Thursday, May 31, 2018

Faculty on research, Students on campus life-more good reads

A couple more good 'in depth' articles
UC faculty: Trump’s “hostility toward science” could cost us research grants
https://calmatters.org/articles/uc-faculty-trumps-hostility-toward-science-could-cost-us-research-grants/

..."said his committee has not yet uncovered any instances of UC grant applications being denied for political reasons. But he said the committee heard reports of faculty members trying to avoid “certain magic words” when asking the government for funding."...
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When UC Berkeley Isn’t the Golden Ticket You Thought It Was
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/may/31/when-uc-berkeley-isnt-golden-ticket-you-thought-it/

..."Barton said a lot of immigrant families like Miguel’s see a UC education as a golden ticket.

“Then they get here and a lot of them feel tricked,” she said. "They finally made it. It’s supposed to be the answer to everything. But who do they turn to for food security? Who do they turn to to talk about mental health?

“They are suffering in isolation and depression,” Barton sayid. “They are skipping meals and couch-surfing. All of these invisible struggles on this campus at such a prestigious and elite university.”

Miguel has emerged as a leader in a special class Barton has helped pilot over the last two years. It’s called Road to Resiliency, and it gives students on academic probation a place to talk about their struggles and help support each other.

The class, says Barton, helps students "unpack the individual shame that comes with being on academic probation. A lot of times students internalize that D or that F and say, 'This means I'm not cut out for Berkeley. I'm not smart enough. I should just go back and work like the rest of my friends from high school or community college.'"

"It's not that they're not smart enough," Barton says. "It's not that they're not capable, that they don't have the intellectual potential. It's just that they had a whole lot of life happening around them."...

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One more round on the Chipotle and higher ed:

Burrito bowls for Jerry Brown: 'It's insulting' to compare UC to Chipotle, advocates say - The Sacramento Bee
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article212284659.html


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More reads:


And, https://edsource.org/2018/higher-ed-advocates-to-next-california-governor-increase-funding-especially-for-non-tuition-costs/597638
With:
..."State’s systems need coordination, data

The issue several California college experts identified as among the most important for improving higher education in California might be the least flashy: The state lacks a comprehensive data system to track what happens to students from high school through college and into the workforce.

The governor could lead the way in creating a data system that would shed more light on how students transition to college, where they fall behind and how to get those who drop out back on track toward a degree. It would be central in efforts to improve college completion rates and equity, Cochrane said.

“Having more robust data systems will help us identify exactly what the triggers of the problem are and how to address them,” she said.

Reports have found the overwhelming majority of states — as many as 45 — have such data systems. California is among a handful that don’t, said Lande Ajose, executive director of California Competes, which researches and advocates for strategies to increase the number of people in the state with college credentials.

“We don’t know enough right now, and we can’t really tell how well we’re doing,” said Ajose, who is also chairwoman of the California Student Aid Commission.

Similarly, Ajose and others said, the next governor should create a coordinating body to guide the work of UC, CSU and the community colleges, which too often work separately.

One such entity, the California Postsecondary Education Committee, was shut down in 2011 after Brown eliminated its funding in a line-item budget veto calling the committee “ineffective.” The committee also collected some of the data on how students fare in college that advocates say California now lacks. Brown vetoed a bill in 2015 that would have revived the committee’s function and another in 2012 to create the data system.

Ajose said the committee suffered because the college and university systems wielded too much power over its work. With greater independence, she said, a new body could do a better job of collecting and analyzing data and making recommendations for improvement with a statewide focus.

It’s another issue that might not excite crowds, but will be important for the future of higher education in California, Ajose said.

“We want the next governor to be paying attention to those nitty-gritty issues,” she said."...

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This also is a must read - long read where regional- and national- higher ed important issues come up throughout: https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/brock-turner-michele-dauber/

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Napolitano platitudes on American dream and public service:

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20180530/public-service-is-lifeblood-of-our-democracy-janet-napolitano-says

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/06/01/college-american-dream-first-generation-students-california-column/655734002/

All mixed up...

There's this -

"Brown's 'Chipotle' recipe for higher education misses the most important ingredient"
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article212222789.html
- by two UC students, new alums-
- hits lots of important points

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Then,

"UC Berkeley student's persistence helps win more liberal rules for in state residency" status for admissions decisions
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-edu-uc-regents-residency-rules-20180531-story.html

But it doesn't spell out the UC Regentsegents full rationale and comprehensive plan for that policy change in the face of increased CA highschool eligibility, see:: https://edsource.org/2017/californias-public-universities-struggle-with-rising-college-eligibility/585841
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This rings hollow when pondering the amount of unquantifiable damage the Valley has done on all fronts, including the period when he was chair of that: "You don’t need to be the head of Google to know what needs to be done about the UC" http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article212229769.html
- but the title gets it right.

BTW also see:
https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/05/29/independent-voters-now-outnumber-republicans-california/654448002/

https://www.vox.com/2018/5/29/17381244/california-elections-2018-top-two-primaries

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-top-two-primary-changes-analysis-20180319-story.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/us/politics/california-midterm-elections.html

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-top-two-primary-changes-analysis-20180319-story.html


https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/31/politics/california-primary-top-two-fears/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/29/politics/gavin-newsom-california-primary-house-majority-democrats/index.html

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All goofy over THE rankings: http://news.berkeley.edu/2018/05/30/berkeley-stands-tall-in-world-reputation-rankings/

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

On UC Regents and some CIO office moves...

"BlackRock goes to college to bolster private equity dealmaking"
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-30/blackrock-goes-to-college-to-bolster-private-equity-dealmaking

Includes:
"Embeds executive at University of California investment office
School may double private equity allocation to $9.3 billion"
..."It’s an all-access pass, an opportunity to influence a $118 billion investing giant from the inside. And BlackRock Inc. got one.

Hired by the University of California to advise on private equity deals, the world’s largest asset manager has embedded an executive at the system’s investing office in Oakland, gaining a true seat at the table with the managers who write the checks.

The arrangement, which started last July,"...

