or five years and contribute to the identity of this very campus, is so pivotal.

Because if there isn’t enough housing, and we’re seeing this already, students will be migrating to the surrounding cities and thus driving more, and our parking as a corollary effect as you can see, is already impacted. So if there’s more cars coming in, there will be more traffic and more congestion. But if there’s students living in apartments in Davis, they can take Unitrans which is funded by students primarily, and they can also bike to campus and that will relieve some of the traffic congestion concerns.

Don Gibson, from the Graduate Student Association, spoke during the Planning Commission Meeting and submitted his statement to the Vanguard:

Hello my name is Don Gibson, I am a PhD candidate at UC Davis and have been a member of the UC Davis community for the last 10 years. I’m coming here as the chair of the graduate student Association and ASUCD joint Housing Task Force. The Joint ASUCD-GSA Housing Task Force stands in strong support of the Sterling Project.

The housing crisis facing the UC Davis Community both students and staff continues to get worse every day. The university is planning on adding thousands of new students and staff while the City of Davis has not increased the housing supply in the same time.

Our support for this project is highlighted by three big numbers: 0.2%, 0.2% is the vacancy rate for Davis apartments. Meaning for every 1000 apartments only 2 stand vacant today. 13%, 13% is the approximant increase in annual rent last year because of this shockingly low supply, landlords have no incentive to provide quality or affordable housing in Davis. 540 beds, the number of bed added will be incredibly helpful for students in dire need of finding a quality place within the city of Davis.

When deciding upon whether to approve this project can we call upon the Planning Commission to consider the effects of rejecting housing that can fit approximately 540 additional beds. Additional housing in the city of Davis is by far the most sustainable solution for our environment, the City of Davis, and those who work or study at the university. If this housing does not get built that would be an additional 540 people who would most likely drive by car every day. That’s an additional 540 cars clogging our freeways, our roads, our parking garages. To continue Davis’s ethos of sustainability, having additional housing in the city of Davis is by far the best way to save our environment. Housing in the City of Davis allows these residents to use far more sustainable for their transportation options such as biking or Unitrans which studies have shown that 72% will take either of those options from this side of town.

The Sterling project has some unique adventives. Being an infill project provides a significant number of beds without the need without removing agricultural lands. Next, having a significant percentage of housing units be single rooms is a great way to attract young professional like myself to the city of Davis. Single rooms are important for young professionals because it facilities meeting new people without the struggle to find a roommate.

Lets be clear, both the City of Davis and UC Davis have the responsibility to share the need to build student housing. Recently the university has begun taken steps to relive the housing crisis. However, the City of Davis has not held up its end of the bargain in the last decade to support the college town environment. By restricting housing growth for its student population more and more students are forced to live in apartments beyond intended capacity and forcing many to commute by car from outside of Davis. We call upon the planning commission and the elected leaders in Davis to support housing designed for the student population.

Lastly, here in the middle of a Finals week, the city of Davis should do its fair share in the housing crisis and approve desperately needed housing. If it was not for the students in the university the city of Davis would not be the city many of us here love today. If Davis continues down the path of rejecting housing in the city center, it will go against the core values many of us hold of sustainable environmental practices by forcing hundreds of more people to drive from far away every day."

Friday, March 24, 2017

"Dirks failed to pay $4,990 in fees for the gym membership and personal training, and enjoyed the private use of a Precor Cross Trainer elliptical exercise machine worth between $3,500 and $4,000, according to findings of the heavily redacted report released Friday."

Some updates, additional coverage below.

See:UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks improperly accepted free fitness benefits, university probe finds
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-essential-education-updates-southern-uc-berkeley-chancellor-nicholas-dirks-1490390221-htmlstory.html

"Overall, Dirks failed to pay $4,990 in fees for the gym membership and personal training, and enjoyed the private use of a Precor Cross Trainer elliptical exercise machine worth between $3,500 and $4,000, according to findings of the heavily redacted report released Friday."

An LA firm looked into it, an LA paper covers it first -- but there were other items mentioned in earlier coverage besides just the trainer aspect being looked into- what happened with the travel etc.
?

So now SF Gate has coverage as well

where they also note that the travel issue was not addressed:
UC probe finds Cal chancellor got improper freebies from gym

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/UC-probe-finds-Cal-chancellor-got-improper-11026910.php

"The report makes no mention of Wicks having accompanied the chancellor’s wife, Janaki Bahkle, who is an associate professor in history, on an alumni association-sponsored trip to India. "

So it was the expensive PR for his image

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/UC-Berkeley-invested-in-consultants-to-boost-9147047.php

And the increasing costs on fence and household help issues


And the sports team training issues
and Title IX issues
http://www.dailycal.org/2016/09/20/scandal-campus-officials-hope-assuage-concerns-sex-misconduct-arbitration/

cumulative with freebies that did it...?
http://www.dailycal.org/2016/08/16/chancellor-dirks-to-resign-after-end-of-this-academic-school-year/

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Daily Cal had this http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/23/senate-hears-outgoing-chancellor-nicholas-dirks/ includes:
"...asked Dirks during the meeting to identify his biggest regret during his time as chancellor, emphasizing that he be as candid as possible.

“The big regret is that you’re spending so much of your time learning about the different parts of campus that you’re in a reactive mode, and so a lot of the crises that come are things that you respond to rather than anticipate,” Dirks said during the meeting."

