Friday, May 25, 2018

New Title IX Series Includes Multiple UC Berkeley Cases

See:
http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/05/sandy_barbour_never_responded.html
Includes:..."Jenna Rais wrote an email to Cal administrators in 2010 that claimed..."

"Rais, who swam for Cal in the early 2000s, sent the email to then-chancellor Robert Birgeneau and copied Barbour, who is now the athletic director at Penn State. She hoped the email, obtained by PennLive, would ignite an investigation."...

Then see their further coverage:
http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2018/05/sandy_barbour_muqtar_cal_penn.html

http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2018/05/penn_state_sandy_barbour_cal_s.html


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

UC Regents Meeting Agenda for May 22-24

Some articles in advance of the start of UC Regents meetings beginning today:
This one includes UC Berkeley and UCSF etc:
"Universities Quietly Collaborate with Facebook
A growing number of academics are working with the social media platform to build new products, but few want to talk about it."
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/05/21/research-universities-quietly-collaborate-facebook-what-are-they-working

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This new one at Cal:
"Report finds past harassment by UC professor, but punishment lags"
https://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/Report-finds-past-harassment-by-UC-professor-but-12932516.php

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SC. Sentinel has this on the gov race and education:

"Candidates for governor take on college affordability"
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20180522/NEWS/180529953

"Charter backers outspend teachers in 2 California races"
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/zz/20180520/NEWS/180529990

"Billionaires versus teachers union: Charter school fight amps up race for California governor"
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20180520/NEWS/180529992


CSU gets more funding:
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-essential-education-updates-southern-state-legislative-panels-approve-major-1527011714-htmlstory.html

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"Lawmakers propose limits on University of California power"
http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article211681049.html

..."The amendment would limit compensation for non-faculty employees to $200,000 per year. Higher salaries would have to be approved in a public hearing. Currently, the highest paid employees in the system are football and basketball coaches at the University of California Los Angeles and the University of California Berkeley, who make millions each year.

The proposed amendment would also require the president to report expenditure information to the regents, governor and Legislature and would strip the president's voting power on the board of regents."...
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For appearances 'scrutiny':

"UC Regents Plan to Scrutinize President Janet Napolitano’s Budget After State Audit Found Financial Problems"
http://ktla.com/2018/05/23/uc-regents-plan-to-scrutinize-president-janet-napolitanos-budget/

Or see at LA Times:

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-uc-regents-advance-20180523-story.html

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"A year after scathing audit"...
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/A-year-after-scathing-audit-Janet-Napolitano-s-12939027.php
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"UC headed for big funding boost to ax tuition hike, enroll more students"
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-uc-cal-state-funding-20180523-story.html
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http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/videos/may2018/may2018.html







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Tuesday, May 22
2:00 pm
Investments Subcommittee (open session - includes public comment session) (pdf)

Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 13, 2018
I-1 Discussion Update on Investment Products

I-2 Discussion Investments and Engagement with Stakeholders around
Sustainability
Investments
Subcommittee Membership: Regents Anguiano, Lemus, Sherman (Chair), and
Zettel (Vice Chair); Ex officio member Makarechian; Chancellors Hawgood and Khosla;
Advisory members Anderson and May: Fisher Banquet Room
LAction Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 16, 2017

I-3(X) Action Appointment of Advisory Member to the Investments Subcommittee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Nomination of officers and members [Education
Code §92032(e)]

I-4(X) Discussion Update on the Office of the Chief Investment Officer Regarding
Organization and Personnel
Closed Session Statute Citation: Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Investments
Subcommittee Membership: Regents Anguiano, Lemus, Sherman (Chair), and
Zettel (Vice Chair); Ex officio member Makarechian; Chancellors Hawgood and Khosla;
Advisory members Anderson and May
Fisher Banquet Room
Wednesday, May 23
8:30 am
Board (open session - includes public comment session) (pdf) :  Public Comment Period2
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018
Remarks of the Chair of the Board
Remarks of the President of the University
Remarks of the Chair of the Academic Senate
Robertson Auditorium
Concurrent Meetings
10:00 am
Public Engagement and Development Committee (open session) (pdf) L

Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

P1 Discussion Federal Issues Update

P2 Discussion State Government Issues Update

P3 Discussion Community Outreach and Impacts, Santa Cruz Campus

Committee Membership: Regents Blum, Lansing (Vice Chair), Mancia, Monge, Ortiz
Oakley, and Park; Ex officio members Brown, Kieffer, and
Napolitano; Chancellors Block, Christ, Hawgood, Leland, May,
and Wilcox; Advisory members May and Morimoto; Staff Advisor
Main; Student Advisor Sands:
Fisher Banquet Room
10:00 am
Compliance and Audit Committee (open session) (pdf)Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

C1 Action Regents Policy on Use of the University’s External Accounting
Firm

C2 Discussion Draft Internal Audit Plan for 2018-19

C3 Discussion Update on One-Year Status Report on Implementation of
Recommendations from State Audit of University of California
Office of the President Administrative Expenditures

C4 Discussion Report on Independent Assessment of Audit Implementation
Status

Committee membership: Regents Anguiano, Elliott (Vice Chair), Lemus, Makarechian,
Newsom, Pérez, Tauscher, and Zettel (Chair); Ex officio members
Brown and Kieffer; Chancellors Blumenthal, Gillman, Khosla, and
Yang; Advisory members Anderson, Graves, and White; Staff
Advisor Valdry: Robertson Auditorium
Compliance and Audit Committee (closed session) (pdf) multiple items listed Robertson Auditorium
12:00 pm
Lunch
Concurrent Meetings
1:30 pm
Academic and Student Affairs Committee (open session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

A1 Action Amendment of Regents Policy 3105: Policy on Residency;
Rescission of Regents Policy 3106: Policy on Waiver of Tuition and
Fees; and Rescission of Standing Order 110.2: Matters Relating to
Residency

A2 Discussion Transfer Task Force Update

A3 Discussion University of California Extension

A4 Discussion Instructional Innovation and Digital Academic Programming at the
University of California

A5 Discussion The Student Experience at the University of California

A6 Discussion Future Enrollment and Capacity Needs

Committee membership: Regents Elliott, Lansing, Mancia, Monge, Newsom, Ortiz Oakley,
Pérez (Chair), Rendon, and Tauscher (Vice Chair); Ex officio
members Brown, Kieffer, Napolitano, and Torlakson; Chancellors
Block, Christ, Leland, Wilcox, and Yang; Advisory members
Graves and White; Staff Advisor Main: Fisher Banquet Room
National Laboratories Subcommittee (open session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

N1 Discussion Update on the National Laboratories

N2 Discussion Applying Supercomputing to Develop More Effective Treatments for
Traumatic Brain Injury

Committee Membership: Regents Mancia, Napolitano, Newsom, Ortiz Oakley, Tauscher
(Chair), and Zettel (Vice Chair); Ex officio member Pérez;
Chancellors Block, Christ, and Yang; Advisory member White: Fisher Banquet Room
1:30 pmFinance and Capital Strategies Committee (closed session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

F1(X) Action Approval of Ground Lease Business Terms, Dining Agreements,
and Financing for the Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining
Project, Riverside Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]

F2(X) Action Approval of Disposition of Real Property and Contribution of
Funds for Construction of Fire Station, and Option to
Purchase Torrey Pines Center South, San Diego
Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]

Committee membership: Regents Anguiano, Blum, Lemus, Makarechian (Chair), Park,
Rendon, Sherman (Vice Chair), and Zettel; Ex officio members
Brown, Kieffer, and Napolitano; Chancellors Blumenthal, Gillman,
Hawgood, Khosla, and May; Advisory members Anderson, May,
and Morimoto:
Robertson Auditorium
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee (open session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