Also at:
http://www.pionline.com/article/20180530/ONLINE/180539986/blackrock-goes-to-college-to-bolster-private-equity-dealmaking


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"Opinion: Community college plan could hurt Bay Area students
Gov. Brown’s proposal sets unobtainable goals for many who are working adults or re-entry students"
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/30/opinion-browns-community-college-plan-could-hurt-bay-area-students/

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"Student representatives claim Board of Regents misrepresents college population"

http://dailybruin.com/2018/05/30/student-representatives-claim-board-of-regents-misrepresents-college-population/

Includes:

..."The Board of Regents is tasked with governing the UC, which includes making major financial and administrative decisions such as increasing tuition or appropriating funds across the UC.

The board is comprised of 26 voting members, including one student regent and seven ex officio members. Ex officio members of the board include the governor of California, lieutenant governor and speaker of the state Assembly. Members of the Board are nominated by the governor and confirmed by the California Senate.

The California State Constitution states that regents should reflect the social, economic and cultural diversity of the state, which includes ethnic minorities and women.

The current demographics of the UC Regents include 58.9 percent white, 6 percent Asian, 6 percent black and 29 percent Latino members. The demographics of the UC student body is 37 percent white, 34 percent Asian, 3 percent black and 19 percent Latino. Four regents out of the 26 regents – or about 15 percent – are women.

Paul Monge, the student regent, said he thinks that although more women and people of color have been appointed to the board in recent years, there should be a push to select more regents that represent the geographical diversity of California. Monge said that since former Regent Bonnie Reiss died in April, there have been no regents residing permanently in the Central Valley of California.

“(Diversity) can be gender identity and ethnic background, but also geographical representation,” Monge said. “I think that is important because it is translate(s) into access campuses have to regents.”

Devon Graves, the student regent-designate, said that while he thinks the Board of Regents should represent California’s geographical diversity, it is also essential for Gov. Jerry Brown to bring expertise and experience to the board’s positions, which can be found in regents with finance, investment, higher education or legislative backgrounds.

Monge said he thinks that experience in higher education should be an important factor in the selection of new regents.

“One thing that for many years felt like was lacking was regents with substantive experience in higher education,” Monge said.

Graves added he thinks students should encourage Brown to select more diverse regents to fill the board’s current five vacancies.

“Any time students can engage the governor and folks in the Senate, they should be, and students should reiterate why there should be a diverse Board of Regents and regents selected from all over California,” Graves said.

Parshan Khosravi, Graduate Students Association vice president of external affairs, said he thinks the current process for selecting regents favors those who have prior experience working with the governor.

“There has been a very disturbing trend where the regents have been selected too often from government old buddies or donors to the UC. Oftentimes also they are acting independent of the needs of the UC,” Khosravi said. “They don’t actually have a history in higher education.”

Khosravi said he thinks the 12-year term of regents is problematic because regents who may not represent the University well sit on the board for a long period of time.

“If you’re there for 12 years, you are going through entire generations of students,” Khosravi said. “(The regents) are not coming to the campuses. We have to go around and get them to come here, and they aren’t aware of the issues that are happening on their own campuses.”"...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

UC Regents Compliance and Health Meetings this week and next, more

They wanted to take this up separately from last week's board meeting to address :


May 30 - Compliance and Audit Committee

http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/may30.18.html

Agenda – Closed Session
C1(X) Discussion State Audit of University of California Office of the President –
Sexual Harassment Cases

- see also: http://cloudminder.blogspot.com/2018/05/title-ix-and-that-csa-uc-dance.html

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Recently UC also came up in this other one on a related subject:
https://www.auditor.ca.gov/reports/2017-032/summary.html


https://www.auditor.ca.gov/pdfs/reports/2017-032.pdf

https://www.auditor.ca.gov/pdfs/factsheets/2017-032.pdf

- and now today's main headline where -related to unaddressed events in 2015-UC and specifically UC Davis, come up in it :
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/abc-roseanne-canceled_us_5b0d840be4b0568a880f16e8


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Capital &Main with report that displays lack of comprehensive higher Ed town gown planning in CA:

"Living Homeless in California: The University of Hunger"
"A January study found that 11 percent of students on the California State University’s 23-campuses reported being homeless during the past year. At Humboldt State nearly a fifth said they’d been homeless at one point during 2017"
https://capitalandmain.com/living-homeless-in-california-the-university-of-hunger-0529

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Next week a Health committee meeting will get into:
http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/june05.html



June 5, 2018



Health Services Committee (closed session)

Agenda – Closed Session Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of April 13, 2018

H1(X)2 Action Approval of Participation in Joint Venture to Establish and Operate a Rehabilitation Hospital, Davis Campus Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property [Education Code §92032(b)(6)]

H2(X)2 Action Approval of Participation in a Limited Liability Company for an Ambulatory Surgery Center Joint Venture, Los Angeles Campus Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property [Education Code §92032(b)(6)]

H3(X) Discussion Appointment of and Compensation for Chief Executive Officer, UC Irvine Health System, Irvine Campus

H4(X) Information UC Health Litigation Update Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]

H5(X) Discussion UC Health Labor Update


Health Services Committee (open session - includes public comment session)

Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment Period2 (20 minutes)
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of April 13, 2018

H6 Discussion Remarks of the Executive Vice President – UC Health

H7 Action Approval of Appointment of and Compensation for Chief
Executive Officer, UC Irvine Health System, Irvine Campus as
Discussed in Closed Session

H8 Discussion UC Office of the President Restructuring Effort: UC Health
Advisory Committee Update

H9 Discussion Clinical Quality Dashboard for University of California
Medical Centers

H10 Discussion Update on Student Health and Counseling and UC Student Health Insurance Plan

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For some reason UC Regents and faculty want to decrease or claw back long term CA residents admits?

See: http://dailybruin.com/2018/05/24/uc-board-of-regents-approves-loosening-of-qualifications-for-in-state-residency/
- that change in pol just when more CA res qualify for admission... why that policy change in the face of this?: https://edsource.org/2017/californias-public-universities-struggle-with-rising-college-eligibility/585841

But UC wants long time CA res to fix: this at the same time?

And more recap here:
https://dailybruin.com/2018/05/29/uc-regents-recap-may-22-24/

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Leaner? Turn the page, fresh air, turn the page, turn the page pls moves

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Created 'Tangle'...?

