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

Let Me In, Please

Apparently, freshman applications to UC are up significantly, especially to UCLA:...Once again, UCLA was the most popular choice in the system, garnering 86,472 freshman applications, up 7.5% from last year; next was UC Berkeley, 73,711; up 8.9%. San Diego was third with 73,437; Santa Barbara received 66,756; Irvine; 66,426; Davis, 60,496; Santa Cruz, 40,687; Riverside, … Continue reading Let Me In, Please

LAO Puts Higher Ed in the Freezer

The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) released its budget outlook for the coming year and the next few years.  Good cheer generally, except for higher ed.  Revenue is up more than projected.  (Recall the governor insisted on "conservative" forecasts last June.)  Spending is up, too, but the net points to a rising state reserve.  Indeed, the … Continue reading LAO Puts Higher Ed in the Freezer

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

Follow Up on Affirmative Action

Yesterday, we posted an entry about Prop 209 admissions data in preparation for the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on affirmative action in university admissions.  Now that the decision is out, the media reports generally say it will have little effect.  Since California has Prop 209 restrictions in place already, it is assumed that there will … Continue reading Follow Up on Affirmative Action

Prop 209 Data

Prop 209, approved by voters in 1996, banned affirmative action in university admissions and public contracting.  It followed an earlier move in 1995 by the Regents to ban affirmative action and, in fact, made their decision redundant.  (They later revoked the decision, an action that had no effect once Prop 209 was enacted.)  The Contra … Continue reading Prop 209 Data

California Assembly Speaker John Pérez on the UC Budget, Tuition, Access, and Other Matters

At the January 17, 2013 UC Regents meeting John Pérez spoke about the state budget and other issues. Pérez is an ex officio regent.  A summary follows and there is a link to an audio of his remarks at the bottom of this post:Summary: UC is unrealistic about increased funding from the state, backfilling of … Continue reading California Assembly Speaker John Pérez on the UC Budget, Tuition, Access, and Other Matters

The Regents meet next week (Nov. 13-15)

The Regents in 1923Various budgetary items are on the agenda but, of course, the Regents will not have to discuss how to deal with budgetary trigger cuts since Prop 30 passed.  The proposed budget for next year includes $2.4 million from the state to support “core” educational programs.  The total core budget, however, is $6.2 … Continue reading The Regents meet next week (Nov. 13-15)

Robert Anderson’s Presentation on the Future of UC Funding (With Slides)

Robert AndersonThe prior post on this blog carried the audio (only) of the forum sponsored by the Faculty Association at UCLA on the Future of University of California Funding held November 7, 2012 at the UCLA Faculty Center.Each of the three presenters used slides as part of their talks.  Below you will find two (alternative) … Continue reading Robert Anderson’s Presentation on the Future of UC Funding (With Slides)