And there's still this:
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/world-academic-summit-2017-full-programme-announced

And this
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/03/24/world-economic-forum-opens-bay-area-annex/99535048/ ...Davos and now SF

CHE gives it a li'l coverage here:

http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/berkeleys-chancellor-misused-fitness-benefits-investigators-find/117414

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Renowned and IX- at Cal again

A breaking news story with the background complaint in their article: "Former Student Says UC Berkeley’s Star Philosophy Professor Groped Her And Watched Porn At Work

A lawsuit alleges UC Berkeley professor John R. Searle sexually harassed, assaulted, and retaliated against a former student and employee — and that the university did nothing to stop him."

https://www.buzzfeed.com/katiejmbaker/famous-philosophy-professor-accused-sexual-harassment?utm_term=.laXGGrRMa4#.aqoKK02O6D


And Daily Cal has campus local coverage:

"Renowned UC Berkeley philosophy professor emeritus accused of sex assault"

http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/23/renowned-uc-berkeley-philosophy-professor-emeritus-accused-sex-assault/

More coverage:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/24/berkeley-again-accused-protecting-reputation-star-professor-instead-acting-reports


http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/UC-Berkeley-worker-says-prominent-professor-11023471.php


http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-essential-education-updates-southern-lawuit-alleges-a-uc-berkeley-philosophy-1490299535-htmlstory.html


http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/03/23/berkeley-renowned-philosopher-john-searle-accused-of-sexual-assault-and-harassment-by-former-cal-aide/

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Former-UC-Berkeley-Student-Files-Against-Professor-University-Over-Alleged-Sexual-Harassment-416973483.html

http://www.ktvu.com/news/243574353-story

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Former OpEx 'Leadership'in Cal Leadership Revolving Door

At some point it will become quite clear whether or not the reaching back for past leadership to become once again 'new' leadership works out- or not - for Cal in its current 'difficult time'..

Will Dirks' picks for associate Chancellor and newly named LDO effective April 1 (replacing another of Dirks' Associate Chancellor's who will continue in that title as well but have other duties) continue to be part of a Christ administration?
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/21/uc-berkeley-associate-chancellor-khira-griscavage-set-become-campuss-locally-designated-official/


Last July, Dirk's hired the former Operational Excellence head as an associate chancellor, now as mentioned above that person will oversee whistleblower cases at UC Berkeley as LDO,---Dirks made that hire just before the SF Chronicle and other papers broke these types of stories on the Dirk's administration:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Questions-surround-UC-Berkeley-chancellor-and-8355656.php

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/UC-Berkeley-chancellor-s-personal-trainer-in-9974855.php


http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Critics-question-Cal-s-probe-into-football-8333108.php

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Critics-question-Cal-s-probe-into-football-8333108.php?t=1e6f0151ef&cmpid=twitter-premium

http://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/Faculty-say-time-for-outgoing-UC-Berkeley-chief-9175315.php
-Some of those items began as whistleblower cases...Some of those cases can get significantly more complex than even an OpEx rollout...

Given the poor roll out of Op Ex and other initiatives connected to it like campus shared services, the resultant campus troubles...

Is it all just an early April Fool's for the campus?

Attempt To Tamp Down?

At this month's UC Regents Meeting the UCOP admin took a chunk of time and did their presentation on all the wonders they believe OP does for UC campuses etc, and now there is this PR that they are putting out

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/uc-system/office-of-the-president

It starts off like this:
"Led by UC President Janet Napolitano, the Office of the President plays a distinct role in helping to shape the overall vision for the university and in carrying out core activities that allow the 10 campuses to function as a single university."


Do they allow UC to operate as one university?-- when the Title IX hits the fan or capital projects go wrong, or personnel decisions in the senior management turn a hot mess or sports funding plans, usually the UCOP response goes something like-UCOP delegates authority to the campuses and didn't know anything about that problem in advance-- you know the 'how could we have known?' familiar OP posture...

So, it seems the PR campaign was mostly created in advance of this:
2016-130 - University of California Office of the President—Administrative Expenditures
Est. Release Date: April 2017




And then there is this still to come:
2016-125 - University of California—Contracted Employees and Contracting Practices
Est. Release Date: June 2017


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Also there's this update:

Gov. Jerry Brown in Washington: 'Wherever we are going to find common ground, we are going to do it'
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-gov-jerry-brown-in-washington-1490053986-htmlstory.html




Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article139750348.html



Jerry Brown travels to Trump’s town to look for ‘common ground’
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Jerry-Brown-comes-to-Trump-s-town-to-look-for-11015822.php


And add'l update which is of consequence to UC Med, see:

Gov. Jerry Brown warns of at least a $6-billion-a-year hit to California under GOP health plan
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-gov-jerry-brown-warns-of-at-least-a-6-1490199313-htmlstory.html


And,

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/22/jerry-brown-rips-gop-health-care-plan-mr-trump-come-down-from-trump-tower/

More Higher Ed talk at Cal- and, A Good Short IX Talk

Here's: Berkeley Sociology Forum: Christopher Newfield presents The Great Mistake

"Berkeley Sociology Forum and THE Berkeley Faculty Association co-sponsor an author-meets-critics panel. Chris Newfield will present his new book, The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them with responses from Professors Kim Voss (Department of Sociology), Henry Brady (Goldman School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science) and Prudence Carter (Graduate School of Education)."

Begins with 25 min lecture/overview, then about 40 minutes rebuttal from other panelists, and then five minutes response rebuttal and concludes with section of Q and A with audience. Covers lots of different issues.



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Also this very good interview on Title IX- See:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?421111-15/title-ix-gender-discrimination-school-sports
Title IX and Gender Discrimination in School Sports Sarah Fields talked about the impact of Title IX on equity in school sports and the prevention of gender discrimination. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. Runs about 20 minutes.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

UCSF Outsourcing and Offshoring US Jobs on 60 Minutes.

(Also some UC Regents who have close ties to UC Med decisions should be asked about this along with UCSF admin , not just Napolitano)

See: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-u-s-jobs-vulnerable-to-workers-with-h-1b-visas/
Includes:
"Harrison was told he could stay on the job, get paid for four more months, and get a bonus if he trained his replacement.

Robert Harrison: And now I’m being told that I h-- not only gonna lose my job, but also have to train these people to take my job.

Bill Whitaker: Are you angry?

Robert Harrison: Pissed. That exceeds angry. I’m really not a violent guy. I love people. But I’ve envisioned myself just backhanding the guy as he’s sitting next to me, trying to learn what I know. And I was like, God, please don’t let them send anybody to sit next to me, to shadow me. I don’t want to do this. I really don’t.

“I think, for once, we’re gonna stand up as Americans and say enough is enough. We’re not gonna take it anymore.” Kurt Ho
Harrison and his colleagues staged a protest outside the Medical Center. His fellow worker, senior systems administrator Kurt Ho is losing his job too. He had just trained his replacement from India.

