Higher Education News From Around The Web

Here are the latest stories from higher education blogs around the web:
 

The Road to the Non-Autonomy ModelState senator to introduce a constitutional amendment to limit UC's 138-year-old autonomyTeresa Watanabe, LA Times, 5-23-17 The University of California, under fire for controversial budget practices, would lose the autonomy it has enjoyed for 138 years under a state constitutional amendment proposed Tuesday.The amendment suggested by state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-Azusa) would give the Legislature the power to directly fund the UC Office of the President, which is currently supported by campus fees. Such legislative control was recommended in a recent state audit, which found that central administrators in the office failed to (Read more...)
Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

See:Instead of simply trying to get to the truth of the way UCOP has been acting, most of the regents spent a great deal of time praising President Napolitano and each other. What they failed to examine was why and how UCOP interfered with the audit, and if UCOP was hiding money and actions from the regents themselves. Moreover, no one asked why the campuses changed their reviews of UCOP: were the campus leaders afraid or were they coerced? We still do not know the direct role of Napolitano in any of this, and it is likely (Read more...)
Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

White U of Maryland student, who officials say was a member of white supremacist group on Facebook, is charged in fatal stabbing of a black Bowie State student, leaving others questioning how safe they are. (Read more...)
Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

In Indiana, encouraging students to pursue a full credit load is having a positive impact on students when the financial incentive is significant, according to a new analysis. (Read more...)
Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

University of Arizona wants to establish more than 25 “microcampuses” -- capable of collectively educating more than 25,000 students -- at partner universities around the world. (Read more...)
Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Humanities leaders had hoped to see William D. Adams, an Obama appointee, finish his term. The agency is among several targeted for elimination by the White House. (Read more...)
Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Popular Native American studies scholar who was named faculty dean at Dartmouth withdraws from position, following criticism of his past support for Israel boycott. Some fear impact on academic freedom. (Read more...)
Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

What follows are the introduction and the first section of the most recent higher education report produced by the Ohio Conference of AAUP. John McNay, the President of the Conference, and Sara Kilpatrick, the Executive Director of the Conference, deserves kudos for doing the bulk of the work on this report. The report has been… (Read more...)
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

Those closely following UC Regents ask this all the time...(and in the context of Arnold relationship with USC)Why does Brown leave multiple UC Regents vacancies open for years while Arnold appointees take leadership positions (chair control of the most powerful finance, compliance, governance, committees on the future of UC type committees etc) on the UC Regents year after year?- in this July a Schwarzenegger appointee will chair the UC Regents, keep that in mind as you read:Gov "Brown could overhaul the UC Regents"http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/05/22/jerry-brown-could-overhaul-uc-leadership-if-he-wanted-to-heres-how/But unanswered in that article:How does the Gov feel about his UC Regents reappointmens,ya know- the ones who (Read more...)
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

Jerry Brown Could Overhaul UC Leadership If He Wanted To. Here's HowCapital Public Radio, Ben Adler, 5-22-17Gov. Jerry Brown's latest budget proposal calls for withholding $50 million from the University of California until the UC improves its financial accountability and admits more community college transfers. It's his way of pushing for change despite the UC's constitutional independence.But the governor has a far more effective tool to overhaul the UC that he has yet to take full advantage of: He could reshape the Board of Regents by filling its four current vacancies.“I think it would be a game-changer if the governor (Read more...)
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association