Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuition hikes in it?-and other things.

"Repair the Trust, Decrease the Tuition"


..."The recession in 2008 saw another significant round of state divestment, and the UC system responded with a whopping 32 percent increase in tuition. Resulting pushback by students in 2014 led to a two-year tuition freeze — which expired in January of last year. With enrollment increasing and state funds nowhere to be found, the UC Board of Regents looked to students to foot the bill. Since the state repeatedly requests that each campus increase enrollment, why doesn’t funding increase accordingly?
It’s a combination of distrust, politics, mismanagement, and complicity. The relationship between the UC Board of Regents and the UC Office of the President Janet Napolitano is utterly dismal, especially after the state uncovered millions in hidden funds in its budget last year, as well as manipulation of state review surveys on the part of the UCOP. You just don’t give someone billions of dollars if you know it will be blown on executive parties and administrative pensions.
Instead of trying to fix the relationship, the Regents bill the students. This toxic relationship has shifted UC funding towards the High Fee-High Aid model. The state is required to pay Cal Grants for all eligible students. Cal Grant covers tuition and fees. If the Regents increase tuition, the state has to pay more in Cal Grants. In a fantasy world, the High-fee High-aid model would collect more funding from higher-income students and funnel one-third of tuition paid to lower income students. Instead, sticker shock discourages low-income students from even applying, and costs the state more money in financial aid. This false model isn’t unique to University of California. Other state schools, like Pennsylvania State University are observing the same phenomenon: The high-fee high-aid model means everyone pays more.
In 2006 the UC academic senate released a statement that it would not move toward this model because of its effect on diversity. However, in times of financial need the UC system chose to do just that.
This absurd, unsustainable model of funding needs to stop. Tuition increases are on the voting bloc for the Board of Regents January 2018 meeting. On Jan. 10, the State of California will release its proposed budget for the year. The University of California has requested an increase of four percent in state appropriations. However, Gov. Jerry Brown is slated to propose an increase of only 3.1 percent. Guess where that 0.9 percent will come from? Students."...


No mention of those UC protests -that took place a few years ago- as being focused on tuition hikes-instead remembered very differently-- see in this new article:
"4 Questions with Mark Yudof" -- how do you remember it?
- and his new effort has a framing of UC in DC free speech Constitution center and other UC regents policies

UCLA Fac blog has this posted:
http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2018/01/title-9-complicated-case-at-ucla.html-- but it should be fairly easy to show that a title ix claim was made via a submitted teaching evaluation ,right?

The different dates in that article does remind one of what happened at UCSF recently...


There's also:

And they have this feature on housing insecurity for ucla students :

And on the SoCal disasters , mudslides and Higher Ed, see: this new Remaking the University post

At CSU there's this happening:
"California State University maxes out, turns away more students than ever"

See what UCOP did, the name Berkeley almost fully scrubbed in :
and this

While at Cal this:

And the fundraising who knows where...

But did you see how Yudof and Napolitano played it for themselves? They named themselves UC Berkeley professors-- not UCOP professors or systemwide UC professors...

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