Kurt Ho: I think, for once, we’re gonna stand up as Americans and say enough is enough. We’re not gonna take it anymore.

Sara Blackwell: Thank you for standing up for what you believe in.

Their rally was organized by this woman: Florida attorney Sara Blackwell.

Sara Blackwell: This is about the companies making the decision that you are worthless to them.

She represents hundreds of U.S. workers who were fired and replaced by foreign workers with H-1B visas.

Sara Blackwell: When you tell someone their real reason for getting rid of these jobs is for cheap foreign labor that should offend everyone.

Bill Whitaker: They have to train the worker who’s going to take their job?

Sara Blackwell: Right. They are told by their company: if you don’t train this person in a way that we approve of them being trained, then you don’t get your severance.

The UCSF Medical Center is a highly regarded state-run institution. Administrators say outsourcing the IT jobs could save $30 million taxpayer over the next five years. That’s a fraction of the university’s $5.8 billion annual budget, but to Robert Harrison, it’s his job.

Robert Harrison: I can’t wrap my mind around training somebody to take my position. You know, it’s my livelihood. How am I supposed to feel?
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Craig Diangelo worked for Northeast Utilities – now called Eversource – and was one of 220 IT workers replaced by H-1B visa employees. Diangelo says his replacement, a worker from India, told him he was making half Diangelo’s salary with no benefits.

Craig Diangelo: I didn’t get laid off for lack of work. I got laid off because somebody cheaper could do my job.

Bill Whitaker: So, to anyone who would say, “You’re anti-immigrant.”

Dawn Collins: No!

Jay Palmer: That’s a lie.

Craig Diangelo: That’s a lie. You don’t want to have any animosity toward them, because they’re looking for a better way of life.

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Bruce Morrison: The workers being brought in don’t know anything more than the workers they’re replacing. They know less. And that’s why they have to be retrained or trained by the American workers who are being laid off. This is not about skills, this is about costs.

But saving money on labor was not the law’s intended purpose. Robert Harrison says the money saved can’t replace the dedication of his IT team.

Robert Harrison: So our jobs, they’re not menial jobs. They’re very important. Somebody’s child is laying in the Children’s Hospital fighting for their life, and they depend on us. I see parents laying up all night long in the room with their child who’s fighting for their life. And you’re gonna bring somebody in here that has no clue, has no sympathy, don’t know the urgency to make sure that everything those people need is supplied? Right now? It’s not going to happen.

Craig Diangelo says at Northeast Utilities the fired workers pressured to stay and train their replacements launched a quiet protest.

Craig Diangelo: Every one of us that would be let go had an American flag sticking out the cubicles row after row after row. As we were let go--those flags were taken down. I was the last person let go. I went in and I took the last picture. There were no more flags left. You have a queasiness in your stomach when you look around and you’re saying, “This-- this-- this can’t be possible. This didn’t happen.”

But it did happen, to Craig and Dawn and Leo and workers at hundreds of companies across the country. Former head of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, now president of the University of California, faced a huge public outcry when she got rid of those 80 IT jobs at the Medical Center. She declined to give us an on camera interview, but stated publicly that the university, quote “didn’t use the H-1B process in the right way.” She instructed the Indian-outsourcing company to stop using H-1B workers.
But that comes too late for Kurt Ho and Robert Harrison. Three weeks ago they packed up – their final day at the Medical Center.
Robert Harrison: It’s gonna be a matter of time before everybody else feels the same burden, the same pinch, the same hurt that we’re feeling right here at UCSF. It’s a matter of time."

See CBS News 60 minutes coverage in full here
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-u-s-jobs-vulnerable-to-workers-with-h-1b-visas/

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Maybe also fill those four vacant UC Regents slots to help with the advocacy?

(Perhaps to help with advocacy and equally important to explain the Brown perspective on NRST etc within UC -esp since he isn't attending UC Regents meetings lately but the faculty and administration are advancing their own feelings and musings on where he stands on UC and at the same time several UC Regents are not so active on UC lately or unfortunately generating their own bad headlines --some new Regents might freshen,boost.... He could pick a couple high profile Regents to help with big topic advocacy and then he could pick two others to help with his internal UC messaging if their UC policy views align nicely with his...Will he fill those four open UC regent slots soon?)

Jerry Brown heads to D.C., with Schwarzenegger right behind him
Politico
http://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2017/03/jerry-brown-heads-to-dc-with-schwarzenegger-right-behind-him-110484

Gov. Jerry Brown heads to Washington as Trump and Republicans offer plans with big consequences for California
Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-as-trump-and-republicans-offer-plans-1489861817-htmlstory.html


Jerry Brown heads to Washington ...
"shrink National Institutes of Health research programs at the University of California."

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article139373673.html

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Fired Assistant Professor Alleges Anti-Gay Bias at UC Irvine
"In March 2016, the University of California, Irvine issued a press release praising assistant professor Hung Duc Nguyen for receiving a prestigious National Science Foundation grant, but months later school administrators ignored overwhelming faculty recommendations for his tenure and instead terminated his employment."
Full article:

http://www.ocweekly.com/news/university-of-california-irvine-officials-are-accused-of-sexual-orientation-discrimination-7972829

Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Christ cited a key difference in fiscal oversight: At Smith, attentive trustees require the campus president to update them on finances four times a year; UC campuses have no such individualized structure. She said that a previous chancellor, Robert Birgeneau, proposed such a structure, but it went nowhere."


See:
http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/UC-regents-unanimously-approve-new-Berkeley-11007968.php

Includes:

"Asked Wednesday about the difference between running a private college and a large public university, Christ cited a key difference in fiscal oversight: At Smith, attentive trustees require the campus president to update them on finances four times a year; UC campuses have no such individualized structure. She said that a previous chancellor, Robert Birgeneau, proposed such a structure, but it went nowhere."
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On his way out Dirks would do well by Cal and his own legacy if he tells hard truths of the state of things as he inherited them and as he experienced them since he arrived.

It matters.

