Report: Affordable Public Higher Education is Possible Today

A report this week from Reclaim California Higher Education (a coalition of faculty and student groups) makes the case that affordable (even free) higher education is within reach for California. The privatization experiment has failed. The harm to a generation of hard-working, high-aiming young people is proven. It’s time to return to what works: the … Continue reading Report: Affordable Public Higher Education is Possible Today

Tradition!

The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) has issued a report on UC and CSU funding.  LAO is usually viewed as a neutral agency.  But it is a component of the legislature.  So it tends to favor approaches that add to legislative control as opposed to, say, gubernatorial control.  This report is no exception.LAO seems to want … Continue reading Tradition!

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

Something to Think About While Waiting for the Governor and Regents

Snow at UCLA in 1932The governor is due to give his State of the State address today.  What, if anything, he will say that might have a connection to UC and higher ed is unknown.  The Regents are also meeting today (and tomorrow).Inside Higher Ed today is running a list of average annual snowfalls (in … Continue reading Something to Think About While Waiting for the Governor and Regents

What a DC Fly on the Wall Probably Didn’t Hear

UC prez Napolitano attended her former boss's conference on higher ed in DC last week.  From the LA Times: Obama encourages economic diversity in higher education: The president and first lady are joined at a White House summit by others who have made commitments to help increase college accessibility for low-income students. California schools are well … Continue reading What a DC Fly on the Wall Probably Didn’t Hear

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

Events May Divert the Governor from MOOCs, etc., at the Regents in 2014

Jerry Brown will almost certainly be running for re-election in 2014.  It doesn't look like there will be much of a contest but there will be at least some effort devoted to the campaign.But apart from re-election, Brown is facing some "legacy" problems.  During his first iteration as governor, he wasn't big - to say … Continue reading Events May Divert the Governor from MOOCs, etc., at the Regents in 2014

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

Opening Bid on the Budget

We noted yesterday that the preliminary Regents’ agenda for next week did not yet include the underlying attachments.  They are now available, in particular, a budget-related item.Report from LA Times: [excerpt]For the third straight year, UC students would see no tuition increase for the 2014-15 school year if state funding to the 10-campus system increases … Continue reading Opening Bid on the Budget