F3 Action Establishment of a Compensation and Personnel Subcommittee

F4 Action Consent Agenda

A. Approval of Preliminary Plans Funding, Triton Pavilion for
Student Resources and Community Engagement, San
Diego Campus

B. Approval of External Financing Supported by State
General Funds, Ridge Walk Academic Complex, San
Diego Campus and Northern Regional Library Facility,
Systemwide

C. Adoption of Endowment Administration Cost Recovery
Rate

D. Adoption of Expenditure Rate for the General Endowment
Pool


F5 Discussion Update on Governor’s May Revision to the 2018-19 Budget

Committee membership: Regents Anguiano, Blum, Lemus, Makarechian (Chair), Park,
Rendon, Sherman (Vice Chair), and Zettel; Ex officio members
Brown, Kieffer, and Napolitano; Chancellors Blumenthal, Gillman,
Hawgood, Khosla, and May; Advisory members Anderson, May,
and Morimoto; Staff Advisor Valdry; Student Advisor Sands:
Robertson Auditorium
3:30 pmGovernance and Compensation Committee (open session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

G1 Action Amendment of Bylaws and Certain Committee Charters Regarding
the Governance and Compensation Committee and the Investments
Subcommittee

G2 Action Amendment of Regents Policy 1203: Policy on Emeritus Title for
Former Regents, Senior Leadership, and Staff and Rescission of
Standing Order 103.5

G3 Action Amendment of Schedule of Reports to the Regents

Committee membership: Regents Blum, Elliott, Lansing, Ortiz Oakley (Vice Chair),
Makarechian, Pérez, Sherman (Chair), and Zettel; Ex officio
members Brown, Kieffer, and Napolitano: Robertson Auditorium
Governance and Compensation Committee (closed session) (pdf) Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 14, 2018

G4(X) Action Appointment of Advisory Member to the Health Services
Committee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Nomination of officers and members
[Education Code §92032(e)]

G5(X) Discussion Collective Bargaining Matters
Closed Session Statute Citation: Collective bargaining matters
[Government Code §3596(d)]

Committee membership: Regents Blum, Elliott, Lansing, Ortiz Oakley (Vice Chair),
Makarechian, Pérez, Sherman (Chair), and Zettel; Ex officio
members Brown, Kieffer, and Napolitano: Robertson Auditorium