"Democrats Go All-Out to Avoid Disaster in California House Races"

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/us/politics/california-primary-house.html

..."Mr. Keirstead said the committee got “spooked” because of a 2009 investigation at the University of California Irvine into whether he had struck one of his female graduate students when he was a professor there. He was cleared by the school, which found the “charges” to be unfounded, but he said national Democrats were unhappy that he would not urge some of his female former students to go on camera and defend him.

An official with the national campaign committee said they did urge Mr. Keirstead to offer evidence refuting the charges, but they did not demand the students appear on camera."...

The above-- In depth- Related to this:
"Ugly Feuds, “Drunken Stupidity,” Paul McCartney, and a Race That Could Flip Congress
The tangled tale involving a Democratic frontrunner in a closely-watched race."
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/05/ugly-feuds-drunken-stupidity-paul-mccartney-and-a-race-that-could-flip-congress/

Friday, May 25, 2018

New Title IX Series Includes Multiple UC Berkeley Cases, more

Now more on this and Cal Title IX compliance covered in multiple correspondence between admin and experts::"‘It does not look good for Sandy Barbour’
Former Olympic gold medalist, current civil rights lawyer highlights Title IX issues in Barbour's tenure at Cal"
http://www.collegian.psu.edu/news/campus/article_fad30486-61ce-11e8-a142-a79e37a12a82.html
Includes:

..."In the letter, Hogshead-Makar says that UC Berkeley fails to meet any of the three standards of Title IX compliance and was "one of the schools most out of compliance with Title IX."

Hogshead-Makar's letter then goes on to say that based on data ranging nine years, from 2006-2015, she felt that "unless there is some information not represented in your [Cal's] EADA report, it appears that UC Berkeley is discriminating against its female students in its athletic offerings."

The following table details Berkeley's lack of compliance with Prong 1 of Title IX:"...

Earlier:
See:
http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/05/sandy_barbour_never_responded.html
Includes:..."Jenna Rais wrote an email to Cal administrators in 2010 that claimed..."

"Rais, who swam for Cal in the early 2000s, sent the email to then-chancellor Robert Birgeneau and copied Barbour, who is now the athletic director at Penn State. She hoped the email, obtained by PennLive, would ignite an investigation."...

Then see their further coverage:
http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2018/05/sandy_barbour_muqtar_cal_penn.html

http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2018/05/penn_state_sandy_barbour_cal_s.html

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Separately,
A few weeks ago:
http://www.dailycal.org/2018/05/03/years-later-questions-remain-regarding-football-player-ted-agus-death/
includes:..." forced then-chancellor Nicholas Dirks to commission a second review. Two years later, remarkably, that report still has not been released; campus spokesperson Dan Mogulof recently told me it is now scheduled for publication by the end of this month."...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

UC Regents Meeting Agenda for May 22-24

Some articles in advance of the start of UC Regents meetings beginning today:
This one includes UC Berkeley and UCSF etc:
"Universities Quietly Collaborate with Facebook
A growing number of academics are working with the social media platform to build new products, but few want to talk about it."
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/05/21/research-universities-quietly-collaborate-facebook-what-are-they-working

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This new one at Cal:
"Report finds past harassment by UC professor, but punishment lags"
https://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/Report-finds-past-harassment-by-UC-professor-but-12932516.php

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SC. Sentinel has this on the gov race and education:

"Candidates for governor take on college affordability"
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20180522/NEWS/180529953

"Charter backers outspend teachers in 2 California races"
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/zz/20180520/NEWS/180529990

"Billionaires versus teachers union: Charter school fight amps up race for California governor"
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20180520/NEWS/180529992


CSU gets more funding:
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-essential-education-updates-southern-state-legislative-panels-approve-major-1527011714-htmlstory.html

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"Lawmakers propose limits on University of California power"
http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article211681049.html

..."The amendment would limit compensation for non-faculty employees to $200,000 per year. Higher salaries would have to be approved in a public hearing. Currently, the highest paid employees in the system are football and basketball coaches at the University of California Los Angeles and the University of California Berkeley, who make millions each year.

The proposed amendment would also require the president to report expenditure information to the regents, governor and Legislature and would strip the president's voting power on the board of regents."...
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For appearances 'scrutiny':

"UC Regents Plan to Scrutinize President Janet Napolitano’s Budget After State Audit Found Financial Problems"
http://ktla.com/2018/05/23/uc-regents-plan-to-scrutinize-president-janet-napolitanos-budget/

Or see at LA Times:

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-uc-regents-advance-20180523-story.html

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"A year after scathing audit"...
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/A-year-after-scathing-audit-Janet-Napolitano-s-12939027.php
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"UC headed for big funding boost to ax tuition hike, enroll more students"
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-uc-cal-state-funding-20180523-story.html
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http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/videos/may2018/may2018.html







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Tuesday, May 22
2:00 pm
Investments Subcommittee (open session - includes public comment session) (pdf)

Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 13, 2018
I-1 Discussion Update on Investment Products

I-2 Discussion Investments and Engagement with Stakeholders around
Sustainability
Investments
Subcommittee Membership: Regents Anguiano, Lemus, Sherman (Chair), and
Zettel (Vice Chair); Ex officio member Makarechian; Chancellors Hawgood and Khosla;
Advisory members Anderson and May: Fisher Banquet Room
LAction Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 16, 2017

I-3(X) Action Appointment of Advisory Member to the Investments Subcommittee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Nomination of officers and members [Education
Code §92032(e)]

I-4(X) Discussion Update on the Office of the Chief Investment Officer Regarding
Organization and Personnel
Closed Session Statute Citation: Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Investments
Subcommittee Membership: Regents Anguiano, Lemus, Sherman (Chair), and
Zettel (Vice Chair); Ex officio member Makarechian; Chancellors Hawgood and Khosla;
Advisory members Anderson and May
Fisher Banquet Room
Wednesday, May 23
8:30 am
Board (open session - includes public comment session) (pdf) :  Public Comment Period2
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018
Remarks of the Chair of the Board
Remarks of the President of the University
Remarks of the Chair of the Academic Senate
Robertson Auditorium
Concurrent Meetings
10:00 am
Public Engagement and Development Committee (open session) (pdf) L

Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

P1 Discussion Federal Issues Update

P2 Discussion State Government Issues Update

P3 Discussion Community Outreach and Impacts, Santa Cruz Campus

Committee Membership: Regents Blum, Lansing (Vice Chair), Mancia, Monge, Ortiz
Oakley, and Park; Ex officio members Brown, Kieffer, and
Napolitano; Chancellors Block, Christ, Hawgood, Leland, May,
and Wilcox; Advisory members May and Morimoto; Staff Advisor
Main; Student Advisor Sands:
Fisher Banquet Room
10:00 am
Compliance and Audit Committee (open session) (pdf)Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

C1 Action Regents Policy on Use of the University’s External Accounting
Firm

C2 Discussion Draft Internal Audit Plan for 2018-19

C3 Discussion Update on One-Year Status Report on Implementation of
Recommendations from State Audit of University of California
Office of the President Administrative Expenditures

C4 Discussion Report on Independent Assessment of Audit Implementation
Status

Committee membership: Regents Anguiano, Elliott (Vice Chair), Lemus, Makarechian,
Newsom, Pérez, Tauscher, and Zettel (Chair); Ex officio members
Brown and Kieffer; Chancellors Blumenthal, Gillman, Khosla, and
Yang; Advisory members Anderson, Graves, and White; Staff
Advisor Valdry: Robertson Auditorium
Compliance and Audit Committee (closed session) (pdf) multiple items listed Robertson Auditorium
12:00 pm
Lunch
Concurrent Meetings
1:30 pm
Academic and Student Affairs Committee (open session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

A1 Action Amendment of Regents Policy 3105: Policy on Residency;
Rescission of Regents Policy 3106: Policy on Waiver of Tuition and
Fees; and Rescission of Standing Order 110.2: Matters Relating to
Residency

A2 Discussion Transfer Task Force Update

A3 Discussion University of California Extension

A4 Discussion Instructional Innovation and Digital Academic Programming at the
University of California

A5 Discussion The Student Experience at the University of California

A6 Discussion Future Enrollment and Capacity Needs

Committee membership: Regents Elliott, Lansing, Mancia, Monge, Newsom, Ortiz Oakley,
Pérez (Chair), Rendon, and Tauscher (Vice Chair); Ex officio
members Brown, Kieffer, Napolitano, and Torlakson; Chancellors
Block, Christ, Leland, Wilcox, and Yang; Advisory members
Graves and White; Staff Advisor Main: Fisher Banquet Room
National Laboratories Subcommittee (open session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

N1 Discussion Update on the National Laboratories

N2 Discussion Applying Supercomputing to Develop More Effective Treatments for
Traumatic Brain Injury

Committee Membership: Regents Mancia, Napolitano, Newsom, Ortiz Oakley, Tauscher
(Chair), and Zettel (Vice Chair); Ex officio member Pérez;
Chancellors Block, Christ, and Yang; Advisory member White: Fisher Banquet Room
1:30 pmFinance and Capital Strategies Committee (closed session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

F1(X) Action Approval of Ground Lease Business Terms, Dining Agreements,
and Financing for the Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining
Project, Riverside Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]

F2(X) Action Approval of Disposition of Real Property and Contribution of
Funds for Construction of Fire Station, and Option to
Purchase Torrey Pines Center South, San Diego
Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]

Committee membership: Regents Anguiano, Blum, Lemus, Makarechian (Chair), Park,
Rendon, Sherman (Vice Chair), and Zettel; Ex officio members
Brown, Kieffer, and Napolitano; Chancellors Blumenthal, Gillman,
Hawgood, Khosla, and May; Advisory members Anderson, May,
and Morimoto:
Robertson Auditorium
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee (open session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

F3 Action Establishment of a Compensation and Personnel Subcommittee

F4 Action Consent Agenda

A. Approval of Preliminary Plans Funding, Triton Pavilion for
Student Resources and Community Engagement, San
Diego Campus

B. Approval of External Financing Supported by State
General Funds, Ridge Walk Academic Complex, San
Diego Campus and Northern Regional Library Facility,
Systemwide

C. Adoption of Endowment Administration Cost Recovery
Rate

D. Adoption of Expenditure Rate for the General Endowment
Pool


F5 Discussion Update on Governor’s May Revision to the 2018-19 Budget

Committee membership: Regents Anguiano, Blum, Lemus, Makarechian (Chair), Park,
Rendon, Sherman (Vice Chair), and Zettel; Ex officio members
Brown, Kieffer, and Napolitano; Chancellors Blumenthal, Gillman,
Hawgood, Khosla, and May; Advisory members Anderson, May,
and Morimoto; Staff Advisor Valdry; Student Advisor Sands:
Robertson Auditorium
3:30 pmGovernance and Compensation Committee (open session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

G1 Action Amendment of Bylaws and Certain Committee Charters Regarding
the Governance and Compensation Committee and the Investments
Subcommittee

G2 Action Amendment of Regents Policy 1203: Policy on Emeritus Title for
Former Regents, Senior Leadership, and Staff and Rescission of
Standing Order 103.5

G3 Action Amendment of Schedule of Reports to the Regents

Committee membership: Regents Blum, Elliott, Lansing, Ortiz Oakley (Vice Chair),
Makarechian, Pérez, Sherman (Chair), and Zettel; Ex officio
members Brown, Kieffer, and Napolitano: Robertson Auditorium
Governance and Compensation Committee (closed session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

G4(X) Action Appointment of Advisory Member to the Health Services
Committee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Nomination of officers and members
[Education Code §92032(e)]

G5(X) Discussion Collective Bargaining Matters
Closed Session Statute Citation: Collective bargaining matters
[Government Code §3596(d)]

Committee membership: Regents Blum, Elliott, Lansing, Ortiz Oakley (Vice Chair),
Makarechian, Pérez, Sherman (Chair), and Zettel; Ex officio
members Brown, Kieffer, and Napolitano: Robertson Auditorium