UC Regents March 16 Meeting

See for more info on agenda below:http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/mar2017.html

And limited time Archive here: http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/videos/mar2017/mar2017.html

Thursday, March 16
8:30 am

Board (closed session)
Location: Robertson Auditorium



9:15 am

Board (open session - includes public comment session) Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 26, 2017
Personnel Matter
Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Compliance and Audit Committee
Recommended Settlement for Board Action
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Approval of Ground Lease Business Terms and Financing of Phase
IV-A of the East Campus Apartments, Irvine Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]
Governance and Compensation Committee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Collective bargaining matters
[Government Code §3596(d)]
Health Services Committee (meeting of March 3)
Closed Session Statute Citations: Collective bargaining matters
[Government Code §3596(d)], Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)],
Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]

Public Engagement and Development Committee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Gift matters [Education Code §92032(b)(3)]
B1(X) Discussion Review of Misconduct Cases and Due Process Procedures
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
B2(X) Discussion Appellate, Trial Court Developments and Updates
1. CRISPR-Cas9 Patent Interference Proceeding – Patent Office
Decision of No Interference-in-Fact – Patent Dispute – Berkeley

Also see: http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/02/mit-professor-co-discoverer-crispr-feng-zhang-speaks-berkeley-forum-event/

2. Michele Coyle v. Regents of the University of California,
Riverside Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions
Closed Session Statute Citations: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]

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All times indicated and the order of business are approximate and subject to change.

Times indicated and order of business subject to change

Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment2
Roll Call
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 26, 2017
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Amendment of Regents Policy 3103 – Policy on Professional Degree
Supplemental Tuition and Regents Policy 3104 – Principles Underlying the
Determination of Fees for Students of Professional Degree Programs
Establishment of Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition for Two Graduate
Professional Degree Programs
Amendment of Regents Policy 7401 and Academic Personnel Manual Sections
015 and 016 – The Faculty Code of Conduct and University Policy on Faculty
Conduct and the Administration of Discipline

Compliance and Audit Committee
Resolution to Reaffirm the University of California Ethics and Compliance
Program
External Audit Plan for the Year ending June 30, 2017
Resolution to Exclude Access to Federal Classified Information
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Approval of Budget and External Financing, Minnesota Street Graduate Student
and Trainee Housing, San Francisco Campus
Approval of Budget and Design Following Action Pursuant to the California
Environmental Quality Act, Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay,
San Francisco Campus
Amendments of the 2017-18 Budget for State Capital Improvements and
Approval of External Financing
Authority to Form Non-Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation Pursuant to Section
23786 of the California Business and Professional Code, Davis Campus
Governance and Compensation Committee
Amendment of Certain Regents Policies Related to Board Operations
Amendment of Regents Policy 1110: Policy on Conflicts of Interest
Amendment of Certain Charters of the Standing Committees
Amendment of the Schedule of Reports to The Regents and Adoption of Policy
on Reports to Regents
Approval of New Market Reference Zones for UC Health Positions in the Senior
Management Group, as Proposed by the UC Health Executive Compensation
Working Group
Health Services Committee (meeting of March 3, 2017)
Endorsement of Request for Budget and Design Approval for the Precision
Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay, San Francisco Campus

Investments Subcommittee
Public Engagement and Development Committee
Endorsement of Comprehensive Campaign, San Diego Campus
National Laboratories Subcommittee
Action Amendment of Standing Order 100.4: Duties of the President of the
University
B3 Action Adoption of Policy on Review of Allegations of Board
Member Misconduct
B4 Action Establishment of Policy on Nonresident Student Enrollment
B5 Discussion University of California Operating Model
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"UC Berkeley thus receives $26,682 for replacing a resident student with a nonresident student, or for adding a nonresident student rather than adding a resident student.", And other things

See a lengthy informative piece on: "Does Nonresident Tuition Show That Privatization Works"http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2017/03/does-nonresident-tuition-show-that.html
Where we also get to revisit some former UCB Chancellor Birgeneau numbers/projections on it too. Oh yeah.

Related, Sac Bee on a roll:

With free community college proposal, Democrats over-promise on free stuff
Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article138515643.html

UC out-of-staters are last year’s fight
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article138531588.html

And comparison with Scandinavia even: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/dan-walters/article138299453.html

Then see:
"In 2015, California appropriated $8,522 for full-time equivalent public university students. That’s an increase of 16.7 percent from 2010, the greatest percentage increase among all large states, with the exception of Illinois, which spent heavily to bail out its university pension system. By comparison, Texas’ spending fell by nearly 20 percent to $7,748, according to the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. Such numbers reflect well on the priorities of Gov. Jerry Brown, legislators and voters. However, California’s spending remains below pre-recession levels, as it does for other states with the exception of a few small states.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/article138549238.html
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There was also:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-15/university-of-california-fund-to-double-private-equity-holdings

http://www.pionline.com/article/20170315/ONLINE/170319924/university-of-california-endowment-doubles-private-equity-in-new-asset-allocation


-Will also note here that a UCB foundation trustee gave a lengthy talk on comparison between UC campus based individual foundation invest performance as compared with the Uc systemwideinvestment performance out of the UCOP shop and a ball park $ 75 million figure difference came up along with a reiteration of the $150million Cal deficit figure, so there was that of special note at that Tues UC Regents investments comm meeting as well..So now see this latest dev: .http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/16/chief-investment-officer-berkeley-endowment-management-company-step/
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http://abc7news.com/education/uc-regents-clarify-code-of-conduct-for-faculty/1802871/

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So what happened at the UC Regents meetings?, oh lots of things

Regent M's facial expressions said it all during Fin Cap comm
-when UC Berkeley said they are short 17,000 beds (yep three zeros, no typo), housing for students ...
Or when UCSF tried to get a building plan approved , which Blum said he was willing to do without the answers and said maybe some other Regents could join him in approving the project while
Other Regents questions remain unanswered on it: over $70,000 per parking stall plan on account of NIMBY groups and that old quarry at the bottom of Petrero...and "100,000 sq ft of just circulation space?" is unaccounted for in the presentation, calculation...
Regent M says, thoughtfully and seriously "I would have thought you'd have those answers" but they said the campus admin and UCOP will try to get his committee answers tomorrow cuz it would be ?Fillintheblank? for them to have to wait til May

Regent Perez needles PWC about the OSCARS best picture mishap during compliance and audit, they also mention UC PATH and that Yates memo thing on yunno a some rule about fiduciary responsibility of regent board members which brought on a kinda somber tone for some regents... Lansing was not in the room on the Oscar debacle mention haha

Regent Elliott wanted to have complete and accurate comparison chart data on market rate zone reports that the UC Health med committee will use in the future to get ever higher salary adjustments for execs, and Lansing could not understand why oh why would other UC Regents want any info like that in advance of a vote from regents--that happened in Governance committee which looked mostly like a rubber stamp race..
The Regents were happy to talk about wine during a UCD presentation to Fin Cap comm on their plan to sell wine...
You can watch all of this in vid posted in immediate last post...