Thursday, May 24
8:30 am
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 15, 2018
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Compliance and Audit Committee
Proposed Settlement of Claims against Deutsche Bank Relating to Certain
Benchmark Interest Rates – Antitrust Affirmative Recovery – Office of the
President
Recommended Settlements for Board Action:
1. A. Roe v. Regents – Proposed Settlement – Medical Malpractice –
Los Angeles
2. Regents v. Sasaki Associates – Proposed Settlement –
Affirmative Claim Recovery – Riverside
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Approval of Ground Lease Business Terms, Dining Agreements, and Financing
for the Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Project, Riverside Campus
Approval of Disposition of Real Property and Contribution of Funds for the
Construction of Fire Station, and Option to Purchase Torrey Pines Center South,
San Diego Campus
Closed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property
[Education Code §92032(b)(6)]:
Governance and Compensation Committee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Nomination of officers and members
[Education Code §92032(e)]
Closed Session Statute Citation: Collective bargaining matters
[Government Code §3596(d)]
Health Services Committee (meeting of April 13)
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Investments Subcommittee
Closed Session Statute Citation: Nomination of officers and members
[Education Code §92032(e)]
Closed Session Statute Citation: Personnel matters
[Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions
Personnel Matters
Closed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]
Closed Session Statute Citation: Personnel matters
[Education Code §92032(b)(7)]
Robertson Auditorium
8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Board (open session - includes public comment session) (pdf)Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment2
Roll Call
Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of March 15, 2018 and the Special Meeting of April
17-19, 2018
Notable Honors and Achievements
Committee Reports Including Approval of Recommendations from Committees:
Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Amendment of Regents Policy 3105: Policy on Residency; Rescission of Regents
Policy 3106: Policy on Waiver of Tuition and Fees; and Rescission of Standing
Order 110.2: Matters Relating to Residency
Compliance and Audit Committee
Adoption of Regents Policy on Use of the University’s External Accounting Firm:
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Establishment of a Compensation and Human Resources Subcommittee
Consent Agenda
Approval of Preliminary Plans Funding, Triton Pavilion for Student
Resources and Community Engagement, San Diego Campus
Approval of External Financing Supported by State General Funds, Ridge
Walk Academic Complex, San Diego Campus and Northern Regional
Library Facility, Systemwide
Adoption of Endowment Administration Cost Recovery Rate
Adoption of Expenditure Rate for the General Endowment Pool
Governance and Compensation Committee
Amendment of Bylaws and of Certain Committee Charters Regarding
Governance and Compensation Committee and the Investments
Subcommittee
Amendment of Regents Policy 1203: Policy on Emeritus Title for Former
Regents, Senior Leadership, and Staff and Rescission of Standing
Order 103.5
Amendment of Schedule of Reports to the Regents
Appointment of Advisor to the Health Services Committee
Health Services Committee (meeting of April 13, 2018)
Public Engagement and Development Committee
Investments Subcommittee
National Laboratories Subcommittee
Unfinished Business
Resolutions in Appreciation
B1 Action Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget for the Office of the President
B2 Discussion A Review of the University of California’s Undergraduate Financial Aid
Strategy
Officers’ and President’s Reports:
Report of Materials Mailed Between Meetings
Report of Interim, Concurrence, and Committee Actions
 Robertson Auditorium
Times indicated and order of business subject to change


Now Daily Cal has this on it:

http://www.dailycal.org/2018/05/15/district-judge-rejects-retaliation-claim-former-uc-berkeley-administrator/

Monday, May 21, 2018

"universities that replace truth with politics and marketing steadily lose public trust, as they should"

See:

"Open Letter to UC President Janet Napolitano on Fundraising"
https://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2018/05/open-letter-to-uc-president-janet.html

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Includes:.."You represent a university that consists of hundreds of thousands of students as well as about 150,000 staff and over 10,000 faculty. Many of us have given decades of our working lives to UC. We have deep experience of the institution and highly developed expertise in our subject areas. And yet with few exceptions, we have no way of bringing this expertise to the wider public. As a group, our views are as unknown to the state at the end of our thirty-to-forty-year careers as they were at the beginning.

This places an enormous moral responsibility on you to represent hundreds of thousands of silent people correctly. It imposes an enormous intellectual responsibility as well.

As the representative of the university, your intellectual responsibility is of course to tell the truth: universities that replace truth with politics and marketing steadily lose public trust, as they should. By "truth," I don't mean a fixed obvious fact we can kick. I mean the current state-of-the-art on a topic, created by open methods, testing, and debate, and subject to further revision as better data and interpretations arise. The job of universities is to determine the truth defined as an issue's state-of-the-art understanding, which in all areas continues to evolve. This means that university administrations are in the position of having to keep up with the state-of-the-art in relevant fields as generated by their students, staff, and faculty.

One field that administrations must keep up with is higher education studies. As a scholar in some of its most pressing subfields, I sometimes feel that senior administrators are running away from research findings rather than embracing and acting on them.

A case in point is university philanthropy. Last week "...




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--Just to add in here a sort of question- is the " silence" and "loyally yours" mentioned in the above part of what is described here in this Brady commencement address?:

..." loyalty is also an investment in our institutions; it is a statement that we think that they might know things we do not know, that they might be beset with imperatives that require the actions they take, or that they might engage in short-term compromises for long-term gains. This investment in institutions can make it possible to solve problems in the future."...
http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2018/05/16/exit-voice-and-loyalty-for-graduation-speakers/

Saturday, May 19, 2018

..."the discussion covered public perception and mistrust of the UC and CSU systems",...

