At the Regents meeting of January 22, 2014, Gov. Brown seems to be searching for an online course that requires no human interaction. Such a course, he reasons, could have unlimited enrollment because it is completely self-contained. He gets some pushback from UC Provost Dorr, who thinks courses should have such interaction. You can hear … Continue reading Jerry Brown Looks for an Online Course that Requires No Human Interaction
As we have noted in numerous prior posts, the Regents refuse to archive their meetings beyond one year. So we dutifully record the sessions in real time. Below is a link to part of the afternoon session of Jan. 22. This segment is mainly the Committee on Educational Policy. Gov. Brown was in attendance. We … Continue reading Listen to Part of the Regents Afternoon Session of 1-22-2014
UCLA has a variety of exchange arrangements with China as the image of the UCLA Confucius Institute on the left suggests. While these arrangements can be mutually beneficial, the university can also find itself in a difficult position when and if things go wrong. The NY Times carries a story dated Feb. 9 about a … Continue reading Chinese Dissent at UCLA
You may have seen the article in yesterday's Daily Bruin about UCLA tightening up its rules on travel reimbursements. Why the tightening up?...Public records documenting the travel expenses of the university’s top brass, obtained and published by the Center for Investigative Reporting in August, drew national scrutiny last summer for the luxurious travel accommodations of … Continue reading Travel Focus Misses the Money Train
We continue indefinitely archiving the Regents meetings since - as numerous prior posts have complained - the Regents view an "archive" as lasting only one year. Below is a link to the meeting (open sessions only) of Jan. 23, 2014. We have previously posted the morning session of Jan. 22. The afternoon session of that … Continue reading Listen to the Regents Meeting of Jan. 23, 2014
As promised in previous posts, yours truly is slowly working through the Regents meetings audio. Below is a link to the audio for the morning session of Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Regents, for unacceptable reasons in an age where public meetings are archived indefinitely, archives them only for one year. Moreover, it appears to be policy … Continue reading Listen to the Regents Morning Meeting of Jan. 22, 2014
[More in our Regents coverage. See earlier posts.] The Regents spent some time on the old Master Plan for Higher Ed. There was discussion, according to news reports, among representatives of UC, CSU, and the community colleges on better coordination....“This report shines an important light on the need to have a central body whose sole … Continue reading The Resurrection?
We continue our indirect coverage of the Regents. Eventually - as promised - we will post the audio for posterity. [The latest explanation I got for why the Regents post for only one year is that CSU does it that way. Hard to see putting a QED after that. As I have noted in past … Continue reading They’ve Got Plenty of Something
We noted in yesterday's posting (in the update portion) on the Regents public comment session that there were spokespeople complaining about anti-Israel activities on UC campuses including course credit on one campus, pushes for divestment, etc. Earlier postings noted statements by the UC prez and several chancellors (including Block) opposing an academic boycott of Israel … Continue reading Issue Heating Up
In his first iteration as governor, back in the 1970s and early 1980s, Gov. Brown emphasized the "era of limits." Yesterday at the Regents, however, he apparently wanted to push those limits when it came to online education: Jerry Brown pushes UC to find "outer limits" of online education ...Sitting in on part of Wednesday's … Continue reading Whatever happened to the era of limits?