Some Regents did not appear to be present , like Varner

And the board is now without Regent Island and Regent Gould who termed out effective March 1...


It seems like regent Reiss isn't much at the public participation sections of regents meetings lately either, but she did have this event at USC recently that she participated in..
http://news.usc.edu/116220/starting-a-campaign-for-redistricting-reform/
Once again reminded that
Multiple UC Regents split their efforts between UC and USC...How's that working for UC?

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Some students made public comment on the fac code of conduct item and their comments, which were very well thought out, were then mentioned/ discussed in the ACAD affairs committee , it was strange that none of the lower level staff spoke in public comment on that item...The policy still seems to have a lot of holes and loopholes and imprecise language and lack of accountability still...The students in public comment pointed out some if it.



And more recap of UC Regents this week
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-uc-regents-meeting-20170315-story.html

http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/15/uc-regents-discuss-campus-housing-affordable-care-act/


http://dailybruin.com/2017/03/15/uc-regents-recap-march-16/

UC Regents March 15 Meeting

See for more info on agenda below:http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/mar2017.html

And remember a one year only Archive here: http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/videos/mar2017/mar2017.html

Wednesday, March 15

9:00 am

Board (open session - includes public comment session) Location: Robertson Auditorium
Concurrent Meetings



10:00 am

Academic and Student Affairs Committee (open session) Location: Fisher Banquet Room

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting January 25, 2017
A1 Discussion Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

A2 Action Amendment of Regents Policy 3103 – Policy on Professional Degree
Supplemental Tuition and Regents Policy 3104 – Principles
Underlying the Determination of Fees for Students of Professional
Degree Programs

A3 Action Establishment of Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition for
Two Graduate Professional Degree Programs

A4 Action Amendment of Regents Policy 7401 and Academic Personnel Manual
Sections 015 and 016 – The Faculty Code of Conduct and University
Policy on Faculty Conduct and the Administration of Discipline


Also-adding in here- see: http://ktla.com/2017/03/06/uc-proposes-20-percent-enrollment-cap-on-nonresident-students-vows-to-give-californians-top-priority/

And


http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/06/flexibility-title-ix-policy-leads-allegations-mishandled-cases/

This was not included in the ed discussion :
http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2017/03/wait-minute.html



National Laboratories Subcommittee (open session) Location: Fisher Banquet Room

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting January 25, 2017
N1 Discussion Update on the National Laboratories and Presentation on the State of the
Los Alamos National Laboratory

10:00 am

Finance and Capital Strategies Committee (open session) Location: Robertson Auditorium
Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 25, 2017

F1 Discussion Update on Student Housing, Berkeley Campus

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/UC-Berkeley-ponders-People-s-Park-for-housing-10993869.php

F2 Discussion Update on Student Housing, Los Angeles Campus

http://dailybruin.com/2017/03/12/ucla-to-propose-new-dorms-apartments-to-match-enrollment-increase/

F3 Action Approval of Budget and External Financing, Minnesota Street
Graduate Student and Trainee Housing, San Francisco Campus

F4 Action Approval of Budget and Design following Action Pursuant to the
California Environmental Quality Act, Precision Cancer Medicine
Building at Mission Bay, San Francisco Campus

F5 Discussion Haring Hall Safety Improvements and Building Renewal Project,
Davis Campus

F6 Action Amendment of the 2017-18 Budget for State Capital
Improvements and Approval of External Financing

F7 Action Authority to Form Non-Profit Mutual Benefit
Corporation Pursuant to Section 23786 of the California
Business and Professions Code, Davis Campus



Finance and Capital Strategies Committee (closed session) Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of November 16, 2016
F8(X) Action Approval of Ground Lease Business Terms and Financing of Phase
IV-A of the East Campus Apartments, Irvine Campus

12:30 pm

Lunch

Concurrent Meetings
1:00 pm Public Engagement & Development Committee (open session) Location: Fisher Banquet Room
Public Engagement & Development Committee (closed session) Location: Fisher Banquet Room
Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting January 25, 2017

P6(X) Discussion of Fundraising Strategies




Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting January 25, 2017

P1 Discussion The Affordable Care Act – Update and Impact on UC Health

P2 Discussion Update on State Budget Process

P3 Discussion Overview of State Advocacy Efforts

P4 Discussion Community Outreach and Impacts, San Diego Campus

P5 Action Endorsement of Comprehensive Campaign, San Diego Campus

1:00 pm Compliance and Audit Committee (open session) Location: Robertson Auditorium



Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 25, 2017
C1 Action Resolution to Reaffirm the University of California Ethics and

C2Action Approval of External Audit Plan for the Year Ending June 30, 2017

C3Discussion Summary Results of the University’s 2016 Audit of Compliance for

Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance)


Compliance Program
Action Approval of External Audit Plan for the Year Ending June 30, 2017

C4
Action Resolution to Exclude Access to Federal Classified Information

Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 25, 2017

C5(X) Discussion Risk Management Activities Related to Cyber Security Litigation
and Threatened Litigation
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]

C6(X) Discussion Update on State Audits of the University
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]

C7(X) Action Recommended Settlement for Board Action
Pizana v. Regents – Proposed Settlement – Medical Malpractice –
UCSF-Fresno Medical Education
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]