Thursday, May 24
8:30 am
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 15, 2018
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Compliance and Audit Committee
Proposed Settlement of Claims against Deutsche Bank Relating to Certain
Benchmark Interest Rates – Antitrust Affirmative Recovery – Office of the
President
Recommended Settlements for Board Action:
1. A. Roe v. Regents – Proposed Settlement – Medical Malpractice –
Los Angeles
2. Regents v. Sasaki Associates – Proposed Settlement –
Affirmative Claim Recovery – Riverside
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Approval of Ground Lease Business Terms, Dining Agreements, and Financing
for the Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Project, Riverside Campus
Approval of Disposition of Real Property and Contribution of Funds for the
Construction of Fire Station, and Option to Purchase Torrey Pines Center South,
San Diego Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]:
Governance and Compensation Committee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Nomination of officers and members
[Education Code §92032(e)]
Closed Session Statute Citation: Collective bargaining matters
[Government Code §3596(d)]
Health Services Committee (meeting of April 13)
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Investments Subcommittee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Nomination of officers and members
[Education Code §92032(e)]
Closed Session Statute Citation: Personnel matters
[Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions
Personnel Matters
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Closed Session Statute Citation: Personnel matters
[Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Robertson Auditorium
8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Board (open session - includes public comment session) (pdf)Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment2
Roll Call
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 15, 2018 and the Special Meeting of April
17-19, 2018
Notable Honors and Achievements
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Amendment of Regents Policy 3105: Policy on Residency; Rescission of Regents
Policy 3106: Policy on Waiver of Tuition and Fees; and Rescission of Standing
Order 110.2: Matters Relating to Residency
Compliance and Audit Committee
Adoption of Regents Policy on Use of the University’s External Accounting Firm:
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Establishment of a Compensation and Human Resources Subcommittee
Consent Agenda
Approval of Preliminary Plans Funding, Triton Pavilion for Student
Resources and Community Engagement, San Diego Campus
Approval of External Financing Supported by State General Funds, Ridge
Walk Academic Complex, San Diego Campus and Northern Regional
Library Facility, Systemwide
Adoption of Endowment Administration Cost Recovery Rate
Adoption of Expenditure Rate for the General Endowment Pool
Governance and Compensation Committee
Amendment of Bylaws and of Certain Committee Charters Regarding
Governance and Compensation Committee and the Investments
Subcommittee
Amendment of Regents Policy 1203: Policy on Emeritus Title for Former
Regents, Senior Leadership, and Staff and Rescission of Standing
Order 103.5
Amendment of Schedule of Reports to the Regents
Appointment of Advisor to the Health Services Committee
Health Services Committee (meeting of April 13, 2018)
Public Engagement and Development Committee
Investments Subcommittee
National Laboratories Subcommittee
Unfinished Business
Resolutions in Appreciation
B1 Action Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget for the Office of the President
B2 Discussion A Review of the University of California’s Undergraduate Financial Aid
Strategy
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Materials Mailed Between Meetings
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions
 Robertson Auditorium
Times indicated and order of business subject to change


Now Daily Cal has this on it:

http://www.dailycal.org/2018/05/15/district-judge-rejects-retaliation-claim-former-uc-berkeley-administrator/

Monday, May 21, 2018

"universities that replace truth with politics and marketing steadily lose public trust, as they should"

See:

"Open Letter to UC President Janet Napolitano on Fundraising"
https://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2018/05/open-letter-to-uc-president-janet.html

.
Includes:.."You represent a university that consists of hundreds of thousands of students as well as about 150,000 staff and over 10,000 faculty. Many of us have given decades of our working lives to UC. We have deep experience of the institution and highly developed expertise in our subject areas. And yet with few exceptions, we have no way of bringing this expertise to the wider public. As a group, our views are as unknown to the state at the end of our thirty-to-forty-year careers as they were at the beginning.

This places an enormous moral responsibility on you to represent hundreds of thousands of silent people correctly. It imposes an enormous intellectual responsibility as well.

As the representative of the university, your intellectual responsibility is of course to tell the truth: universities that replace truth with politics and marketing steadily lose public trust, as they should. By "truth," I don't mean a fixed obvious fact we can kick. I mean the current state-of-the-art on a topic, created by open methods, testing, and debate, and subject to further revision as better data and interpretations arise. The job of universities is to determine the truth defined as an issue's state-of-the-art understanding, which in all areas continues to evolve. This means that university administrations are in the position of having to keep up with the state-of-the-art in relevant fields as generated by their students, staff, and faculty.

One field that administrations must keep up with is higher education studies. As a scholar in some of its most pressing subfields, I sometimes feel that senior administrators are running away from research findings rather than embracing and acting on them.

A case in point is university philanthropy. Last week "...




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--Just to add in here a sort of question- is the " silence" and "loyally yours" mentioned in the above part of what is described here in this Brady commencement address?:

..." loyalty is also an investment in our institutions; it is a statement that we think that they might know things we do not know, that they might be beset with imperatives that require the actions they take, or that they might engage in short-term compromises for long-term gains. This investment in institutions can make it possible to solve problems in the future."...
http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2018/05/16/exit-voice-and-loyalty-for-graduation-speakers/

Saturday, May 19, 2018

..."the discussion covered public perception and mistrust of the UC and CSU systems",...

See: http://www.dailycal.org/2018/05/18/uc-president-janet-napolitano-csu-chancellor-timothy-white-discuss-future-public-higher-education/
..."UC President Janet Napolitano and CSU Chancellor Timothy White convened at the University of Southern California, or USC, Gould School of Law Thursday to discuss the future of public higher education.

Moderated by an editor for The Chronicle of Higher Education, the discussion covered public perception and mistrust of the UC and CSU systems, underrepresented student populations and state funding"...

"Part of this comes from how awfully difficult it is to pierce through all of the white noise that is flooding the country these days,” Napolitano said at the conference. “Cutting through all of it will continue to be the future challenge for Californians.”




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Four UC Regents Confirmed., and -DACA coverage, ex officio UC regent vying, more...

On DACA: https://www.c-span.org/video/?445195-1/ninth-circuit-hears-oral-argument-daca-case
Or,

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Prof. Wendy Brown commencement address: "What Kind of World Do You Want to Live In?"
http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2018/05/what-kind-of-world-do-you-want-to-live.html

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Also there a piece on
"Governor Brown Renews His Commitment to Educational Decline"
http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2018/05/governor-brown-renews-his-commitment-to.html

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On "Crowded, crumbling classrooms—will one-time cash infusion be enough to fix the University of California?"

