Grad. employee protests spreading across UC (updated 2/21/20)

Facing rising rents that are outstripping their pay, a group of Teaching Assistants at UC Santa Cruz launched a grade strike and are demanding a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Predictably, UCOP has been unsympathetic, and disciplinary actions may come soon. An array of UCSC departments, student organizations, and community groups have penned statements of … Continue reading Grad. employee protests spreading across UC (updated 2/21/20)

UCLA Legislative Assembly to Review Anderson Self-Supporting MBA Proposal

On June 7th, the Legislative Assembly will be taking up an appeal filed by faculty members of the Anderson Graduate School of Management regarding the Graduate Council’s rejection of a proposal to convert the “regular” MBA program to a self-supporting basis. In the Academic Senate letter transmitting this decision to the Chancellor, it is reported … Continue reading UCLA Legislative Assembly to Review Anderson Self-Supporting MBA Proposal

What Exactly is an Aspirational Graduate Student?

Below is an excerpt from California Watch:UC commission looks to boost grad student enrollment (excerpt): Erica Perez, September 2, 2010 A commission that advises the University of California on its long-term goals this week recommended increasing the proportion of graduate students at the UC from 22 percent to 26 percent of the student body. The … Continue reading What Exactly is an Aspirational Graduate Student?

Reports to the Regents on Graduate Education

An "Accountability Subreport on Academic and Professional Degree Students" presentation to the Regents on graduate education at UC is available at:http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/regmeet/jul10/j2attach.pdfThe presentation contains data on enrollments, time to completion, etc. Conclusions (last slide) are:UC Leads Nationally* Attracting high-quality graduate students, an essential condition to recruit & retain the best faculty* Training high percentage of URM … Continue reading Reports to the Regents on Graduate Education