UCOP’s press release:
The University of California Commission on the Future will meet for the first time on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay Community Center. The commission was created by Board of Regents Chairman Russell S. Gould to help ensure excellence, innovation and access to opportunity across the UC system amid acute financial challenges. The commission is co-chaired by Gould and UC President Mark G. Yudof.; they will open the meeting at 1:30 p.m. and describe the charge to the commission. Jane V. Wellman, executive director of the Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability, will deliver the keynote speech following their remarks.
The commission and five working groups — focusing on the size and shape of UC, its education and curriculum, access and affordability, funding strategies and research strategies — will meet seven times through March 2010 to consider, among other issues:
- What is the right size and shape of the university going forward? Where should it grow, or should it?
- What educational delivery models will both maintain quality and improve efficiency for UC’s future?
- How can UC maximize traditional and alternative revenue streams in support of the mission?
A live audio broadcast of the meeting will be accessible at california.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2. The agenda is posted at www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/regmeet/commission.pdf.
- WHEN: 1:30-5 p.m. PDT
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009
- WHERE: Fisher Banquet Room, Mission Bay Community Center
1675 Owens St.
University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bay Campus
- RSVP: Media representatives planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP to Alfred White, UCOP Communications.
Electronic media should mention any special logistical needs as they RSVP.
Directions to the Mission Bay Community Center (1675 Owens St.): www.ucsf.edu/maps/directions-to-ucsf-mission-bay/
Parking is available, for a fee, in the Community Center parking garage.
UCSF shuttles run regularly from the 16th Street-Mission BART station to the community center. Shuttle timetables (red line) are available online.