CALmatters, http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2018/05/anti-crumbling-bond.html


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That ex officio UC Regent slot that comes with it:
'Lite Guv' no more: California candidates spending millions that gets no respect -
San Francisco Chronicle
https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/California-candidates-spending-millions-to-win-a-12917501.php


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Was anyone aware of this meeting that was scheduled in the midst of a major UC Strike -And commencement exercises preps? -was it scheduled at this time for that very reason? Was the opposition acknowledged- or not?
See:
On May 2nd the CA Senate Rules committee new chair Atkins (replaced De La Pena) held the confirmation hearings for the four unconfirmed UC regents:
https://docs.google.com/gview?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsrul.senate.ca.gov%2Fsites%2Fsrul.senate.ca.gov%2Ffiles%2Fpublic_agenda_-_may_2_2018.pdf&embedded=true

And here's how that went -- it runs about one hour of questions for the four regents appointees- and then 20 minutes of public comment:
http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=5460


- not many folks ( no one ) noticed it or wrote about it in their coverage...some student representation comes up in public comment at the end and received some odd feedback from the chair...the student was responded to as a student specimen of UC rather than as a student citizen or in a student rep gov capacity with her comments directly addressed... - there was no panel for those in opposition or to give background context for UC stakeholders with interests outside the lobbying and UCOP management circle.
Other things that came up
Anguiano comments on the need for faculty to be the designers of better systemwide initiatives,etc
Students, taxpayers as the customers in higher Ed

Gruber comments on 'best in breed' categories
Innovative-disruptors-efficiencies repetition, pithy quotables
Tauscher 'be transformative or be disrupted'
That committee didn't ask Tauscher about her views on Title IX
UC 'retreats' for the purpose of building relationships between regents and Chancellors off the grid
Park on Free speech and modeling debate best practices
And lots more euphemisms,subtext on online instruction revenue generation quotes by all throughout...
Atkins mentioned UC Regents appointed as symbols of Brown legacy...

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What is going on with listing some former UC regents like this:
http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/about/regents%20emeriti.html
- while avoiding listing other former regents in the same way?

What comes with being listed emeriti? Perks?

And what's up with:
http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2018/05/regents-agenda.html
..."Some changes are being made in conferrral of emeriti status to senior managers, generally making the eligibility rules easier to fulfill. See:
http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regmeet/may18/g2.pdf
http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regmeet/may18/g2attach1.pdf"

See in full here:
https://cloudminder.blogspot.com/2018/05/uc-regents-meeting-agenda-for-may-22-24.html

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Must be the...

$.
See:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/just-as-more-minorities-access-higher-education-public-support-recedes?ref=home

They also have this:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/report-fraud-probes-into-for-profits-derailed-under-betsy-devos
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Cal focused on this type of coverage:

"These are America's best colleges that cost less than $20,000
These Are the Only Colleges That Regularly Give Students a $1 Million Payoff
Money

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On commencement at Cal:

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Kamala-Harris-cancels-Berkeley-Graduation-Speech-in-Protest-482471521.html

Friday, May 11, 2018

LANL latest, no mox-y?

See:

"Trump Admin Looks to Take Nukes From Los Alamos
In a multi-billion dollar decision, most of the work making the plutonium cores for nuclear weapons would go to South Carolina instead of the birthplace of the atomic bomb."
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2018/05/11/21746/plutonium-sites
Or via

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-admin-looks-to-take-nukes-from-los-alamos


Some other recent updates this week also covered : here and here

Cal's Dormnanza, Dormapalooza kicks off RFP season

Times ten:
"It’s not just People’s Park that will see housing. UC Berkeley chancellor vows to build 7,500 beds in 10 years"
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2018/05/11/its-not-just-peoples-park-that-will-see-housing-uc-berkeley-chancellor-vows-to-build-7500-beds-in-10-years

..."While the university had previously announced that it was exploring the other sites, Chancellor Carol Christ said for the first time on Thursday that all of the sites identified in a 2017 study would be turned into housing."...
"UC Berkeley plans to select a single developer to develop the other nine sites, said Christ. The university will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) in the next month to solicit bids."...

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And,

http://news.berkeley.edu/2018/05/11/new-concept-drawings-hint-at-vision-for-peoples-park/

UC Funding- 'Giddy, not giddy, peaks, valleys.'

See details: https://edsource.org/2018/k-12-and-higher-ed-to-get-slightly-more-in-gov-browns-revised-state-budget/597711"K-12 and higher ed to get slightly more in Gov. Brown's revised state budget"

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More FSM report Op Ed feedback, and other view etc:
https://www.weeklystandard.com/terry-eastland/the-justice-department-stands-up-for-free-speech

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/editorials/sd-uc-berkeley-free-speech-20180508-story.html

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Then more guber coverage:
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/sd-gavin-newsom-interview-20180510-story.html

On "One of the top housing officials in the Obama administration is now a UC Berkeley professor and she gave a speech last summer, which she said it’s break-glass time. We need to stop accepting the conventional ways of thinking about housing, affordable housing and zoning, even transit, in favor of thinking about bold new things."...

And on :
...": 54 percent of UC Regents meetings, 34 percent of CSU Trustees meetings, 57 percent of California State Land Commission meetings. Should the voters hold that against you?

NEWSOM: No, because I was there at every key vote and I use those positions to advocate and work 24/7 on many different issues. As you know and by… and I… this is a defensive frame, all of those other ex officios, they would actually love to have those numbers, so…, but that’s you know, that’s…

Q: Well but Chiang, as the story pointed out, Chiang, Eastin and Villaraigosa had different positions compared to ... right?