C8(X) Discussion Appellate, Trial Court Developments and Updates
20 items listed (see at regents pages)

C9



3:30 pm Governance and Compensation Committee (open session) Location: Robertson Auditorium
Agenda – Open Session
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 25, 2017
Amendment of Certain Regents Policies on Board Operations

Amendment of Regents Policy 1110: Policy on Conflicts of Interest

Amendment of Certain Standing Committee Charters

Amendment of the Schedule of Reports to the Regents and Adoption of
Policy on Reports to the Regents

Approval of New Market Reference Zones for UC Health Positions in the
Senior Management Group, as Proposed by the UC Health Executive
Compensation Working Group

Governance and Compensation Committee (closed session) Location: Robertson Auditorium
Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 25, 2017

G6(X) Discussion Collective Bargaining Matters

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

UC Regents March 14 Meeting

http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/
See for more info on agenda below:http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/mar2017.html

Tuesday, March 14

2:00 pm

Investments Subcommittee (open session - includes public comment session)
Location: Fisher Banquet Room

Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment Period2
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of October 26, 2016

I-1 Discussion Update on Investment Products

I-2 Action General Endowment Pool Asset Allocation Review
and Recommendations


Archive here: http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/videos/mar2017/mar2017.html
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Also take a look at:
http://dailybruin.com/2017/03/12/uc-regents-preview-march-14-16/


Where they write:
"The Governance and Compensation Committee will vote to amend the Regents’ conflict of interest policy, policies on board operations and charters of the board’s standing committees"
And,
"The board will also vote to adopt a policy on review and procedures for regent misconduct. The policy was proposed after an audio recording of Regent Norman Pattiz sexually harassing an employee was publicized. The board had planned to vote on the policy at its January meeting, but postponed the vote to give regents more time to examine to what acts of misconduct the policy would apply."

But excludes mention of that UC Regents retreat set of conversations that came up in: this series

- that set of proposed new uc regent policy also takes up issues around Regents receiving materials for meeting, being able to set agenda items etc
See: G1,2,3 in meeting agenda items

And see Daily Cal for their regents meeting preview:

http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/13/uc-regents-vote-code-conduct-amendment-carol-christ-appointment/


Monday, March 13, 2017

Future Public Universities talk at Cal

The discussion section mentioned in the Daily Cal is omitted:
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/02/01/campus-admin-uc-professor-discuss-future-public-university-system/

And, yes one of the discussants has now been nominated as UC Berkeley Chancellor:
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/13/carol-christ-nominated-uc-berkeleys-next-chancellor/

Too bad the discussion section isn't included in vid below
But here is the talk:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Dirks Replacement Announcement for that March UC Regents Meeting? More.

Sexual harassment: records show how University of California faculty target students
The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/08/sexual-harassment-university-california-faculty-target-students

Others in op ed:
My Word: Berkeley professor accused of misconduct being railroaded
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/03/06/my-word-berkeley-professor-accused-of-misconduct-being-railroaded/
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The University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration and Development program (UC BRAID) and Stanford University
https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/uc-and-stanford-announce-research-partnership-aimed-improving-health

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UC issues statement on new Trump immigration order
https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/preliminary-guidance-revised-executive-order-restricting-travel-and-entry-united-states
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Napolitano said her hope was to be able to announce Katehi replacement in January, the replacement was announced off cycle of UC regents meeting...
And Napolitano said she wanted to announce Dirks replacement at March UC Regents, so...???

"Napolitano issued a letter Wednesday to the UC Berkeley Academic Senate chairman outlining the new chancellor search process. The goal is to submit a candidate to the UC Board of Regents by March for Berkeley and by January for Davis."

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Flashback Today,

Folks forgot a former UC Pres of the UC Regents who , in another role, made quite a speech on this day some years ago...Or did folks remember all too well and just preferred to avoid correlation with other present day headlines..?

Saturday, March 4, 2017

UC Regents Agenda for March 14-16, more

See for more info on agenda below:http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/mar2017.html

Tuesday, March 14

2:00 pm

Investments Subcommittee (open session - includes public comment session)
Location: Fisher Banquet Room

Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment Period2
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of October 26, 2016

I-1 Discussion Update on Investment Products

I-2 Action General Endowment Pool Asset Allocation Review
and Recommendations

Wednesday, March 15

9:00 am

Board (open session - includes public comment session) Location: Robertson Auditorium
Concurrent Meetings

10:00 am

Academic and Student Affairs Committee (open session) Location: Fisher Banquet Room

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting January 25, 2017
A1 Discussion Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

A2 Action Amendment of Regents Policy 3103 – Policy on Professional Degree
Supplemental Tuition and Regents Policy 3104 – Principles
Underlying the Determination of Fees for Students of Professional
Degree Programs

A3 Action Establishment of Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition for
Two Graduate Professional Degree Programs

A4 Action Amendment of Regents Policy 7401 and Academic Personnel Manual
Sections 015 and 016 – The Faculty Code of Conduct and University
Policy on Faculty Conduct and the Administration of Discipline


Also-adding in here- see: http://ktla.com/2017/03/06/uc-proposes-20-percent-enrollment-cap-on-nonresident-students-vows-to-give-californians-top-priority/

And


http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/06/flexibility-title-ix-policy-leads-allegations-mishandled-cases/

This was not included in the ed discussion :
http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2017/03/wait-minute.html

National Laboratories Subcommittee (open session) Location: Fisher Banquet Room

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting January 25, 2017
N1 Discussion Update on the National Laboratories and Presentation on the State of the
Los Alamos National Laboratory

10:00 am

Finance and Capital Strategies Committee (open session) Location: Robertson Auditorium
Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 25, 2017

F1 Discussion Update on Student Housing, Berkeley Campus

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/UC-Berkeley-ponders-People-s-Park-for-housing-10993869.php

F2 Discussion Update on Student Housing, Los Angeles Campus

F3 Action Approval of Budget and External Financing, Minnesota Street
Graduate Student and Trainee Housing, San Francisco Campus

F4 Action Approval of Budget and Design following Action Pursuant to the
California Environmental Quality Act, Precision Cancer Medicine
Building at Mission Bay, San Francisco Campus

