UC Prez has some online ed doubts

...In a departure from some of the online education hype that marked the early part of the year, [CSU Chancellor Timothy] White and [UC President Janet] Napolitano said they didn't see online course technology as a solution for lower-division or remedial course work -- though they said it is promising for some specialized courses. White … Continue reading UC Prez has some online ed doubts

Monday Visit

From the Daily Bruin:University of California President Janet Napolitano and actress Eva Longoria will visit UCLA on Monday to discuss how to improve educational outcomes for Latinas. The speakers are expected to reveal new initiatives of their own to enhance Latinas’ educational opportunities, according to the UCLA Graduate School for Education and Information Studies, which … Continue reading Monday Visit

Listen to Regents Meeting of Nov. 14, 2013

The November 14 meeting of the Regents opened with public comments.  These included concerns over staffing and safety at UC hospitals, a Berkeley city councilman who called for pension caps on high-paid UC executives, students advocating fossil fuel divestment, concerns about student costs and debt, and spending on “amenities” for students at UC.The Committee on … Continue reading Listen to Regents Meeting of Nov. 14, 2013

Listen to the Regents Morning Session: Nov. 13, 2013 (including the Napolitano speech)

As noted in prior posts, yours truly is out of town and behind on listening to, and recording, the Regents meeting.  I am now current through the morning of Nov. 13.  That was the morning in which UC president Napolitano gave her speech on her goals for UC.  Blog readers will recall that there was … Continue reading Listen to the Regents Morning Session: Nov. 13, 2013 (including the Napolitano speech)

Listen to the UC Regents: Nov. 12, 2013

As blog readers will know, we post audio of Regents meetings because the current regental policy is only to post their meetings for a year.  But the meetings live on here!  Yours truly has various commitments this week that will slow the posting.  But a link to yesterday's meeting is below.The public comment session included … Continue reading Listen to the UC Regents: Nov. 12, 2013

We’re not the only ones to think the Napolitano speech was a dud

The thing it lackedThe Sacramento Bee runs an editorial lamenting the lack of vision in the speech: University of California’s newest president, Janet Napolitano, in her first major speech to Californians had the opportunity to show, in the words of the search committee that selected her, that she could bring “fresh eyes and a new … Continue reading We’re not the only ones to think the Napolitano speech was a dud

We got a boost. Now we need some answers.

I've got the booster.  But what's for dinner?We noted in past postings that new UC president Janet Napolitano was to give an important address yesterday about her vision of UC.  The address happened.  But her remarks were mainly boosterism.  (So far, UCOP hasn't put the transcript of the remarks on the web, but yours truly … Continue reading We got a boost. Now we need some answers.

You’ll have to wait for Wednesday

From the Daily Bruin:For her first major public appearance as University of California president, Janet Napolitano will outline her plan for the UC system at a public event in San Francisco on Oct. 30 (Wednesday). Napolitano has said she dedicated the beginning of her term, which started on Sept. 30, to listening and learning. So … Continue reading You’ll have to wait for Wednesday