NEWSOM: Yeah. Compare that to [state Controller] Betty Yee’s attendance and others, but anyway, suffice it as it may. The point is I’m very proud of the work we did. I’m very proud of the work we did working with the PUC, though they unwound some of our work, shutting down the last remaining nuclear plant in the state, we’re phasing it out. As you know we learned from the mistakes of SONGS with Diablo [Canyon], shutting down the last sandmining operation, shutting down two offshore oil platforms and none of those were just showing up at the assigned date and State Lands, all those were part of using that role as the chair of the State Lands Commission to advocate for those efforts. Economic development plan, we didn’t need the commission to meet to develop an economic development plan for the state. I did a higher education plan for the state, I used that because I was a CSU member, Board of Trustees, and on the Regents, so we were able to advocate and do a lot and so I’m actually very proud of it. And I was able to use the bully pulpit, punch above my weight and in a way that advocated for two initiatives on the ballot and you know been outfront on a lot of issues and little bit more visible than probably most lieutenant governors you know. So I think it should be reformed, I was very honest about that my first two years. I think you should run the lieutenant governor’s office as a ticket with the governor, most other states do that. It’s a more effective way of approaching, we actually drafted that legislation. We didn’t get any suitors, we actually offered that to multiple members. Still have it, if you want it? Offer it to you. And, you know, I think… I think the… I think with all that said you got… we have five staff, two are inherited from the Senate, it’s not a huge… it’s a smaller cost driver than when I was a county supervisor. So for some just to dismiss…, hey, I love these think tanks that [say] “I would… we’re very serious about reform in the state. The first thing we would do eliminate the lieutenant governor’s office.” I said, well, fabulous, now amounted to pretty much nothing, in terms of your reforms, but I appreciate the symbolism of advocacy. Most are not familiar with the weight of the budget constraints.

Q: But when you talk about UC and say you show up for votes, you were a member of the Board of Regents, when UC adopted what seems from the outside to be, a preposterous proposal to jack up the number of out of state students rather than do the cost cutting that audit department or that [Auditor] Elaine Howe has identified. UC reacted to the revenue recession, that the rest of the state government led to cuts with the decision to, oh okay, we’ll just start floating in the out of state students who paid far, far more. So what do you say to the argument that, man, that was a failure by UC Regents, they didn’t get in [UC President] Janet [Napolitano]’s way, they didn’t get in her predecessor’s way, when it came to dealing with the revenue recession, they….

NEWSOM: I completely agree with those critics, and I…

Q: But you were a regent?

NEWSOM: Yeah. I’m one of 23, and I was a very strong advocate, boy you’ve hit a sweet spot for me. It’s the last area of critique for me, I was aggressive on the out of state, aggressive, aggressive on the tuition, aggressive on the audit, very active on both sides, not just as a regent, but up front protesting on those points and principles. So you’re right, I was not able to convince my colleagues on that board on any tuition hikes, on a lot of things and…, but I’ve not suffered fools there, there’s a reason I’m not in favored nation status with a lot of my colleagues. Yeah"...

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At UCM:
http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-abcarian-merced-strike-20180511-story.html..."laundering and ironing the briefs of then-UC Chancellor Robert Birgeneau."

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Coverage of UC Workers May 7-9 Strike

More coverage of this day:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/09/609851254/university-of-californias-service-workers-set-to-end-3-day-walkout

..."Claire Doan, spokesperson for the University of California, sees the matter differently. She says that the service workers already have good health care benefits, paying on average about $20 a month, and their demands for a 6 percent annual raise can't be justified to taxpayers. The university first offered a 3 percent raise and when the union didn't agree, the university gave the workers 2 percent.

"All they've done is hurt care for our patients and our students," Doan said."...
"And one that has not convinced UC administrators, Doan said.

"It's done nothing, this strike, to change our position on their unreasonable demands for their excessive raises and benefits," she added."
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Earlier:
...
See:
http://www.dailycal.org/2018/05/08/union-strike-continues-day-2-gathers-crowd-100/

http://www.dailycal.org/2018/05/07/us-sen-kamala-harris-withdraws-delivering-commencement-speech-due-uc-wide-speaker-boycott/


http://www.dailycal.org/2018/05/07/200-union-workers-take-uc-berkeley-1st-day-strike/

https://theaggie.org/2018/05/03/fight-to-increase-wages-end-discrimination/

https://dailybruin.com/2018/05/07/ucla-staff-members-struck-by-vehicle-during-afscme-strike-protest/

https://dailybruin.com/2018/05/07/other-unions-representing-uc-workers-plan-to-join-afscme-in-solidarity-strike/

https://dailybruin.com/2018/05/07/photo-uc-workers-union-members-march-in-protest-of-low-wages-inadequate-benefits/

http://triton.news/2018/05/uc-health-system-cancels-surgeries-preparation-labor-union-strike-may-7-9/

https://www.newuniversity.org/2018/05/07/uc-workers-strike-for-better-pay/

https://highlandernews.org/33030/reduced-hours-ucr-services-due-strike/

http://www.cityonahillpress.com/2018/05/03/your-guide-to-the-afscme-3299-strike/

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http://abc7.com/education/3-picketers-hit-by-vehicle-during-uc-strike-near-ucla/3438935/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/waves-of-workers-are-hitting-picket-lines-in-2018/

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/UC-Campuses-Medical-Centers-Brace-for-3-Day-Workers-Strike-481818771.html


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/uc-strike-2018-05-07-university-of-california-workers-go-on-strike-over-pay-today/

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https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/07/university-of-california-workers-start-3-day-strike/

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/education/article/University-of-California-nurses-medical-workers-12896903.php

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/education/article/University-of-California-nurses-cooks-strike-for-12900792.php


http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-uc-labor-strike-expands-20180508-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-uc-workers-strike-20180507-story.html

https://www.berkeleyside.com/2018/05/07/workers-at-uc-berkeley-other-campuses-launch-3-day-strike


http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/05/07/strike-could-affect-some-patients-at-uc-davis-medical-center/

https://www.pe.com/2018/05/07/uc-service-workers-begin-3-day-strike-protesting-contract-negotiations/

https://www.scpr.org/news/2018/05/08/82909/university-of-california-nurses-medical-workers-jo/

http://www.startribune.com/university-of-california-nurses-medical-workers-join-strike/482090261/

http://ktla.com/2018/05/08/surgeries-rescheduled-dining-services-limited-during-uc-workers-strike/

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article210736539.html

http://www.kcra.com/article/why-a-sac-state-professor-says-more-labor-strikes-may-be-coming/2033137

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2018/05/07/university-of-california-workers-start-3-day-strike/

