Listen to the Morning Regents Session of July 18, 2013

We continue to provide alternative archiving of Regents meetings due to the regental policy of maintaining archives for only one year.  For the record, you can find this policy at http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regmeet/videos.html.  The statement there currently reads: Video Archives of Regents Meetings: 2013Video files for past open session meetings of The University of California Regents and … Continue reading Listen to the Morning Regents Session of July 18, 2013

Listen to the UC Regents Morning Meeting of 7-17-2013

University of California Regents: July 17, 2013 - morning sessionAgenda: Wednesday, July 178:30 am Committee of the Whole (open session - includes public comment session)9:30 am Board (open session)9:40 am Committee on Finance (open session)12:00 Lunch(Note: Appointment of the student regent was moved from the 9:30 am session to after the Committee on Finance due … Continue reading Listen to the UC Regents Morning Meeting of 7-17-2013

Public Comments: Possible Preview

There are two public comment sessions on the Regents agenda for this week.  One is on Wednesday morning and the other is on Thursday morning.  (The opening committee meeting today does not list a public comment session on the agenda.)  At public comment sessions, anyone can say anything about anything that concerns UC.  It's hard … Continue reading Public Comments: Possible Preview

Can’t say enough

While the governor held his tongue (see our prior post) yesterday, the new Berkeley chancellor just couldn't find enough words of praise for state politicos in an LA Times op ed:...I applaud the California Legislature and the leadership of Speaker John A. Pérez for the bold effort to make UC and California State University attendance … Continue reading Can’t say enough

Acountability Report to Regents: Data Source

At the July Regents meeting, there will be consideration of the "Accountability Report."  While this report tends to be a booster publication, it contains interesting information on budgets, enrollment, etc.  For example, the impact of the Great Recession and its budgetary aftermath can be seen on the chart above from the report.  Nonresident undergrads - … Continue reading Acountability Report to Regents: Data Source

The Trail from Riverside to Oregon

Earlier posts on this blog have noted an idea developed by some UC-Riverside students to make tuition free in exchange for a percentage of future student earnings.  (Actually, the idea has been around for a long time.)  In any event, although UCOP is supposedly studying the proposal, it seems to have found its way to … Continue reading The Trail from Riverside to Oregon

That Which Cannot Go on Forever…

Herb SteinHerb Stein, President Nixon's chief economist, once said, "That which cannot go on forever must come to an end."  There is a school of thought - to which our governor arguably belongs - that says that because tuition at colleges and universities has been rising faster than inflation, there is a bubble that will … Continue reading That Which Cannot Go on Forever…

How do you spell tuition relief?

Apparently, M-I-D-D-L-E  C-L-A-S-S  S-C-H-O-L-A-R-S-H-I-P:From the Contra Costa Times: With the governor's signature this week, California college students from middle-income families will soon be in line for a tuition discount. The state-funded Middle Class Scholarship will buffer tens of thousands of students from UC's and Cal State's frequent and unpredictable fee hikes... When the program begins … Continue reading How do you spell tuition relief?

Good News for Everyone Except Florence

Sorry about that, FlorenceFrom the LA Times:After previously proposing widespread and hefty tuition increases for graduate and professional degree programs, UC's top administrators have retreated and will seek fee hikes affecting only a small group of graduate students, mainly in nursing, and at much reduced levels. Only about 800 students in eight programs will be … Continue reading Good News for Everyone Except Florence

Budget Enacted – Details & Vetoes to Come

The legislature has passed a state budget which now goes to the governor for signature (he will) and line-item vetoes (some will likely be made).  Thereafter, there should be formal releases of the details by the Dept. of Finance and the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO).In the meantime, the Sacramento Bee has a summary of highlights.  … Continue reading Budget Enacted – Details & Vetoes to Come