Monday, November 27, 2017

UC Leadership Challenges Extend to UC Regents Board...

"UC needs new leadership. "

UC needs new leadership. But this cannot be limited to finding a replacement for President Napolitano. The UC Regents, after all, have made the decisions--through their choices of presidents and policies--that have brought us to this point. The Regents and UC must give up on trying to mimic the failed Michigan model in finance and the failed managerial model in administration. The new leadership of the university must restore the primacy of academic judgment over the demands of finance, must seek new ways to transfer funds from administration to education, and must be open to ideas from below. Meanwhile, the Senate must move beyond its currently reactivity and begin to act as a producer of vision and not just a commentator on administrative proposals. In addition, faculty throughout the system need to take ownership of their local budgets and campus futures.

UC needs new leadership but it is crucial that that new leadership be based on more inclusive decision making and a vision that places academic judgement and the University's academic future at the heart of its planning."

"Many college students going hungry, need donated food groceries and food stamps"

Also see:

The report is on UC systemwide , not just about Berkeley

On a $23 million salary at UCLA:

This is on Pattiz:
"Editorial: Regent accused of sexual harassment must exit board"

However, no discussion of his colleague UC regent replacement on labs committee and her controversial comments on the very same topic...
Unconfirmed UC Regent: "flatly argued that harassment can’t take place between members of Congress. “Female members and male members are equals, they don’t sexually harass each other,” Tauscher said."


"UC President Napolitano Admonished by Regents for State Audit ..."

Provided earlier coverage on this at THE but here now is the talk in full:

If UC pactices , operations are not working so wel --it can be difficult to get support for or belief in the true sympathy for such missives:

"University of California President Janet Napolitano, Student Regent Paul Monge and Student Regent-designate Devon Graves issued the following statement today (Nov. 27):

Federal tax proposals moving through Congress will have a devastating impact on the graduate students at the University of California as well as those across the nation. A repeal of long-established, critical tax benefits — from tuition waivers to loan-debt relief — will threaten the affordability and accessibility of higher education for so many students and families.

Tax reform should not be borne on the backs of our hardworking graduate students. They are vital to the university community and society at large: They further groundbreaking research, mentor the next generation and contribute to the economy. They are our nation’s future and deserve congressional support — not a tax hike.

We stand in solidarity with students as we work together to advocate for fair tax policies and to advance our shared mission of supporting higher education."

CA Chancellor on this:

And Chemerinsky on Cornell:

Should Public Universities Guarantee Free Speech?

Berkeley Law Prof Urges Cornell to Uphold Freedom of Speech ...

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