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/05/university-of-california-service-workers-to-strike-for-three-days.html

https://jacobinmag.com/2018/05/university-of-california-strike-public-education


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https://www.npr.org/2018/05/07/609180817/university-of-california-employees-go-on-strike-demanding-pay-increases

https://www.npr.org/2018/05/08/609304163/strike-by-university-of-california-workers-disrupts-medical-appointments
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https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/05/08/us/ap-us-university-of-california-strikes.html

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/05/07/us/ap-us-university-of-california-strikes.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/university-of-california-nurses-medical-workers-join-strike/2018/05/08/ee135212-52f3-11e8-a6d4-ca1d035642ce_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7a7b5da5317e

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/university-of-california-workers-start-3-day-strike-over-pay/2018/05/07/6bb3445c-5231-11e8-a6d4-ca1d035642ce_story.html?utm_term=.7d2ca85788ac

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http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2018/05/afscme-strike-may-7-9.html

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Title IX and that CSA - UC Dance

The "First UC System-Wide Title IX Coordinator Resigns"

http://dailynexus.com/2018-05-02/first-uc-system-wide-title-ix-coordinator-resigns/
-BTW , it's kinda weird that UC did not announce this- they still have yet to send out announcement on it- and it only comes up in an interview with a single campus student newspaper --when this involves a system wide position that UCOP said was critically important system-wide..
Now consider this:
2017-125 - University of California Office of the President (UCOP)—Sexual Harassment Cases
Est. Release Date: June 2018
https://www.auditor.ca.gov/reports/scope/2017-125
-- it would seem likely now that the findings are either 'can't be good' or 'very bad'...just a hunch

As in other CSA reports on UC there is a common practice, pattern
where about a month before the report is released the CSA sends its findings to UCOP and the UC Regents for review and comment and then they give CSA communication akin to rebuttal etc
So, if that timeline holds true in this case...
And we recall the UCOP chief compliance and audit officer and some of her staff left just before last year's CSA report released last year on UCOP...they left behind a slam memo of CSA though on their way out.
For more on that from April 2017 see:
See,
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Report-says-UC-president-s-office-improperly-12358268.php

(BTW Oakland headquarters came up as part of the resignation explanation along with the spend time with family reason...
At the last UC Regents board meeting -held at UCLA-regent M made the comment that 'Oakland is not such a nice place' as part of the discussion rationale for compensation decisions on UCOP exec packages...
There was little pushback to that comment but then Regent M was a no show at the next day of UC regent board meeting session, he did have a number of agenda items on his plate that day, so...)

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Some news outlets are delayed in covering it but this is trickling in:

State auditor says UC missed deadline to fix problems found in year-old probe
San Francisco Chronicle
https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/State-auditor-says-University-of-California-12883157.php


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On the strike:
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/sd-no-strike-ucsd-20180502-story.html

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The UC Berkeley administration releases this report after the students are away studying for finals or heading out:
https://chancellor.berkeley.edu/task-forces/commission-free-speech

http://news.berkeley.edu/2018/05/02/free-speech-commission-issues-its-findings/

But Chancellor Christ will be making the rounds at Aspen Ideas Fest in June to discuss it...

Just,
- ugh

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

UC late on it- "hasn't shown it adequately updated its budgeting practices and protocols for setting staff salaries, the auditor says. The auditor's office also says the office isn't being adequately transparent about the amount of money it has in reserves."...

See:
"Auditor: University of California late on budget fixes"
http://www.sacbee.com/news/article210262724.html

Includes:
..."
A year after a scathing review of its budget practices, the University of California president's office hasn't fully implemented some of the report's recommendations, according to the state auditor's office.

In its one-year evaluation of the UC Office of the President's progress, the auditor found the office was behind schedule, partly because it hasn't finished its budget. UC President Janet Napolitano's office says it is on schedule."...
"Napolitano's office hasn't shown it adequately updated its budgeting practices and protocols for setting staff salaries, the auditor says. The auditor's office also says the office isn't being adequately transparent about the amount of money it has in reserves."...

You can see here:

Overall Assessment

This graphic provides an overall assessment for the status of the Office of the President's implementation of our recommendations which are due in April 2018, April 2019, and April 2020. For the recommendations due in April 2018 we determined that the Office of the President fully implemented six of the ten recommendations or 60 percent. Additionally, the Office of the President partially implemented two recommendations and one recommendation is pending additional action. Finally, for the last recommendation due in April 2018 we determined that the Office of the President has not taken any actions. We also determined that the Office of the President has not fully implemented any recommendations due in April 2019; however, one recommendation is partially implemented. For April 2020 we determined that 8 percent, or one of twelve recommendations is fully implemented.
https://www.auditor.ca.gov/reports/recommendation_status/2016-130

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See SF Chron on:
"After years of hands-off policy, UC plans to build housing on ..."
https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/After-years-of-hands-off-policy-UC-plans-to-12879472.php


Could it be unfortunate or fortunate (depending on your view) coincidence several recent news items noting serious issues at that same location?
Or, this effort and others like it a response to it?:
http://www.dailycal.org/2018/04/30/local-group-sues-uc-berkeley-alleged-failure-address-housing-crunch/
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More on CRISPR developments:

https://www.statnews.com/2018/04/30/crispr-patent-appeal-hearing/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/all-you-need-to-know-for-round-2-of-the-crispr-patent-fight/


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"The University of California Stands Out Among Top Schools When It Comes to Serving Poor Students"
The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/05/university-california-pell-graduation-enrollment/559325/

Healthcare Ed - three CA segments-not fulfilling the mission?

See: "Nursing schools are rejecting thousands of applicants -- in the middle of a nursing shortage"

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/30/news/economy/nursing-school-rejections/index.html..."Kay is making her third attempt to get into a nursing program offered in a community college near where she lives in southern California.
Kay, 35, already is a certified surgical technician and a certified medical assistant.
"I've been working in health care since I was 21. This is my passion," she said. "I know I will be a great nurse and I'm studying very hard to get accepted into a program," she said
She's taken the standardized admissions test for nursing schools twice and applied to three community colleges. She didn't get in."...


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Then,

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article209934849.html

"The first program under Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed all-online community college would provide workers with an entry point into the growing health care field."...
""The online college will enable them to obtain short-term credentials they need to advance in their career and improve their economic futures," said Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in a call announcing the program this week."...