F5 Discussion Haring Hall Safety Improvements and Building Renewal Project,
Davis Campus

F6 Action Amendment of the 2017-18 Budget for State Capital
Improvements and Approval of External Financing

F7 Action Authority to Form Non-Profit Mutual Benefit
Corporation Pursuant to Section 23786 of the California
Business and Professions Code, Davis Campus

Finance and Capital Strategies Committee (closed session) Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of November 16, 2016
F8(X) Action Approval of Ground Lease Business Terms and Financing of Phase
IV-A of the East Campus Apartments, Irvine Campus

12:30 pm

Lunch

Concurrent Meetings
1:00 pm Public Engagement & Development Committee (open session) Location: Fisher Banquet Room
Public Engagement & Development Committee (closed session) Location: Fisher Banquet Room
Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting January 25, 2017

P6(X) Discussion of Fundraising Strategies


Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting January 25, 2017

P1 Discussion The Affordable Care Act – Update and Impact on UC Health

P2 Discussion Update on State Budget Process

P3 Discussion Overview of State Advocacy Efforts

P4 Discussion Community Outreach and Impacts, San Diego Campus

P5 Action Endorsement of Comprehensive Campaign, San Diego Campus

1:00 pm Compliance and Audit Committee (open session) Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Open Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 25, 2017
C1 Action Resolution to Reaffirm the University of California Ethics and

C2Action Approval of External Audit Plan for the Year Ending June 30, 2017

C3Discussion Summary Results of the University’s 2016 Audit of Compliance for

Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance)


Compliance Program
Action Approval of External Audit Plan for the Year Ending June 30, 2017

C4
Action Resolution to Exclude Access to Federal Classified Information

Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 25, 2017

C5(X) Discussion Risk Management Activities Related to Cyber Security Litigation
and Threatened Litigation
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]

C6(X) Discussion Update on State Audits of the University
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]

C7(X) Action Recommended Settlement for Board Action
Pizana v. Regents – Proposed Settlement – Medical Malpractice –
UCSF-Fresno Medical Education
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]

C8(X) Discussion Appellate, Trial Court Developments and Updates
20 items listed (see at regents pages)

C9

3:30 pm Governance and Compensation Committee (open session) Location: Robertson Auditorium
Agenda – Open Session
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 25, 2017
Amendment of Certain Regents Policies on Board Operations

Amendment of Regents Policy 1110: Policy on Conflicts of Interest

Amendment of Certain Standing Committee Charters

Amendment of the Schedule of Reports to the Regents and Adoption of
Policy on Reports to the Regents

Approval of New Market Reference Zones for UC Health Positions in the
Senior Management Group, as Proposed by the UC Health Executive
Compensation Working Group

Governance and Compensation Committee (closed session) Location: Robertson Auditorium
Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 25, 2017

G6(X) Discussion Collective Bargaining Matters


Thursday, March 16
8:30 am

Board (closed session)
Location: Robertson Auditorium

9:15 am

Board (open session - includes public comment session) Location: Robertson Auditorium

Agenda – Closed Session
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 26, 2017
Personnel Matter
Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Compliance and Audit Committee
Recommended Settlement for Board Action
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Approval of Ground Lease Business Terms and Financing of Phase
IV-A of the East Campus Apartments, Irvine Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]
Governance and Compensation Committee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Collective bargaining matters
[Government Code §3596(d)]
Health Services Committee (meeting of March 3)
Closed Session Statute Citations: Collective bargaining matters
[Government Code §3596(d)], Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)],
Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]

Public Engagement and Development Committee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Gift matters [Education Code §92032(b)(3)]
B1(X) Discussion Review of Misconduct Cases and Due Process Procedures
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
B2(X) Discussion Appellate, Trial Court Developments and Updates
1. CRISPR-Cas9 Patent Interference Proceeding – Patent Office
Decision of No Interference-in-Fact – Patent Dispute – Berkeley

Also see: http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/02/mit-professor-co-discoverer-crispr-feng-zhang-speaks-berkeley-forum-event/

2. Michele Coyle v. Regents of the University of California,
Riverside Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions
Closed Session Statute Citations: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]

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All times indicated and the order of business are approximate and subject to change.

Times indicated and order of business subject to change

Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment2
Roll Call
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 26, 2017
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Amendment of Regents Policy 3103 – Policy on Professional Degree
Supplemental Tuition and Regents Policy 3104 – Principles Underlying the
Determination of Fees for Students of Professional Degree Programs
Establishment of Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition for Two Graduate
Professional Degree Programs
Amendment of Regents Policy 7401 and Academic Personnel Manual Sections
015 and 016 – The Faculty Code of Conduct and University Policy on Faculty
Conduct and the Administration of Discipline

Compliance and Audit Committee
Resolution to Reaffirm the University of California Ethics and Compliance
Program
External Audit Plan for the Year ending June 30, 2017
Resolution to Exclude Access to Federal Classified Information
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Approval of Budget and External Financing, Minnesota Street Graduate Student
and Trainee Housing, San Francisco Campus
Approval of Budget and Design Following Action Pursuant to the California
Environmental Quality Act, Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay,
San Francisco Campus
Amendments of the 2017-18 Budget for State Capital Improvements and
Approval of External Financing
Authority to Form Non-Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation Pursuant to Section
23786 of the California Business and Professional Code, Davis Campus
Governance and Compensation Committee
Amendment of Certain Regents Policies Related to Board Operations
Amendment of Regents Policy 1110: Policy on Conflicts of Interest
Amendment of Certain Charters of the Standing Committees
Amendment of the Schedule of Reports to The Regents and Adoption of Policy
on Reports to Regents
Approval of New Market Reference Zones for UC Health Positions in the Senior
Management Group, as Proposed by the UC Health Executive Compensation
Working Group
Health Services Committee (meeting of March 3, 2017)
Endorsement of Request for Budget and Design Approval for the Precision
Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay, San Francisco Campus

