Saturday, August 12, 2017

"such perks help make California’s premier public university system look a lot tougher on student and family budgets than it is on its own."


It is a UC perk , not just a UC Berkeley perk:
"Editorial: UC Berkeley perks are part of the problem"
http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-UC-Berkeley-perks-are-part-of-the-11760961.php
includes:
"Former UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks worried in the Washington Post last week that the battles over provocative speech that defined the end of his tumultuous tenure were “part of a broader assault on the idea of the university itself.” He argued that this especially threatens “public universities such as Berkeley that already grapple with precipitous declines in state funding” and contributes to a “loss of faith ... in values and institutions.”

"Speaking of precarious faith in and financing of public universities, it also emerged last week"
...
"university survey of other institutions found that most provide paid leave to top administrators returning to faculty jobs. The terms vary, however, and UC’s are among the most generous of the bunch. Moreover, the university has granted extended vacations even to administrators who have resigned in scandal in recent years. As a public system under the social and financial pressures Dirks noted, the university should reconsider what it can afford."
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The 'leave it to the trustees and regents' plan?!-- See:
Berkeley Chancellor Dirks Mischaracterizes Goldwater Proposal
National Review
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/450356/berkeley-chancellor-dirks-mischaracterizes-goldwater-proposal

Includes:
"proposal works by drawing state university trustees more deeply into the management of free-speech related issues. And of course, trustees are a public university’s rightful governing body. With administrative mishandling of campus free-speech an entirely legitimate matter of public concern, it’s time for university trustees to step up and act as a check on administrative abuse."


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