See: http://www.dailycal.org/2018/05/18/uc-president-janet-napolitano-csu-chancellor-timothy-white-discuss-future-public-higher-education/
..."UC President Janet Napolitano and CSU Chancellor Timothy White convened at the University of Southern California, or USC, Gould School of Law Thursday to discuss the future of public higher education.

Moderated by an editor for The Chronicle of Higher Education, the discussion covered public perception and mistrust of the UC and CSU systems, underrepresented student populations and state funding"...

"Part of this comes from how awfully difficult it is to pierce through all of the white noise that is flooding the country these days,” Napolitano said at the conference. “Cutting through all of it will continue to be the future challenge for Californians.”




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Four UC Regents Confirmed., and -DACA coverage, ex officio UC regent vying, more...

On DACA: https://www.c-span.org/video/?445195-1/ninth-circuit-hears-oral-argument-daca-case
Or,

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Prof. Wendy Brown commencement address: "What Kind of World Do You Want to Live In?"
http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2018/05/what-kind-of-world-do-you-want-to-live.html

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Also there a piece on
"Governor Brown Renews His Commitment to Educational Decline"
http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2018/05/governor-brown-renews-his-commitment-to.html

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On "Crowded, crumbling classrooms—will one-time cash infusion be enough to fix the University of California?"

CALmatters, http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2018/05/anti-crumbling-bond.html


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That ex officio UC Regent slot that comes with it:
'Lite Guv' no more: California candidates spending millions that gets no respect -
San Francisco Chronicle
https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/California-candidates-spending-millions-to-win-a-12917501.php


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Was anyone aware of this meeting that was scheduled in the midst of a major UC Strike -And commencement exercises preps? -was it scheduled at this time for that very reason? Was the opposition acknowledged- or not?
See:
On May 2nd the CA Senate Rules committee new chair Atkins (replaced De La Pena) held the confirmation hearings for the four unconfirmed UC regents:
https://docs.google.com/gview?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsrul.senate.ca.gov%2Fsites%2Fsrul.senate.ca.gov%2Ffiles%2Fpublic_agenda_-_may_2_2018.pdf&embedded=true

And here's how that went -- it runs about one hour of questions for the four regents appointees- and then 20 minutes of public comment:
http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=5460


- not many folks ( no one ) noticed it or wrote about it in their coverage...some student representation comes up in public comment at the end and received some odd feedback from the chair...the student was responded to as a student specimen of UC rather than as a student citizen or in a student rep gov capacity with her comments directly addressed... - there was no panel for those in opposition or to give background context for UC stakeholders with interests outside the lobbying and UCOP management circle.
Other things that came up
Anguiano comments on the need for faculty to be the designers of better systemwide initiatives,etc
Students, taxpayers as the customers in higher Ed

Gruber comments on 'best in breed' categories
Innovative-disruptors-efficiencies repetition, pithy quotables
Tauscher 'be transformative or be disrupted'
That committee didn't ask Tauscher about her views on Title IX
UC 'retreats' for the purpose of building relationships between regents and Chancellors off the grid
Park on Free speech and modeling debate best practices
And lots more euphemisms,subtext on online instruction revenue generation quotes by all throughout...
Atkins mentioned UC Regents appointed as symbols of Brown legacy...

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What is going on with listing some former UC regents like this:
http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/about/regents%20emeriti.html
- while avoiding listing other former regents in the same way?

What comes with being listed emeriti? Perks?

And what's up with:
http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2018/05/regents-agenda.html
..."Some changes are being made in conferrral of emeriti status to senior managers, generally making the eligibility rules easier to fulfill. See:
http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regmeet/may18/g2.pdf
http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regmeet/may18/g2attach1.pdf"

See in full here:
https://cloudminder.blogspot.com/2018/05/uc-regents-meeting-agenda-for-may-22-24.html