Investments Subcommittee
Public Engagement and Development Committee
Endorsement of Comprehensive Campaign, San Diego Campus
National Laboratories Subcommittee
Action Amendment of Standing Order 100.4: Duties of the President of the
University
B3 Action Adoption of Policy on Review of Allegations of Board
Member Misconduct
B4 Action Establishment of Policy on Nonresident Student Enrollment
B5 Discussion University of California Operating Model
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions

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Debate on college affordability spurs California lawmakers to offer proposals to help students
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-affordable-college-bills-20170303-story.html

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Is UCD going to get into the marijuana research business?
http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/ucd/is-ucd-going-to-get-into-the-marijuana-research-business/

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In the end, immigration fears didn't stop students from asking for California Dream Act aid
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-essential-education-updates-southern-california-dream-act-applications-up-1488578709-htmlstory.html

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$419,400 + $200,000 + ?, See:

Layoffs, budget cuts prompted UC Berkeley to pay out $306,000 for PR contract
http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/the-public-eye/article136343853.html
Berkeley officials say they needed the firm’s help despite having a campuswide communications and public affairs office that employs 31 people. Of that staff, only five were “professionally prepared, able, and available to work on budget-related communications,” Mogulof said.

The university also employs dozens of additional staff members in communications and public relations jobs within individual departments, based on Bee research.

University communications staff did not have the “experience and expertise” to deal with the deficit, Mogulof said.

The contract documents described a two-phase effort expected to last 48 weeks. But an email provided to The Bee indicates that one university official proposed scuttling the contract in a May 5 email that was time-stamped 59 minutes after The Bee filed its Public Records Act request for details of the deal. Mogulof said the timing was “a complete coincidence.”"


Friday, March 3, 2017

Unsurprising glaring disparities and undercounting continues on?

Sex harassment at University of California: Janitors exposed, professors shielded
The Mercury News
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/03/sexual-misconduct-at-university-of-california-janitors-exposed-professors-shielded/

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Records reveal discipline inconsistencies in UC sex harassment
San Francisco Chronicle - http://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/Records-reveal-discipline-inconsistencies-in-UC-10973663.php

Includes:
"that UC Berkeley looked the other way when at least three high-profile employees sexually harassed students and colleagues. They were Geoffrey Marcy, a famous astronomer; Graham Fleming, a vice chancellor; and Sujit Choudhry, dean of the law school."...
And
"The Chronicle isn’t naming the professor because "...


Twenty-five UCLA employees identified in UC sexual harassment reports | Daily Bruin
http://dailybruin.com/2017/03/01/twenty-five-ucla-employees-identified-in-uc-sexual-harassment-reports/

UC's systemic problem — sexual harassment
San Francisco Chronicle -
http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/UC-s-systemic-problem-sexual-harassment-10970039.php

University of California releases details on 113 employee sexual misconduct cases
CBS News -
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/university-of-california-staff-faculty-sexual-misconduct-harassment-cases/

At least 124 UC employees accused of sexual harassment, ...
https://theaggie.org/2017/03/02/at-least-124-uc-employees-accused-of-sexual-harassment-violence/


University Of California Officials Uphold 8 UCSD ...
http://patch.com/california/lajolla/university-california-officials-uphold-8-ucsd-sexual-harassment-cases

Documents Show 6 UCSB Employees Violated Title IX Policy
http://dailynexus.com/2017-03-02/documents-show-6-ucsb-employees-violated-title-ix-policy/

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Many wonder about the real unreported numbers as well:

Power in play: How UC employment ranking ties into sex misconduct discipline
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/03/power-play-uc-employment-ranking-ties-sex-misconduct-discipline/



124 cases, 10 campuses, 3 years and 0 surprises
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/03/124-cases-10-campuses-3-years-0-surprises/

Thursday, March 2, 2017

UC Regents March 3 - Health Services Committee

See: http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/mar17.html

Also there's this : U. of California Leader Advises Patience as the Trump Era Dawns - The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-California-Leader/239369?cid=wsinglestory_6_1

"Members of the campus’s Academic Senate also were not available for comment."

UC community reacts to release of documents showing 124 cases of sex misconduct
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/01/uc-community-reacts-release-documents-showing-124-cases-sex-misconduct/

Many UC misconduct policy violators deny sexual intent, documents show
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/02/many-uc-misconduct-policy-violators-deny-sexual-intent-documents-show/ "All the while, ....was married — to a woman who used to be his student."
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Majority of 124 investigations occurred before latest UC sex misconduct policy update
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/01/majority-124-investigations-occurred-latest-uc-sex-misconduct-policy-update/
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Lots of news coverage, incl this, see:http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/University-of-California-Officials-Release-Details-on-113-Employee-Sexual-Misconduct-Cases-in-Three-Year-Period-415040333.html
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Teen Vogue on a roll on higher education:
See
http://www.teenvogue.com/story/donald-trump-signs-two-new-executive-orders-and-three-bills



There's this also: : http://www.teenvogue.com/story/trump-hbcu-comment-woke-list

And this

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

University Identity Crisis Meets Up With Latest Headlines


http://www.dailycal.org/2017/02/28/its-rampant-documents-reveal-113-uc-employees-violated-sex-misconduct-policy-in-past-3-years/


http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/28/university-of-california-details-emerging-on-100-sexual-harassment-cases-systemwide-new-documents-show/

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/02/28/more-than-100-uc-sex-harassment-violence-cases-released/

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http://fox6now.com/2017/02/28/pres-trump-signs-bills-aimed-at-recruiting-more-women-into-stem-fields/

And,
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-executive-orders-20170228-story.html

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http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2017/02/higher-education-after-inauguration.html
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/3175682/techology-business/laid-off-it-workers-worry-us-is-losing-tech-jobs-to-outsourcing.html

Also,

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-outsourcing-university-of-califor-idUSKBN1682ZI

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On UC leadership coming and going there's:

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/ucsf-school-dentistry-dean-announces-plan-retire

Ànd
New UC Davis Chancellor Gary May earns $325,780 a year from outside board seats

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article135583378.html

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And don't miss UD on a Daily Bruin story

And this on the sorta-Bonfire-of-the-Mediocrities, to borrow from an ol' title:
https://newworkplace.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/in-academic-leadership-resume-and-character-are-separate-entities/