Pension Changes Proposed: lower benefits, little savings, weaker UCRS

The University of California will soon have a third pension tier if the Regents approve a plan put forth by the Retirement Options Task Force on Friday. UC President Janet Napolitano charged the Task Force, which included management and Academic Senate representatives, with finding a way to implement her agreement with Gov. Brown to set … Continue reading Pension Changes Proposed: lower benefits, little savings, weaker UCRS

Contemplating Tuition, Motherhood, and Apple Pie

Tuition is being studied up in Oakland by the UC prez, according to yesterday's Daily Bruin:...“I want tuition to be as low as possible, and I want it to be as predictable as possible,” Napolitano said at a UC Board of Regents meeting in November.  In a recent Google Hangout with students from various UC … Continue reading Contemplating Tuition, Motherhood, and Apple Pie

Napolitano Responds to UCLA’s Moreno Report

MorenoUC President Napolitano issued a response to the (former California Supreme Court Justice Carlos) “Moreno Report” of Oct. 2013, formally titled “Independent Investigative Report on Acts of Bias and Discrimination Involving Faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles.”  It includes directives to all campus chancellors:1) Every campus should designate an official to serve as … Continue reading Napolitano Responds to UCLA’s Moreno Report

She Sure Didn’t Bumble Her Meeting with the Bee

UC prez Napolitano had a meeting with the editorial board of the Sacramento Bee recently and, evidently, said the right things: Editorial: Janet Napolitano is showing a clear-eyed view of UC mission By the Editorial Board Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014  UC President Janet Napolitano has her priorities for the university system in correct alignment; the … Continue reading She Sure Didn’t Bumble Her Meeting with the Bee

Q&A

The Contra Costa Times ran an interview with UC president Napolitano that was published yesterday.  But apparently the interview occurred in late 2013.  Here are the questions:Q: One of your first proposals was to make tuition rates more predictable. What might that look like?Q: At the last UC regents meeting, Gov. Jerry Brown said UC … Continue reading Q&A

Don’t Beg Her Pardon

UC Prez Janet Napolitano still seems to be carrying out a role for her former employer, the Obama administration. [Is it time to cut the cord?] As an earlier post noted, she is representing the administration at the Winter Olympics in Russia.  See:http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2013/12/napolitanos-mission-to-russia.htmlNow, after the New York Times called for some kind of pardon or … Continue reading Don’t Beg Her Pardon

Dividing the $5 Million Pie for Undocumented Students

The Daily Bruin is carrying a story on its website detailing how the $5 million for undocumented students allocated by President Napolitano is to be spent: [excerpt]...UCLA will receive $848,000 of the total $5 million for undocumented student services and financial aid, the most out of any UC campus, according to the letter. UCLA currently … Continue reading Dividing the $5 Million Pie for Undocumented Students

Napolitano’s Mission to Russia

Here are your orders.From the CapitalAlert blog of the Sacramento Bee: President Barack Obama has decided not to attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, so he's sending a delegation of athletes and diplomats in his place. Leading the group, the White House announced yesterday, is Janet Napolitano, president of the University of … Continue reading Napolitano’s Mission to Russia