We continue indefinitely archiving the Regents meetings since – as numerous prior posts have complained – the Regents view an “archive” as lasting only one year. Below is a link to the meeting (open sessions only) of Jan. 23, 2014. We have previously posted the morning session of Jan. 22. The afternoon session of that date – which runs well over 4 hours – will eventually also be done. But it takes over 4 hours to do it so yours truly will get to it when he can.
At the Jan. 23 meeting, there were public comments involving (among other topics), outreach funding, a complaint by UC-San Diego students that the fall quarter calendar for 2014 (next fall) had been tailored to accommodate Jewish holidays, fossil fuel divestment, transfers from community colleges, complaints about complaints concerning the Israel boycott issue, and union issues regarding TAs. There was then discussion of the internal audits including issues related to sexual assaults and the UCLA Moreno report. (See our earlier post on Moreno.) There was discussion of various compensation issues related to coaches, a Berkeley provost, the acting chancellor for UC-San Francisco, and the new chief investment officer. One regent requested that coach compensation take account of academic achievement of athletes. The Lt. Governor and one regent dissented on the Berkeley provost’s pay. Finally, UC President Napolitano reported on various student and faculty honors. When the meeting was officially over, she can be heard thanking the session chair for “marshaling this herd through its paces.” Or maybe we should say she can be over-herd.
Click on the link below to hear the meeting: